Hand print on a large TSA plate from my 8 1/2 year old son after playing outside. Read More
Submissions are now closed. Congratulations to the winners! For more information, see details below.
What microbial masterpieces can you create?
Plate your artistry, creating a unique pie... Read More
Come join us and be a part of the audience at ASM Live, the live internet talk show of asm2015 targeted towards health reporters and science writers highlighting various sessions and presentations at the meeting. Microbiologi... Read More
Unknown organism seen on a TSA plate used to do a handprint. Organism was seen on the outside of the imprint so not sure if it came from the hand or was contaminant. Colony was circular, tan/white, rhizoid growth in the center with a smooth margin and mucoid throughout. Read More
Closeup of organism seen on handprint, presumably Bacillus sp. Organism grew out from the center with rhizoid growth, lobate edges, tan coloration, glossy throughout the colony, Read More
In 2011, the NIH Clinical Center had a cluster of infections of a pathogen that tops the CDC's list of urgent threats: antibiotic-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae. This bacteria, which can cause bloodstream and other infections, has recently developed resistance to the class of antibiotics kno... Read More
The challenge was to create a piece of art using microbes as the paint and agar as the canvas, and ASM members took their plating skills to the limit with their submissions. Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Agar Art contest!
2015 Agar A... Read More
The current Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has sickened over 13,000 people and has killed over 4,800. Health workers from around the world are attempting to halt this deadly disease. On November 19th, Microbes After Hours will feature two of these health workers, Dr. Joseph Fair and Dr. ... Read More
Picture carefully taken with my iphone under a dissecting microscope. Read More
This episode: Pathogenic and non-pathogenic microbes have different strategies for interacting with us, even when they have a common ancestor!
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Vincent, Elio, and Michele review a study of the viruses and bacteria in commensal rats in New York City.