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Scientists discover protein that plays key role in streptococcal infections

The effort to identify new ways of fighting infections has taken a step forward now that scientists have identified a key protein involved in the host's response to strep infections. This protein, called "NFAT," appears to play a key role in the body's inflammatory response to an infection, whic... Read More

ASM Live 2015 - Prevalence of Streptococcus mutans serotype k in American School Children #asm2015

Presenters discuss prevalence of a recently discovered serotype of oral bacterium, with a possible link to a number of systemic diseases that was found for the first time in a small cohort of African-American schoolchildren in a southwest Alabama town.

Guest:

Stephanie Momeni, University o... Read More

ASM Live 2015 - A Critical Role of the Plant Microbiome for Immunocompetency #asm2015

Panelists discuss how much like the microbes in our gut, the plant microbiome also elicits a low-level immune response in the host plant. The researchers try to unravel the complexity of the plant microbiome to understand its functions and benefits to plant health.

Guest:

James Kremer, Mic... Read More

ASM Live 2015 - Human Papillomavirus Vaccination: What Are College Students Thinking? #asm2015

Panelists discuss their preliminary results from a survey of 192 Oakland University undergraduate female students that revealed that although a vast majority of them are aware of the HPV vaccine, about 54% are not vaccinated. This indicates a lack of understanding about the consequences of an HP... Read More

ASM GM 2015 - Good Craft Beer Getting Spoiled by Bacteria #asm2015 #asmlive


The ris... Read More

Contact lens wearers note: Your eyes may get more infections because their microbiomes changed

Using high-precision genetic tests to differentiate the thousands of bacteria that make up the human microbiome, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center suggest that they have found a possible -- and potentially surprising -- root cause of the increased frequency of certain eye infections amon... Read More

HIV's sweet tooth is its downfall

CHICAGO --- HIV has a voracious sweet tooth, which turns out to be its Achilles' heel, reports a new study from Northwestern Medicine and Vanderbilt University. Read More

ASM GM 2015 - ASM en Vivo 2015

 


ASM2015 tiene "sabor Latino" con ASM ¡en vivo! Tendremos una sección solo en Español donde los anfitriones, Greetchen Díaz y Gary Toranzos (Mundo de los Microbios) conversarán con sus invitados sobre historia de la microbiología, secuenciación y microbios y desarrollo de vacuna... Read More

ASM GM 2015 - An Epidemiological Survey of Toothbrush Contamination in Communal Bathrooms

 


Data confirms that there is transmission of fecal coliforms in communal bathrooms at Quinnipiac University and that toothbrushes can serve as a vector for transmission of potentially pathogenic organisms.
















Guest:


Lauren Aber... Read More

ASM GM 2015 - The Effect of Agion Silver Technology on the Bacterial Populations Found on Door Handles

 


Silver has recently been incorporated into a wide variety of consumer products including apparel, household appliances and even personal hygiene products. Presenters discuss how the antibacterial effectiveness of Agion silver zeolite technology was tested on door handles across... Read More

ASM GM 2015 - Metabolic Activity Of The Skin Microbiome: Is Our First Line Of Defense Sleeping On The Job

 


The skin microbiome is considered our first line of defense against pathogens. Across our bodies, we are covered with a diverse assemblage of bacteria. Panelists will discuss how the skin can be a harsh environment for beneficial bacteria to live on and how these suboptimal con... Read More

TWiV 339: Herpes and the sashimi plot

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler Read More

ASM GM 2015 - Prevalence of Streptococcus mutans serotype k in American School Children

 


Presenters discuss prevalence of a recently discovered serotype of oral bacterium, with a possible link to a number of systemic diseases that was found for the first time in a small cohort of African-American schoolchildren in a southwest Alabama town.


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ASM GM 2015 - A Critical Role of the Plant Microbiome for Immunocompetency

 


Panelists discuss how much like the microbes in our gut, the plant microbiome also elicits a low-level immune response in the host plant. The researchers try to unravel the complexity of the plant microbiome to understand its functions and benefits to plant health.


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ASM GM 2015 - Human Papillomavirus Vaccination: What Are College Students Thinking?

Panelists discuss their preliminary results from a survey of 192 Oakland University undergraduate female students that revealed that although a vast majority of them are aware ... Read More

ASM Live 2015 - The Live Internet Talk Show

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

TWiP 90: A carbuncle is a large furuncle

Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel discuss identification of an erythrocyte protein essential for invasion of Plasmodium falciparum, and introduce a new case study.


Hosts:  Read More

TWiP 90 letters

 


Christine writes:


Dear Vincent, Dickson and Daniel,


I think the latest case describes cutaneous furuncular myiasis.


The lesion on the young man's buttock is suggestive of a botfly infection with the larvae most likely of the species Derm... Read More

Controlling typhoid bacterium key to prevent gallbladder cancer in India and Pakistan

Controlling bacterial infections responsible for typhoid fever could dramatically reduce the risk of gallbladder cancer in India and Pakistan, according to a study published by Cell Press May 28th in Cell Host & Microbe. The findings establish for the first time the causal link between bacterial... Read More

New findings shed light on complexities of emerging zoonotic malaria

Zoonotic malaria has been shown to be caused by two genetically distinct Plasmodium knowlesi parasite subpopulations associated with different monkey host species in Malaysia, according to new research published in PLOS Pathogens. The authors believe this could have important implications for ho... Read More
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