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Researchers Devise Methods to Identify Transmission of Microbes from Mothers to Infants

Press Releases

Researchers Devise Methods to Identify Transmission of Microbes from Mother…

Researchers in Italy have combined laboratory and novel computational techniques to systematically track the vertical transmission of microbes in a pilot study.

Joanna Urban - avatar Joanna Urban vertical transmission, mother, infant, microbes

Outbreak of H7N2 Flu Virus in Cats

mBiosphere

Outbreak of H7N2 Flu Virus in Cats

Few people think of cats when they think of influenza virus carriers, but an H7N2 influenza outbreak has struck a Queens cat shelter. We discuss the ability of H7 influenza...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

Peanuts and Probiotics

Microbial Sciences

Peanuts and Probiotics

Good for your gut… and your garden? Microbes can help (or hinder) plant growth and help modern agriculture get back to its roots.  

Ada Hagan - avatar Ada Hagan Probiotics, Rhizobia, phytopathogen, Food Microbiology

Cleverly Designed Tuberculosis Vaccine Shows Promise In Mice

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Cleverly Designed Tuberculosis Vaccine Shows Promise In Mice

A clever new tuberculosis vaccine tested in mice, could be the first new TB vaccine in a century.

Joanna Urban - avatar Joanna Urban

How to submit through mSphereDirect

mSphereDirect

How to submit through mSphereDirect

How to submit your manuscript to mSphere through mSphereDirect, a faster way to publish your science that puts you in control.

Chris Condayan - avatar Chris Condayan mSphereDirect

Study Shows How Marine Microbes Recycle Iron From the Debris of Dead Algae

Press Releases

Study Shows How Marine Microbes Recycle Iron From the Debris of Dead Algae

New research shows how bacteria claim heme, an iron-containing molecule in the ocean, directly from algal cells that have died and disintegrated.

Stephen Ornes - avatar Stephen Ornes

Dengue and Zika Virus Family Uses an Unexpected Approach to Hijack Human Cell Machinery

Press Releases

Dengue and Zika Virus Family Uses an Unexpected Approach to Hijack Human Ce…

Researchers have discovered that flaviviruses use an unexpected mechanism to hijack the cell’s machinery to replicate themselves compared to many other RNA viruses.

Joanna Urban - avatar Joanna Urban

How to be a successful foodborne pathogen: step 1, grow on food

mBiosphere

How to be a successful foodborne pathogen: step 1, grow on food

A new report finds that Salmonella requires a specific pattern of gene expression to enable its persistent colonization on tomato plants, which helps it to be a successful foodborne pathogen.

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

First Snapshot of Inuit Gut Microbiome Shows Similarities to Western Microbiome

Press Releases

First Snapshot of Inuit Gut Microbiome Shows Similarities to Western Microb…

Researchers have characterized the gut microbiome of the Canadian Artic Inuit. Their diversity of gut microbes is remarkably similar to their urban counterparts.

Joanna Urban - avatar Joanna Urban

ASM Best of Social Media 2016

ASM News

ASM Best of Social Media 2016

A year in review of the ASM's top performing social media posts! 

Chaseedaw Giles - avatar Chaseedaw Giles

Building Your Personal Brand: Tips and Tools for Scientists

Careers

Building Your Personal Brand: Tips and Tools for Scientists

What is your personal brand? Have you spent time purposefully shaping it, or has it evolved on its own? Do you wonder what a “personal brand” even is? One of...

Education - avatar Education

My First Year at the Wheel: Reflections on ASM

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My First Year at the Wheel: Reflections on ASM

Perhaps with more enthusiasm than originality, I feel compelled at the end of the year to look back on what has happened in my life.  The compulsion is even stronger...

Stefano Bertuzzi - avatar Stefano Bertuzzi

5 Reasons Why Having Multiple Mentors Helps You

Careers

5 Reasons Why Having Multiple Mentors Helps You

Who do you go to with questions on your career? Or when your PCR isn’t working? How about when you have a conflict with a coworker? Although it may be...

ASM Careers - avatar ASM Careers

Minority Microbiology Mentor Newsletter - January

Newsletters

Minority Microbiology Mentor Newsletter - January

The Committee on Microbiological Issues Impacting Minorities has published the January issue of the Minority Microbiology Mentor Newsletter.

Public and Scientific Affairs Board - avatar Public and Scientific Affairs Board

Researchers Use Innovative Methods to Study Vertical Transmission of Microbes

mBiosphere

Researchers Use Innovative Methods to Study Vertical Transmission of Microb…

Researchers found several identical bacterial strains in the microbiomes of both infants and their mothers that were distinct from those found in other infants or mothers, a sign of vertical...

Karen Blum - avatar Karen Blum

Apply by 1/20 for the Undergraduate Research Capstone Fellowship.

ASM News

Apply by 1/20 for the Undergraduate Research Capstone Fellowship.

Develop professional development skills, receive career advising & present research at ASM Microbe 2017 through the Capstone Fellowship.

Leah Gibbons - avatar Leah Gibbons

Bacteria in Biofilms Use Electricity to Signal Distant Cells

Microbiology News

Bacteria in Biofilms Use Electricity to Signal Distant Cells

Bacteria living in biofilms generate electrical signals that attract motile bacteria for incorporation into the biofilm

Patrick Lacey - avatar Patrick Lacey

Advancing Phage Therapy

mBiosphere

Advancing Phage Therapy

New research suggests that phage superspreaders may help drive bacterial evolution in natural environments.

Joanna Urban - avatar Joanna Urban

Study Shines Light on How To Build Better Bacteriophage Therapies

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Study Shines Light on How To Build Better Bacteriophage Therapies

Researchers have discovered that a subset of bacteriophages, dubbed “superspreaders,” potentially play a major role in transmitting antimicrobial resistance.

Joanna Urban - avatar Joanna Urban bacteriophage, therapy, e coli

FLERVergnügen - TWiV 424

TWiV

FLERVergnügen - TWiV 424

New tests for detecting prions in the blood and evidence showing that foamy retroviruses originated in the seas with their jawed vertebrate hosts at least 450 million years ago.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello Prions, retroviruses, Virology

Mycobacteria Make Mice Mellow - BacterioFiles 282

Bacteriofiles

Mycobacteria Make Mice Mellow - BacterioFiles 282

Vaccinating mice with heat-killed soil bacteria reduced their stressed behavior and inflammation.

Jesse Noar - avatar Jesse Noar Mycobacterium vaccae

Innovative Chemical Treatments to Kill Foodborne Pathogens - Michael Doyle, PhD

ASM Virtual Lectures

Innovative Chemical Treatments to Kill Foodborne Pathogens - Michael Doyle…

Michael Doyle, PhD, discusses a variety of alternative food preservatives which can prevent unintended contamination of foods by pathogens and spoilage microbes.

Chris Condayan - avatar Chris Condayan Food Microbiology, Food Safety

Solving How Bacteria Assemble Cell Walls

Microbiology News

Solving How Bacteria Assemble Cell Walls

The structure and possible mode of action of a key protein for cell wall assembly has been determined 

Patrick Lacey - avatar Patrick Lacey

Emerging Pathogen Surveillance with Jonna Mazet, PhD

Interviews

Emerging Pathogen Surveillance with Jonna Mazet, PhD

Jonna Mazet, PhD, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, is interviewed by Vincent Racaniello, PhD, Columbia University, New York, about emerging pathogen surveillance and public health.

Chris Condayan - avatar Chris Condayan one health, Virology

 

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