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Microcosm is the new, quarterly print magazine for ASM members. With a new look and focus, Microcosm explores ASM's role in the ever-changing world of microbiology. Keep an eye on your mailboxes members! Grow with ASM and become a member today at [ Link ]
ASM President, Susie Sharp, discusses the society's multi-stakeholder initiative to combat antimicrobial resistance. Read more via Mediaplanet USA at [ Link ]
Drug resistance is a huge problem in TB, despite the omission of M. tuberculosis from the WHO priority list of drug-resistant bacteria. To address this problem, researchers are hard at work on drug discovery and drug susceptibility research efforts. We summarize some of the most recent research on these discoveries, and discuss the ASM Antimicrobial Resistance Steering Committee report, just...
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Uniting Against Drug Resistance on World TB Day
On this World TB Day listen to an archived episode of This Week in Microbiology where @profvrr and team discuss using fluorogenic probes for rapid detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Link in bio. [ Link ] #TB #microbiology #microbes #WorldTBDay
Franz Ziehl and Friedrich Neelsen developed the Ziehl-Neelsen method for acid-fast staining in the 1880s, but this protocol still plays an important role in microbiology today. Clinically, the most important application is to detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis in sputum samples to confirm or rule out a diagnosis of tuberculosis in patients.

Learn more about the procedure and history of the...
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Tuberculosis is a global health emergency resulting from widespread poverty, social inequality, and the emergence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. A growing body of new knowledge about tuberculosis provides reason for hope that trends can be reversed.

To commemorate #WorldTBDay, update your knowledge with these advance reviews from ASM Press: [ Link ]
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March 24 is #WorldTBDay. ASM supports the 2017 World TB Day theme, "Unite to End TB," and has worked for the past 10 years in partnership with the CDC and PEPFAR to strengthen TB diagnostics capacities in resource-limited countries. Read about the programs supported by these efforts on our latest Around the World blog post: [ Link ]

World TB Day: Enhancing Diagnostic Capacity for World Health
On the Discovery of CRISPR - An Interview

In August 21, 1992 a graduate student at the University of Alicante, Spain studying the transcriptional responses of the archaeon Haloferax mediterranei to high salinity noticed an unusual pattern of repeated se­quences in a gel.

He had a feeling that such patterns found in distantly related pro­karyotes had to be of great biological importance....
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On the Discovery of CRISPR - An Interview
"The perfect blend of everything that you would want in a scientific symposium." This premier meeting covers key viral infection topics and gives the top minds in the field an opportunity to take part in the important discussions that will shape the future of clinical virology.

Don't miss out! Join us May 7-10 in Savannah, Georgia, to connect, learn, and share with your peers. Be sure to act...
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Picking lab rotations can be like dating but with research and mentors in graduate school instead. How many rotations should you do? How do you pick rotation labs? And, how long do you stay?

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There’s something for everyone at ASMCUE. Are you an early-career faculty member? A postdoc? Grad student? Learn more on our blog about what you can gain from attending:
Image: Mitosis in Blue and Green - original watercolor of cell division by @artologica (Michele Banks).
This year ASM is giving away over $1000 in prizes for #AgarArt! Including: credit towards ASM books/registration fees, Amazon gift cards and credit towards artwork from Michele Bank's etsy shop.
It’s World Water Day – did you know that you (and your students) can participate in a global citizen science project by collecting marine samples to study microbial diversity? In this JMBE paper, the authors found that oceanographic measurements taken for Ocean Sampling Day by citizen scientists were comparable to those collected by automatic in situ systems and satellite measurements:...
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The Manual of Environmental Microbiology is an essential reference for environmental microbiologists, microbial ecologists, and environmental engineers, as well as those interested in human diseases, water and wastewater treatment, and biotechnology. In celebration of World Water Day, we invite you to enjoy this free chapter, “Drinking Water Microbiology”, from the Manual.
Buy 4 (or more) student, postdoc, or supporting memberships to ASM and save $5 dollars!

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Download this free eBook collection of #JBacteriology minireviews on Bacterial Pathogenesis and Interactions with the Host at
Do you work in the crucial field of science communication, or know someone who does? Now's your chance to have your work published next spring alongside your peers’ in a special themed issue of the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE). Research articles, perspective pieces, science communication-related activities and tools, and reviews of resources related to SciComm are...
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The latest Clinical Microbiology: Bugs and Drugs post is up! This week we introduce Hot Topics In Clinical Microbiology. Learn about ASM resources on the growing issue of Clostridium difficile infection: [ Link ]

Hot Topics in Clinical Microbiology: Clostridium difficile