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Dutch cheeses are made using complex starter cultures, that have been employed for centuries. Due to changes in strain composition within a culture, the quality frequently fluctuates. A team of Norwegian investigators has developed a tool that could be used to monitor the strains within a culture with high resolution, in order to maintain cheese quality.

In a study published in mBio, researchers connect the onset and severity of mono to T-cells that react to both EBV and the influenza A virus.

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History will mark the anniversary of the Great Influenza pandemic with a new exhibition, "Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World."

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 12:53

Probiotic Gets a Boost from Breast Milk

Supplementation with probiotics can improve a person's gut health, but the benefits are often fleeting, and colonization by the probiotic's good microbes usually doesn't last. Breast milk may help sustain those colonies in the long run, say researchers at the University of California, Davis.

Fermented sausages can vary in taste quality depending on whether the fermentations begin “spontaneously”, or using a commercial starter culture. A team of Italian investigators found that commercial starter culture produced sausages with higher acidity, and inferior taste, as compared with spontaneous fermentation.

Diagnostic tools are the backbone of many public health programs; we need them to assess the molecular characteristics and physiologies of potential pathogens. This week, Bugs & Drugs features our best diagnostic tools blog posts, with interviews, reference articles, and advice on how to implement these tools to increase public health.

Researchers demonstrate using a mouse model that engineered nanosponges can be used to protect eyes from infections caused by Enterococcus faecalis.

Up to 91 percent of bacterial strains causing a common type of invasive serogroup B meningococcal disease in children and young adults express at least one of the antigens contained in a four-component vaccine called MenB-4C (Bexsero), according to laboratory studies conducted by investigators at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and at GlaxoSmithKline, manufacturers of the vaccine.

ASM and 43 other scientific and engineering societies urge the House of Representatives to preserve tax benefits for graduate students

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 12:32

ASM Resources During Antibiotic Awareness Week

The American Society of Microbiology is a natural resource for clinical practitioners, researchers, and educators during Antibiotic Awareness Week. Here we share some of our recent top stories on antibiotic awareness, education, discovery, and resistance.

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