There is a long history of anecdotal evidence to suggest that cranberries and other alternative therapies to long-term antibiotics can prevent recurrent urinary tract infections but are they really as effective as antibiotics or even a viable alternative for people who do not want to take ant... Read More
Since the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy in the mid-1990s, HIV infection has evolved from a near-certain death sentence to a manageable, chronic disease. Still, little is known about the long-term effects of HIV on human health. Two studies being presented today on cardiova... Read More
Seasonal flu vaccines are targeted for strains of the influenza virus that public health officials believe will be most prevalent in the upcoming season. While the vaccine primes the immune system to protect against those specific strains, what does it mean for other future strains of the virus.... Read More
Although as recently as 1980 measles was estimated to cause 2.6 million deaths globally, due to highly effective and safe vaccines, measles elimination has been achieved in a number o... Read More
Members of the ICAAC Program Committee will give an overview of the ICAAC meeting and discuss sessions of particular interest. Lunch will follow.
Since the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy in the mid-1990s, HIV infection has evolved from a near-certain death sentence to a manageable, chronic disease. Still, ... Read More
Seasonal flu vaccines are targeted for strains of the influenza virus that public health officials believe will be most prevalent in the upcoming season. While the vaccine primes the ... Read More
Video of my conversation from TWiV 197 with Professor Philip I. Marcus on his development of the single cell cloning technique in the 1950s, using HeLa cells. Read More
Dr Agnes Fouet, Editor-in-Chief of Microbiology (SGM), explains the benefits to authors and scientists of submitting your paper to this journal.
Video of a T4 bacteriophages targeting E. coli bacteria. Read More
From the Open University, a neat video highlighting seven amazing things microbes do. Read More
In episode 63 of MicrobeWorld Video, Dr. Stan Maloy talks with Forest Rohwer Ph.D., Professor of Biology, San Diego State University, about his research on the microbes of the ocean, coral ree... Read More
We all know that virologists love to dance. But did you know that they can also perform in a rock band?
At the recently concluded 2012 meeting of the American Society for Virology in Madison, WI, seven virologists and a neurobiologist, members of the band Herpetic Legion, entertained meeting ... Read More
On Monday, June 18, 2012, then ASM President Dr. David Hooper gave the annual State of the Society Address to attendees at the 2012 ASM General Meeting in San Francisco, California, outlining the achievements of the Society over the past year. Click below to watch the archived video of this eve... Read More
Huw Taylor, Professor of Microbial Ecology at the University of Brighton, presented his inaugural lecture on Thursday 21 June 2012 entitled: People, Places and Pathogens.
Professor Taylor, who did his undergraduate degree in microbiology, said that the science of medical microbiology has del... Read More
Sir David Attenborough and the Planet Earth team discover the weird world of the Cordyceps; killer fungi that invades the body of an insect to grow and diminish the insect population. Fascinating animal and wildlife video from the BBC epic natural world masterpiece 'Planet Earth'. Read More
Public health crises of the past decade — such as the 2003 SARS outbreak, which spread to 37 countries and caused about 1,000 deaths, and the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic that killed about 300,000 people worldwide — have heightened awareness that new viruses or bacteria could spread quickly across the... Read More