Tuesday, 04 September 2018 14:08

Microbial Minutes: E. coli in chicken, HPV vaccine and disease, and microbial life origins

Written by 
Published in mBiosphere

What's hot in the microbial sciences? ASM summarizes microbiology news and reports in Microbial Minutes, a biweekly news roundup. Watch the YouTube session for summaries and major findings, and read the reports and news coverage for yourself below. What should we highlight next time? Leave a suggestion in our comments section!


Foodborne bacteria are linked to UTI-causing E. coli

Liu CM et al. Escherichia coli ST131-H22 as a Foodborne Uropathogen. mBio August 28 2018. 


Bacterial tree of life is reorganized based on gene orders

Parks DH et al. A Standardized Bacterial Taxonomy Based on Genome Phylogeny Substantially Revises the Tree of Life. Nature Biotechnology August 27 2018. 

Broader HPV vaccination needed to stem cancer spread

Walker TY et al. National, Regional, State, and Selected Local Area Vaccination Coverage among Adolescents Aged 13-17 Years – United States, 2017. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 67(33). August 24 2018. 

Van Dyne EA et al. Trends in Human Papillomavirus-Associated Cancers – United States, 1999-2015. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 67(33). August 24 2018.

Antibody protects against multiple Ebola virus species

Gilchuk P et al. Multifunctional Pan-ebolavirus Antibody Recognizes a Site of Broad Vulnerability on the Ebolavirus Glycoprotein. Immunity 49(2). August 21 2018. 


Last modified on Tuesday, 04 September 2018 14:34
Julie Wolf

Julie Wolf is the ASM Science Communications Specialist. She contributes to the ASM social media and blog network and hosts the Meet the Microbiologist podcast. She also runs workshops at ASM conferences to help scientists improve their own communication skills. Follow Julie on Twitter for more ASM and microbiology highlights at @JulieMarieWolf.

Julie earned her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, focusing on medical mycology and infectious disease. Outside of her work at ASM, she maintains a strong commitment to scientific education and teaches molecular biology at the community biolab, Genspace. She lives in beautiful New York City.