Podcasts

Watch Latest Video Subscribe to Video Feed

ASM-Live-Banner

twiv_banner

twim_mwsite_badge

bacteriofilesbanner

isbadge

yellowstonelogo

Subscribe Learn More

mts_banner

This Week in Parasitism

a-radio

MicrobeWorld App

appsquarebannerad200x200

Join MicrobeWorld

Subscribe via Email

subscribe

Microbes After Hours

shutdown

Click for more "Microbes After Hours" videos

Featured Image

Featured Video

Crowdsourced Microbes Heading to Station

Supporters

ASM House 200X200

Getting Started with MicrobeWorld

More "How to" Videos:
| |
|

Antibiotics, Antimicrobials And Antifungals In Waterways

Antibiotics, antimicrobials and antifungals are seeping into the waterways of North America, Europe and East Asia, according to an investigation published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP). Authored by Université de Montréal and Environment Canada researchers, ... Read More

Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Macrophotograph of 16mm petri dish containing microcolonies characteristics of broth-grown Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Macrophotograph of 16mm petri dish containing microcolonies characteristics of broth-grown Mycoplasma pneumoniae Read More

Food, inc. The Movie Opens This Friday

Just in time for discussions on the Food Safety Enhancement Act is the Friday opening of a new documentary called Food, Inc. From the official website - "Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the ... Read More

Probiotics are for the dogs.

Sciam reports that "many animals, including man's best friend, also suffer from both short-lived and chronic digestive woes. As a result, some veterinarians have begun prescribing supplements containing friendly bacteria, or "probiotics," to ease related symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, gas ... Read More

Arctic Thaw May Release a Methane Timebomb

The Scientific American has a new article out that looks at the potential impact of global warming on methane release in the arctic.

"In a complete Arctic thaw, these lakes could discharge a whopping 50 billion tons of methane: 10 times the amount already helping to heat the planet.

Whethe... Read More

Energy and Commerce Leaders Release Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 Draft

For those of you interested in the Food Safety Enhancement Act click source above to view the official discussion site, see a pdf of the draft language and view a pdf summary document. This is currently being discussed in the House today. Read More

House to Update Food Safety Enhancement Act

Looks like today is the day that the House will mark up the Food Safety Enhancement Act that will put into place new food safety regulations.

here are some highlights from the draft bill via the Daily Kos:

* Gives the FDA mandatory recall authority.

* Requires all food producers... Read More

New Accurate Diagnostic Test For Swine H1N1 Influenza Using RT-PCR Technology

A new, easy-to-perform method for detecting both seasonal influenza A virus and the emerging H1N1 swine-derived influenza A virus in human clinical samples offers a fast, sensitive, and cost-effective diagnostic test that runs on standard laboratory equipment. This timely and broadly applicable ... Read More

Cleaning Air With Bacteria?

Yes, it sounds crazy, but Bio-Reaction Industries says it has devised a way to exploit bacteria to cleanse the air inside paint shops and factories.

Water, microorganisms, soil and a ball that could pass like a cat toy: Together, they can drastically cut the cost of air purification, accordin... Read More

Structure Of Bacteria Responsible For Traveler's Diarrhea Identified

Montezuma's Revenge explained?

Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), the Naval Medical Research Center and the National Institutes of Health, have solved the structure of thin hair-like fibers called "pili" or "fimbriae" on the surface of bacteria that cause traveler's d... Read More

P.S.I. – Are my soybeans wearing different genes?

At points this student made video borders on the absurd, but that's what makes Plant Science Investigations fun to watch.

"The video PSI – Are my soybeans wearing different genes? is inspired by the popular TV show “CSI-crime scene investigations”. Here, however, the investigators are solvin... Read More

WHO on verge of declaring H1N1 flu pandemic

The World Health Organization (WHO) is on the verge of declaring the first influenza pandemic in more than 40 years, but wants to ensure countries are well prepared to prevent a panic, its top flu expert said on Tuesday.

Keiji Fukuda, acting WHO assistant director-general, voiced concern at t... Read More

Microbes help us and harm us

Microbes are extremely small organisms such as bacteria, protozoa and fungi. Even though we can't easily see them, they are all around us. Like it or not, microbes live on us and inside us. When people talk about "germs," they're generally talking about microbes.

Many diseases are caused by m... Read More

New Antibiotics Could Come From A DNA Binding Compound That Kills Bacteria In 2 Minutes

A synthetic DNA binding compound has proved surprisingly effective at binding to the DNA of bacteria and killing all the bacteria it touched within two minutes. The DNA binding properties of the compound were first discovered in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Warwick by Profess... Read More

C. elegans may provide the key to the fountain of youth

Interesting conclusion of research on the roundworm C. elegans by a group at the Massachusetts General Hospital led by Sean P. Curran and Gary Ruvkun suggest that while "people die, one part of them, at least in principle, is immortal."

"The finding may provide an explanation for the many rec... Read More

Super-Resolution Microscopy Captures Molecules in Motion

A new electron microscopy technique called structured illumination microscopy for filming cellular processes, developed by scientists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus, captures up to 11 images per second at twice the resolution.
{movremote}http://www.hhmi.or... Read More

Disease Prevention is Top Priority for Americans, says Poll

More than 70 percent of Americans rank prevention as the most important health care reform priority, and overwhelmingly support increasing funding for prevention programs to reduce disease and keep people healthy.

"In a new public opinion poll released today by the Trust for America's Health ... Read More

Interview with a Biohacker: Meredith Patterson

h+ magazine is a new web-based periodical that covers "technological, scientific, and cultural trends that are changing — and will change — human beings in fundamental ways."

In the Summer 09 issue, which you can view by clicking source above, there are many interesting articles and interview... Read More

FDA warns against using Clarcon skin products

A routine FDA investigation uncovers substandard manufacturing processes at a company that makes 'antimicrobial' skincare products. Oops. Read More

Winnipeg researcher charged with smuggling Ebola material into U.S.

Video from the CBC reports a former researcher at the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg is facing charges in the United States after allegedly trying to smuggle genetic material from the Ebola virus across the Manitoba-North Dakota border. This is raising all kinds of flags in Canada over se... Read More

American Society for Microbiology
2012 1752 N Street, N.W. • Washington, DC 20036-2904 • (202) 737-3600

Copyright © American Center for Microbiology 2012. All Rights Reserved.