ASM General Meeting in Boston 2014

Researchers discuss how the analysis of 1,500-year-old coprolites from archeological excavations in Vieques, Puerto Rico helped confirm that there were once two distinct ethnic populations living there from widely divergent backgrounds, one being the Bolivian Andes.
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 19:51

Microbes and Cancer

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Participants discuss not only how infection with specific pathogens causes cancers but also how disruptions in the human microbiome can also cause disease.
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 13:03

Where Pathogens Can Linger on Airplanes

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Many air travelers are concerned about the risks of catching a disease from other passengers given the long time spent in crowded air cabins. New research shows disease-causing bacteria can linger on surfaces commonly found in airplane cabins for days, even up to a week. Participants will discuss these findings as well as future plans to develop effective cleaning and disinfection strategies for airplanes.
Participants examine pathogens that have recently emerged and discuss what factors may make them long lasting threats and how public health laboratories should be preparing for those threats.
Monday, 19 May 2014 19:45

The Potential Role of Gut Microbes in Autism

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New research shows that children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have significantly different concentrations of certain bacterial-produced chemicals, called metabolites, in their feces compared to children without ASD. The participant will discuss these findings and their implications.
Monday, 19 May 2014 19:43

ASM ¡en vivo! 2014

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ASM2014 tiene "sabor Latino". Por primera vez podrás participar de ASM ¡en vivo! Tendremos una sección solo en Español donde las anfitrionas, Greetchen y Catalina (Mundo de los Microbios) conversarán con sus invitados sobre la importancia de comunicar la ciencia, adaptaciones de los hongos a sus hospederos y hasta paleomicrobiología.
Discussing the findings from a project initiated after a series of epidemiological studies found motor vehicle use to be associated with increased risk for Legionnaires' disease.
The American Society for Microbiology hosted a live podcast of This Week in Virology with Vincent Racaniello with co-host Alan Dove that includes guests Paul Duprex, Director of Cell and Tissue Imaging Core, Boston University, National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL), and Julie Pfeiffer, Professor, Associate Professor of Microbiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Participants discuss new findings that patients with pancreatic cancer have a different and distinct profile of specific bacteria in their saliva compared to healthy controls and patients with other cancers or pancreatic diseases and how these findings could form the basis for a test to diagnose the disease in its early stages.
Research evaluating urine specimens of 90 women with and without OAB using a new technique, the discovery that women with OAB had distinctly different bacteria in their urine and the implications of these findings.