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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

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Get Your Questions about Grants Answered

Get Your Questions about Grants Answered

The ASM Grant Writing Online Course will provide you with answers to your most probing questions abo...

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American Academy of Microbiology and Science Diplomats Club Host Event on the Global Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance

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Enhance your ASM Microbe experience by attending MAPD.

At MAPD students will learn how to navigate the meeting, network with ASM leaders, and receive feedb...

Obituary: Mark Wainberg, AIDS Drug Pione…

Obituary: Mark Wainberg, AIDS Drug Pioneer

Dr. Wainberg, an AAC editor, discovered the effectiveness of the antiretroviral drug 3TC against HIV...

JMBE’s Call for Science Communication Ma…

JMBE’s Call for Science Communication Manuscripts

The Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE) is pleased to announce a Call for Ma...

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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 on U.S. Immigration Policy Concerns

ASM on U.S. Immigration Policy Concerns

The mission of the ASM is to promote and advance the microbial sciences, in the United States and worldwide. ASM continues to champion science diplomacy and promote international partnerships in the sciences. 

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

Solving How Bacteria Assemble Cell Walls

Solving How Bacteria Assemble Cell Walls

The structure and possible mode of action of a key protein for cell wall assembly has been determined 

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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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