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This Is ASM

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This Is ASM

A 4-minute overview of ASM’s mission, members and accomplishments. Originally aired at ASM Microbe 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. This video covers the depth and breadth of the great research and...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

The Cool World of Glacial Microbiology with Christine Foreman

Meet the Microbiologist

The Cool World of Glacial Microbiology with Christine Foreman

Christine Foreman explains how microbes can survive and grow on glaciers, and what we can learn from microbes in glacier ice cores.

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf MTM, glacial microbiology, Extremophiles

Exosomes in your nose and in your gut - TWiM 190

TWiM

Exosomes in your nose and in your gut - TWiM 190

Exosomes, vesicles that are shed from cells: those that eliminate airway pathogens, and those from the plants we eat that shape our gut microbiome.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello TWiM, Exosomes, microbiome

Predictive Value of Blood Culture Time to Positivity

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Predictive Value of Blood Culture Time to Positivity

Time-to-positivity is often automatically reported for blood cultures; here we discuss how it’s calculated and how it may provide “free” and potentially helpful information.

Kenneth (K.P.) Smith - avatar Kenneth (K.P.) Smith

When the Clap Hits Back Part III: Molecular Mechanisms of Resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae and How Molecular Tests May Save Us All

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

When the Clap Hits Back Part III: Molecular Mechanisms of Resistance in Nei…

Antimicrobial resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae is a challenge for clinical labs. Can molecular tests save us from untreatable gonorrhea?

Peera Hemarajata - avatar Peera Hemarajata

Bringing the Laboratory Test to the Patient With Point-of-Contact Tests

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Bringing the Laboratory Test to the Patient With Point-of-Contact Tests

Patient-centered or point-of-care testing is gaining in popularity—what does this mean for patients, the clinicians and laboratorians?

Audrey Schuetz  - avatar Audrey Schuetz

New Technologies Aid Clinical Microbiologists and Mean New Career Opportunities

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

New Technologies Aid Clinical Microbiologists and Mean New Career Opportuni…

New technologies mean change for clinical microbiology diagnostic laboratories, but they also present opportunities for career growth. 

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

ASM’s Agar Art Contest Featured on CBS News

ASM News

ASM’s Agar Art Contest Featured on CBS News

ASM’s Agar Art contest was the focus of a report on the CBS News streaming network 

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Just Small Adults? Pediatric Considerations in Clinical Microbiology

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Just Small Adults? Pediatric Considerations in Clinical Microbiology

There are many unique aspects to neonatal and pediatric clinical microbiology: sometimes a test is a bigger deal in kids than in adults, sometimes it’s a smaller deal - and...

Thea Brennan-Krohn - avatar Thea Brennan-Krohn

bioRxiv

bioRxiv Subject Collection: Microbiology

 
Microbial Ninja Warriors: Bacterial Immune Evasion

Microbial Sciences

Microbial Ninja Warriors: Bacterial Immune Evasion

Sabotage, camouflage, and stealth: revealing the ninja-like skills of some of humanity’s deadliest bacterial pathogens.

Erica Bizzell - avatar Erica Bizzell

Microbial Minutes: Bacterial Speciation, Ancient Bacteria, and Drug-Resistant Infection Deaths

mBiosphere

Microbial Minutes: Bacterial Speciation, Ancient Bacteria, and Drug-Resista…

A news roundup covering bacterial speciation, ancient plague bacteria, and calculating how many drug-resistant infection deaths really happen in the U.S.

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

Saccharomycopsis Cells Slay Sickeners - BacterioFiles 365

Bacteriofiles

Saccharomycopsis Cells Slay Sickeners - BacterioFiles 365

Dr. Klara Junker joins me to discuss her work on the predatory yeast Saccharomycopsis schoenii that can kill the serious pathogenic yeast Candida auris!

Jesse Noar - avatar Jesse Noar yeast, fungus

May I borrow a cup of catalase? Prochlorococcus and its helpful neighbors.

Microbial Sciences

May I borrow a cup of catalase? Prochlorococcus and its helpful neighbors.

Nature is full of organisms competing for resources, and microbial communities are no different.  However, some microbes have developed helpful relationships that benefit their survival in nature. These relationships are...

Janet Goins  - avatar Janet Goins Prochlorococcus, cyanobacteria, microbial sciences

ASM Career Development Grant Helps A Postdoc Develop Science Policy Skills

Careers

ASM Career Development Grant Helps A Postdoc Develop Science Policy Skills

Dr. Candace Rouchon is a postdoctoral fellow at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She researches biofilm-associated infections caused by the opportunistic pathogen Enterococcus faecalis. She received the ASM...

ASM Careers - avatar ASM Careers

Undone by Fungi: Mucormycosis with Ashraf Ibrahim - microTalk 42

microTalk

Undone by Fungi: Mucormycosis with Ashraf Ibrahim - microTalk 42

Dr. Ibrahim talks about why Mucormycosis cases are increasing, why there are not very many treatment options, what is the possibility of an immunotherapeutic to treat Mucor infections, and how...

Karl Klose - avatar Karl Klose Fungi, microtalk

Investigators Discover Compounds That Block Reactivation of Latent HIV-1

Press Releases

Investigators Discover Compounds That Block Reactivation of Latent HIV-1

A team of investigators from the University of Pittsburgh has identified compounds that block the reactivation of latent HIV-1 in a human cell line containing the latent virus.

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Just the Facts: Role of Evidence-Based Medicine in Clinical Microbiology

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Just the Facts: Role of Evidence-Based Medicine in Clinical Microbiology

Clinical microbiology is welcoming more evidence-based medicine guidelines. Why do we need them, and what are they bringing to the table?

Audrey Schuetz  - avatar Audrey Schuetz

Polyproteins Promote Producing Pabulum - BacterioFiles 364

Bacteriofiles

Polyproteins Promote Producing Pabulum - BacterioFiles 364

Engineering other organisms to fix nitrogen by combining the required enzyme components into giant proteins that then get cut into the regular-sized subunit components!

Jesse Noar - avatar Jesse Noar Bacteria, nitrogen, plants

Readers of the lost ORF - TWiV 522

TWiV

Readers of the lost ORF - TWiV 522

Isolation of a naturally occurring DNA virus from fruit flies, and the cell-type specific function of a small transmembrane protein encoded in an open reading frame upstream of the enterovirus...

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello TWiV, Virology

Temperature Adaptation as a Virulence Determinant for Fungal Pathogens

Microbial Sciences

Temperature Adaptation as a Virulence Determinant for Fungal Pathogens

By Jesus Romo | Do fungi require elevated temperature tolerance to infect mammals? Pseudogymnoascus destructans challenges this widely-held idea.

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

HIV interaction with the immune system with Mark Connors

Meet the Microbiologist

HIV interaction with the immune system with Mark Connors

Mark Connors talk about 2 different patient populations able to control HIV pathogenesis via their T cell or B cell responses.

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf MTM, AIDS, HIV, vaccine

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