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Welcome to ASM's Newsroom, a resource for journalists seeking information relating to the microbiological sciences. Members of the media and the general public can access current and archived press releases highlighting the latest research published in ASM's journals or presented at our meetings.

A new report sheds light on the spontaneous nature of protein misfolding in transmissible spongiform encephalopathies.


"ASM believes in the importance of the free flow of information between scientists and policymakers."

Researchers report that the ratio of proteins and carbohydrates in a canine’s daily diet have a significant influence on the balance of microbes in its gut.

Researchers investigated how yeasts manage and use the nitrogen available in an industrial environment—wine fermentation—to sustain their growth

Researchers in Italy have combined laboratory and novel computational techniques to systematically track the vertical transmission of microbes in a pilot study.

Researchers have discovered that a subset of bacteriophages, dubbed “superspreaders,” potentially play a major role in transmitting antimicrobial resistance.

A clever new tuberculosis vaccine tested in mice, could be the first new TB vaccine in a century.

mSphereDirect, a new, innovative pathway of manuscript review and submission, is now open for submissions.

New research shows how bacteria claim heme, an iron-containing molecule in the ocean, directly from algal cells that have died and disintegrated.

Researchers have discovered that flaviviruses use an unexpected mechanism to hijack the cell’s machinery to replicate themselves compared to many other RNA viruses.

Researchers have found a way to reduce the dosage of drugs that treat tuberculosis, and their negative side effects, without compromising effectiveness. 

New research shows that the bacteria that cause Legionnaire’s disease grow well in warm tap water installations with ample dissolved organic matter.

Researchers have characterized the gut microbiome of the Canadian Artic Inuit. Their diversity of gut microbes is remarkably similar to their urban counterparts.

A new antiviral drug has been found to inhibit an important pathogen in the world of aquaculture.

An international team of researchers has spatially mapped molecules produced by an intact, complex microbial community for the first time

Results from a placebo-controlled trial provide a strategy for improving fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) for patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection.

A team of researchers has developed a portable detection system that can rapidly identify some of the most virulent, often multi-drug resistant pathogens.

Thursday, 15 December 2016 16:38

33 ASM Members Named AAAS Fellows

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Washington, DC - December 15, 2016 - This year, 33 members of the American Society for Microbiology were named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a AAAS Fellow is a prestigious honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. This year, 391 members of AAAS were awarded this honor for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

To keep laboratory professionals up to date, ASM Press has published three new clinical microbiology references focused on microbial diagnostics that support treatment decisions.

After much discussion of the new opportunities in publishing, ASM is proud to announce mSphereDirect, a new pathway of manuscript review and submission for mSphere, ASM’s pan-microbial, open-access science journal.