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This Is ASM

Membership Videos

This Is ASM

A 4-minute overview of ASM’s mission, members and accomplishments. Originally aired at ASM Microbe 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. This video covers the depth and breadth of the great research and...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Babbling Bacteria: A Discussion About Quorum Sensing with Marvin Whiteley

microTalk

Babbling Bacteria: A Discussion About Quorum Sensing with Marvin Whiteley

Dr. Marvin Whiteley talks about how and why bacteria talk to each other (quorum sensing), whether lab conditions can help us understand what a pathogen does inside a host, and...

Karl Klose - avatar Karl Klose quorum sensing, microtalk

Invasive Fungal Infections: a Creeping Public Health Threat

Microbial Sciences

Invasive Fungal Infections: a Creeping Public Health Threat

Invasive fungal infections were rare events until the mid-20th century. Why do fungi now kill more people each year than tuberculosis?

Ada Hagan - avatar Ada Hagan

There’s no moa Moa - TWiM 185

TWiM

There’s no moa Moa - TWiM 185

The increasing tolerance of Enterococcus to handwash alcohols, and how the study of DNA in ancient dung reveals the diet and parasite burden of extinct New Zealand birds.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello TWiM, microbiome, Parasites, antibiotic resistance

SARS and MERS coronaviruses with Stanley Perlman

Meet the Microbiologist

SARS and MERS coronaviruses with Stanley Perlman

Stanley Perlman talks about how virus researchers studied SARS and MERS after they emerged, what they learned, and why there are no more cases of SARS.

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf MTM, SARS, coronaviruses

New Technologies Aid Clinical Microbiologists and Mean New Career Opportunities

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

New Technologies Aid Clinical Microbiologists and Mean New Career Opportuni…

New technologies mean change for clinical microbiology diagnostic laboratories, but they also present opportunities for career growth. 

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

ASM’s Agar Art Contest Featured on CBS News

ASM News

ASM’s Agar Art Contest Featured on CBS News

ASM’s Agar Art contest was the focus of a report on the CBS News streaming network 

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

If You Give a Baby a Bath, and More Microbial Myths

Microbial Sciences

If You Give a Baby a Bath, and More Microbial Myths

A followup to the “Microbial Myths” Youtube video that examines what the literature has to say about microwaving sponges, bathing newborns, and using Bunsen burners as a part of aseptic...

Ada Hagan - avatar Ada Hagan

Digesting the Indigestible: How Microbes are Chewing up our Big Plastic Problem

Microbial Sciences

Digesting the Indigestible: How Microbes are Chewing up our Big Plastic Pro…

As global plastic waste increases, science turns to specialized microbes to degrade previously non-degradable plastics.

Monika Buczek - avatar Monika Buczek plastic, Environment, enzyme

bioRxiv

bioRxiv Subject Collection: Microbiology

 
ASM Applauds House Passage of Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act with PACCARB Provision

Press Releases

ASM Applauds House Passage of Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act wit…

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) congratulates the House for passing the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act (PAHPIA) which includes the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

AMR Challenge Calls on World to Intensify Global Fight against Antibiotic Resistance

Press Releases

AMR Challenge Calls on World to Intensify Global Fight against Antibiotic R…

The United States announced today, during the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York, The AMR Challenge—the most ambitious global initiative to date to combat the growing threat of antibiotic...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Microbial Minutes: New Antibiotics, Vaccine Update, and Efficacy of Probiotics

mBiosphere

Microbial Minutes: New Antibiotics, Vaccine Update, and Efficacy of Probiot…

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...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

ASM Applauds the PACCARB provision in the House Version of Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness and Innovation Act

Statements and Testimony

ASM Applauds the PACCARB provision in the House Version of Pandemic and All…

We urge House members to vote in favor of the bill and encourage swift Senate passage of the bill, including the PACCARB provision.

Public and Scientific Affairs Board - avatar Public and Scientific Affairs Board

Beams Boost Bolstered Bacteria - BacterioFiles 356

Bacteriofiles

Beams Boost Bolstered Bacteria - BacterioFiles 356

Combining cells with light-absorbing nanomaterials can help tumor-targeting bacteria produce more anticancer compound!

Jesse Noar - avatar Jesse Noar Bacteria, Cancer, Biotechnology

Researchers Explore How Changes in Diet Alter Microbiome in Artificial Intestine

Press Releases

Researchers Explore How Changes in Diet Alter Microbiome in Artificial Inte…

Using an artificial intestine they created, researchers have shown that the microbiome can quickly adapt from the bacterial equivalent of a typical western diet to one composed exclusively of dietary...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Oncolytic Viral Therapies Offer One-Two Punch to Fight Glioblastoma

Microbial Sciences

Oncolytic Viral Therapies Offer One-Two Punch to Fight Glioblastoma

Currently available therapies are unable to extend glioblastoma patient survival past 20 months following diagnosis, so researchers are turning to viruses to help battle these tricky, invasive tumors.

Rita Algorri - avatar Rita Algorri

Zika Vaccine Shows Promise for Treating Deadly Brain Cancer

Press Releases

Zika Vaccine Shows Promise for Treating Deadly Brain Cancer

An international team of researchers has successfully deployed a Zika virus vaccine to target and kill human glioblastoma brain cancer stem cells, which had been transplanted into mice. In a...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

What Your Laboratory Can Do Regarding the VITEK 2 AST Card Recall

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

What Your Laboratory Can Do Regarding the VITEK 2 AST Card Recall

BioMérieux has recently recalled some of their antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST) cards for gram-positive bacteria using the VITEK 2 system. To answer questions regarding use of Vitek 2 AST cards...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Accessory found guilty in DC - TWiV 511

TWiV

Accessory found guilty in DC - TWiV 511

Ned Landau joins the TWiV team to discuss restriction of HIV replication by SAMHD1, and a viral antagonist that can be used to produce a dendritic cell vaccine.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello TWiV, viruses, AIDS, vaccine

Microbiome Serves as Sentinel for Nerve Gas Exposure

Press Releases

Microbiome Serves as Sentinel for Nerve Gas Exposure

Exposure to banned nerve agents remains a major public health concern globally. One main problem is the difficulty of determining whether an exposure has occurred. Now, a new study demonstrates...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Ant-appetising slime balls - TWiP 158

TWiP

Ant-appetising slime balls - TWiP 158

The case of the Thai Woman With Red Bumps, and a master manipulator contacts ant brain tissue to control its behavior.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello TWiP, parasitology, ticks, dendriticum

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