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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

Using Bacterial Structures as Nanowires with Gemma Reguera

Meet the Microbiologist

Using Bacterial Structures as Nanowires with Gemma Reguera

Gemma Reguera discusses her studies of Geobacter pili, which transfers electrons to iron oxide and other minerals, and can be used for new biotech applications.

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf MTM, nanowires, geobacter

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

Just Small Adults? Pediatric Considerations in Clinical Microbiology

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Just Small Adults? Pediatric Considerations in Clinical Microbiology

There are many unique aspects to neonatal and pediatric clinical microbiology: sometimes a test is a bigger deal in kids than in adults, sometimes it’s a smaller deal - and...

Thea Brennan-Krohn - avatar Thea Brennan-Krohn

ASM-Mentored Tuberculosis Laboratory in Zambia Recommended for First International Accreditation

Around the World

ASM-Mentored Tuberculosis Laboratory in Zambia Recommended for First Intern…

ASM, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the government of Zambia worked together to bring the lab up to international standards for quality and competency.

International Affairs - avatar International Affairs

Opening the Black Box of MALDI-TOF MS

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

Opening the Black Box of MALDI-TOF MS

“Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry” (MALDI-TOF MS) sounds like the cause of a warp drive breakdown in Star Trek. What does it have to do with clinical microbiology diagnostics?

Kenneth (K.P.) Smith - avatar Kenneth (K.P.) Smith

The Clinical Microbiology Open: An Attendee's Perspective

Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs

The Clinical Microbiology Open: An Attendee's Perspective

Big scientific conferences are great, but smaller meetings fill a specialized niche. The Clinical Microbiology Open is a new conference intended to drive industry-academia collaboration to address unmet or poorly...

Matthew Pettengill - avatar Matthew Pettengill

bioRxiv

bioRxiv Subject Collection: Microbiology

 
Tongue Microbiome Research Underscores Importance of Dental Health

Press Releases

Tongue Microbiome Research Underscores Importance of Dental Health

Elderly individuals with fewer teeth, poor dental hygiene, and more cavities constantly ingest more dysbiotic microbiota, which could be harmful to their respiratory health, according to new research published in...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

Flip-flops and Surfboards made from Algae? Renewable algae-derived biomaterials with Steve Mayfield

microTalk

Flip-flops and Surfboards made from Algae? Renewable algae-derived biomater…

Algae are amazing microorganisms, and Dr. Mayfield says that the more you know about algae, the more you like them. 

Karl Klose - avatar Karl Klose microtalk, algae, Biotechnology

Food-borne Diseases Transmitted by Parasites

Microbe 2018

Food-borne Diseases Transmitted by Parasites

Parasitic diseases have an influential affect on global, human and animal health. This session includes three leading experts on food-borne disease transmitted via parasites.

Ray Ortega - avatar Ray Ortega Food Microbiology, Parasites

Tupanvirus Transports Translation Tools - BacterioFiles 351

Bacteriofiles

Tupanvirus Transports Translation Tools - BacterioFiles 351

A new giant virus has genes for a surprisingly complete system of protein synthesis!

Jesse Noar - avatar Jesse Noar giant virus, translation, Evolution

A Cafeteria full of jelly rolls - TWiV 506

TWiV

A Cafeteria full of jelly rolls - TWiV 506

How the three-dimensional structure of the giant Cafeteria roenbergensis virus suggests a new mode of assembly, and the apparent elimination of dengue fever in an Australian city by release of...

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello TWiV, viruses, Virology, Vaccines, dengue, Cafeteria roenbergensis

A micro story with macro implications - TWiM 182

TWiM

A micro story with macro implications - TWiM 182

How to test antimicrobial susceptibility in less than 30 minutes, and a carbonate-sensitive phytotransferrin in diatoms that controls iron uptake. 

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello TWiM, Antimicrobial Resistance, diatoms, Legionnaires

New Book Highlights Tales of Extraordinary Female Scientists

Press Releases

New Book Highlights Tales of Extraordinary Female Scientists

Women in Microbiology, a new collection of stories about extraordinary female scientists, is now available from ASM Press. The collection profiles influential microbiologists through the eyes of their former students...

ASM Communications - avatar ASM Communications

The parasitic devil is in the details - TWiP 156

TWiP

The parasitic devil is in the details - TWiP 156

The case of the Ecuadorian with Immunodeficiency and Chronic Diarrhea. Oral transmission of Chagas disease in mice. 

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello TWiP, Chagas Disease

Microbial Minutes: Foodborne Illness Outbreaks, Viral Defense against CRISPR, and Ebola Updates

mBiosphere

Microbial Minutes: Foodborne Illness Outbreaks, Viral Defense against CRISP…

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

Microbes Mysteriously Make Methane - BacterioFiles 350

Bacteriofiles

Microbes Mysteriously Make Methane - BacterioFiles 350

A version of the microbial enzyme that fixes nitrogen can also convert carbon dioxide to methane!

Jesse Noar - avatar Jesse Noar Bacteria, Biofuels, nitrogen

Rosebola - TWiV 505

TWiV

Rosebola - TWiV 505

Persistence of Ebola virus after the end of the Liberian outbreak, and the potential role of two herpesviruses in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease.

Vincent Racaniello - avatar Vincent Racaniello TWiV, Ebola, herpes, viruses

What Happens to Your Resident Gut E. coli when Disease-Causing E. coli Move In?

mBiosphere

What Happens to Your Resident Gut E. coli when Disease-Causing E. coli Move…

E. coli maybe be associated with disease, but they are also an important component of the healthy human gut microbiome. Scientists used human volunteers to ask: what happens when resident, nonpathogenic E...

Julie Wolf - avatar Julie Wolf

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