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Antimicrobial Resistance Crisis Demands Global Solution

Press Releases

Antimicrobial Resistance Crisis Demands Global Solution

Antimicrobial resistance is an urgent global threat. Recognizing the significance of antimicrobial resistance across the spectrum of microbiology, the American Society for Microbiology established a new initiative to complement existing...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

How computer scientists are setting the stage to end tuberculosis

Microbial Sciences

How computer scientists are setting the stage to end tuberculosis

Bypassing the slow growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis with computer models provides new ways to learn about the disease.

Ada Hagan - avatar Ada Hagan tb, tuberculosis, vaccine

Uniting Against Drug Resistance on World TB Day

mBiosphere

Uniting Against Drug Resistance on World TB Day

Despite omission by the WHO on its priority list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, drug-resistant M. tuberculosis is an enormous problem worldwide. To highlight this issue as part of World TB Day, we summarize...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

Neanderthal Dentistry - TWiM 148

TWiM

Neanderthal Dentistry - TWiM 148

Vincent, Elio, and Michael reveal what Neanderthals ate from analysis of DNA in their teeth, and new CRISPR-Cas systems found in the genomes of uncultured microbes.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello TWiM, podcast, Microbiology, CRISPR, crisprcas9

Slashing Science: a Disturbing Vision for the American Future

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Slashing Science: a Disturbing Vision for the American Future

The President's budget, by slashing science investments, will consequently hinder evidence-based policy making

Stefano Bertuzzi - avatar Stefano Bertuzzi

Microscopy Meets Photography, 200 Years Later

Microbial Sciences

Microscopy Meets Photography, 200 Years Later

Who took the first photograph through a microscope and who took the first photograph of a microbe?

Scott Chimileski - avatar Scott Chimileski microscopy, photography

Submit Your Best Work on Science Communication to JMBE

Teaching Microbiology

Submit Your Best Work on Science Communication to JMBE

If you work in the crucial field of science communication, or know someone who does, now is your chance to have your work published alongside your peers’ in a special...

Education - avatar Education Education, JMBE, SciComm

ASM Urges Increased Investment in Research in the President’s Budget

Press Releases

ASM Urges Increased Investment in Research in the President’s Budget

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is deeply concerned that the Administration’s proposal to cut funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by $5.8 billion, nearly a 20% reduction...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications Research and Development Budgets

Testing staphylococci for oxacillin resistance - why is it so complicated?

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Testing staphylococci for oxacillin resistance - why is it so complicated?

Have you ever encountered an isolate of Staphylococcus that gave you seemingly discordant susceptibility results? You'd be lying if you said "no"! Learn how your lab can sort out staphylococcal susceptibility testing dilemmas.

Romney Humphries - avatar Romney Humphries

Obesity affects infectious disease outcome and treatment

mBiosphere

Obesity affects infectious disease outcome and treatment

Two new Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy reports cover the effects of obesity on infectious disease. They find obesity affects the patient response to antibiotics and recommend modifications that might improve...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

ASM on U.S. Immigration Policy Concerns

ASM News

ASM on U.S. Immigration Policy Concerns

The mission of the ASM is to promote and advance the microbial sciences, in the United States and worldwide. ASM continues to champion science diplomacy and promote international partnerships in the...

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Connecting the Food Supply and Urinary Tract Infections

mBiosphere

Connecting the Food Supply and Urinary Tract Infections

An Applied and Environmental Microbiology study  found ubiquitous contamination of chicken products in the United States with clinically relevant E. coli strains, which has implications for urinary tract infection transmission. A...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

Land-Based Microbes May Be Invading and Harming Coral Reefs

Press Releases

Land-Based Microbes May Be Invading and Harming Coral Reefs

A new study suggests that coral reefs—already under existential threat from global warming—may be undergoing further damage from invading bacteria and fungi coming from land-based sources, such as outfall from...

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Workshop provides tips for mentoring, networking, and presenting

ASM News

Workshop provides tips for mentoring, networking, and presenting

Students will build their professional development skills during the Microbe Academy for Professional Development, a pre- ASM Microbe workshop.

Leah Gibbons - avatar Leah Gibbons

World TB Day: Enhancing Diagnostic Capacity for World Health

Around the World

World TB Day: Enhancing Diagnostic Capacity for World Health

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. In 2015, there were 10.4 million new cases of TB and 1.4 million died from the disease. These numbers...

International Affairs - avatar International Affairs

Picking Lab Rotations: Dating in Graduate School

Careers

Picking Lab Rotations: Dating in Graduate School

Your first year of graduate school will probably consist of taking classes and doing lab rotations, a trial period to assess a lab and its people, while they assess you...

ASM Careers - avatar ASM Careers

Why Graduate Students, Postdocs, and Early-Career Faculty Should Attend ASMCUE

Teaching Microbiology

Why Graduate Students, Postdocs, and Early-Career Faculty Should Attend ASM…

In 2012, Dr. Amy Briggs, an Assistant Professor of Biology at Beloit College attended the ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE) for the first time. “That conference was transformational for...

Education - avatar Education Education, ASMCUE

Hot Topics in Clinical Microbiology: Clostridium difficile

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Hot Topics in Clinical Microbiology: Clostridium difficile

Scientists are searching for better antimicrobial therapies, diagnostic assays, and prevention tactics for the increasing issue of Clostridium difficile infection. This Hot Topics highlights ASM resources to stay up-to-date on the latest...

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JMBE’s Call for Science Communication Manuscripts

ASM News

JMBE’s Call for Science Communication Manuscripts

The Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE) is pleased to announce a Call for Manuscripts for a Science Communication themed issue. Submit your manuscript today!

Claudia Ratti - avatar Claudia Ratti

Poops viruses and worms - TWiV 433

TWiV

Poops viruses and worms - TWiV 433

TWiV explores the evolution of our fecal virome, and the antiviral RNA interference response in the nematode C. elegans.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello C elegans, Virology

Global Transcriptional Response of Acinetobacter baumannii to Light Exposure

mBiosphere

Global Transcriptional Response of Acinetobacter baumannii to Light Exposur…

Light exposure affects A. baumannii drug susceptibility and pathogenesis in vitro. A new Journal of Bacteriology study on the A. baumannii global transcriptional response during light exposure may explain these observations.

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

Human kindness, river blindness - TWiP 129

TWiP

Human kindness, river blindness - TWiP 129

TWiP solves the case of the Australian Wildlife Carer, and review evidence that nodding syndrome may be caused by an autoimmune reaction to the parasitic worm that causes river blindness.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello Parasites

 

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