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Zika A, G, C, U

It took me one year to determine the 7,442-base sequence of poliovirus RNA by this technique. In our lab, Audrey Warren is creating DNA copies of the RNA of many different Zika virus isolates from all over the world. She amplifies short … Read more

The Cost of Zika Zoo

Our protocol for infecting mice with Zika virus was approved, the animals were ordered, and now we are ready to do an experiment. This week we also received the bill for the animals and their housing—an eye-opener for anyone not used to animal … Read more

Congress Fails Again on Zika

Congress has again failed to provide needed money for Zika virus research. It’s the second time this year that this important research agenda has been compromised by politics. Read more

ASM News

ASM Hosts National Microbiome Data Colla…

ASM Hosts National Microbiome Data Collaborative Workshop

Data collaborative seeks to aid microbiome researchers by developing tools to help them access...

ASM Cosigns Letter to Congress on Tax Be…

ASM Cosigns Letter to Congress on Tax Benefits for Graduate Students

ASM and 43 other scientific and engineering societies urge the House of Representatives to preserve ...

ASM Members Awarded 2017 Carlos J. Finla…

ASM Members Awarded 2017 Carlos J. Finlay UNESCO Prize for Microbiology

ASM Global Outreach members Professor Shahida Hasnain and Dr. Samir Saha recieve UNESCO Prize

2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Henderson…

2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Henderson, Frank, Dubochet

AAM member Joachim Frank among 2017 laureates in Chemistry

2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medici…

2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine: Hall, Rosbash, and Young

ASM members among the 2017 laureates in Physiology or Medicine

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BioRxiv Articles

Norovirus-mediated modification of the translational landscape via virus and host-induced cleavage of translation initiation factors.

Emmott, E., Sorgeloos, F., Caddy, S. L., Vashist, S., Sosnovtsev, S., Lloyd, R., Heesom, K., Goodfel...

When is a bacterial "virulence factor" really virulent?

Granato, E. T., Harrison, F., Kummerli, R., Ross-Gillespie, A. 

Dysregulation of Long Non-coding RNA (lncRNA) Genes and Predicted lncRNA-protein Interactions during Zika Virus Infection

Ramaiah, A., Contreras, D., Gangalapudi, V., Padhye, M. S., Tang, J., Arumugaswami, V.

General calibration of microbial growth in microplate readers

Stevenson, K., McVey, A. F., Clark, I. B. N., Swain, P. S., Pilizota, T.

Science News

ASM Cosigns Letter to Congress on Tax Benefits for Graduate Students

ASM Cosigns Letter to Congress on Tax Benefits for Graduate Students

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

Bioenergy Research Centers Selected for Continued Funding

Bioenergy Research Centers Selected for Continued Funding

Department of Energy program to exploit biomass for fuels and biopoducts expanded to 4 centers 

Community of Scientific Societies Applauds March for Science

Community of Scientific Societies Applauds March for Science

Statement hosted by AAAS recommits societies to foster public support, engagement in science 

NIH Open Science Prize Awarded to Pathogen Tracking Project

NIH Open Science Prize Awarded to Pathogen Tracking Project

Online platform nextstrain.org tracks the spread of global pathogens such as Zika and Ebola

Gut Microbes Can Cause High Blood Pressure

Gut Microbes Can Cause High Blood Pressure

Transplanting the gut microbiota from rats with high blood pressure can induce hypertension in normal rats    

Bacteria in Biofilms Use Electricity to Signal Distant Cells

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

Pic of the Day

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Thank you all for your #spooky submissions! Our first #AgarArt mini-contest winner is this #bacterial #Frankenstein from IG user @vayaval87! Keep those submissions coming through the holidays and YOU could be next. Muahahaha!

 

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