This Week in Parasitism explains how single-sex infection with female Schistosoma mansoni reduces hepatic fibrosis. [ Asm.org Link ] #TWiP
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How do you seek out mentors in a clinical microbiology lab? What are some reputable resources to use? Debra Myers, a Microbiology Chief Technologist, shares her insights on what newly hired lab/bench technicians in clinical microbiology can do to navigate the beginning stages of their career. [ Bit.ly Link ]
How do you seek out mentors in a clinical microbiology lab What
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Near-patient and point-of-care (POC) testing is increasingly implemented in new settings and by non-laboratorians. Trained personnel and evaluation of tests will ensure the best-quality tests are ordered and interpreted correctly to benefit patient care. A new Collequium Report highlights the characteristics and applications of POC testing for infectious diseases. Read a copy of the free...
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Changing Diagnostic Paradigms for Microbiology, May 2017

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New on our Teaching Microbiology blog – advice from Dr. Stephen Goff of Columbia University on being a great mentor in the lab. What are your tips? bit.ly/2set9eq
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Submit your abstract by 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 22, for poster/oral platform presentation consideration at the 2017 ASM/ESCMID Conference on Drug Development to Meet the Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance, from September 6–8, 2017, at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, MA. Submit yours today at [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Aruna Poojary works as a clinical microbiologist in India. In the Careers issue of #ASMCultures, Aruna talks to us about the future of clinical microbiology and diagnostics, tips for students and early-career scientists, and the most rewarding part of her career. [ Asmcultures.org Link ]
Aruna Poojary works as a clinical microbiologist in India In the Careers

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The ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators (#ASMCUE) is an electric and inspiring event. Educators in the biological sciences come from all over the nation to connect, learn, and share with one another. It allows for powerful discussions that will shape the future of teaching and learning in the biological sciences. It's a can't-miss event!

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The mission of the NSF is to fund basic science. Because of this, NSF grants must have broader impacts, such as outreach into community. One suggestion from last year’s Grant Writing Online Course presenters was to apply for a NSF grant with a colleague. Choosing to apply for a grant with a more experienced colleague will allow you to go through the process together, keep each other...
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Point-of-care diagnostic testing is quickly advancing, in part due to advances in molecular testing. Our latest Clinical Microbiology: Bugs&Drugs post provides resources for keeping up-to-date with the latest molecular tests, including infection characteristics such as antibiotic resistance. Read more on Bugs&Drugs: [ Asm.org Link ]
Pointofcare diagnostic testing is quickly advancing in part due to advances in

Point-of-Care Diagnostics via Molecular Tests

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Joy Doran-Peterson chaired the American Academy of Microbiology colloquium that led to the report “Microbe Powered Jobs: How Microbiologists can Help Build the Bioeconomy.” In Cultures, we asked her about career tips for microbiology students and the lessons she has learned following her own career path. [ Asmcultures.org Link ]
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The Careers Issue - Joy Doran-Peterson

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Microbiology Monday: Fluoroquinolones are one of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics in health-care settings. An Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy article reports on an experimental stewardship program that restricted use of fluoroquinolone use for respiratory infections. The hospital saw a surprising result: a decrease in Clostridium difficile infection. Read how the program was...
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Microbiology Monday Fluoroquinolones are one of the most commonly prescribed ant
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Dr. Stephen Goff, recipient of the 2017 ASM D.C. White Research and Mentoring Award, advises grad students and lab technicians to “go wherever smart people are doing great science.” During a recent symposium at ASM Microbe 2017, he shared some advice for principal investigators too, on being a good mentor and advisor: bit.ly/2set9eq
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As paintings age, they accumulate volatile hydrocarbons, dead or living cells, dust that breed fungal spores, and bacteria. This agglomeration of material serves as a nutrient source for a number of microbes and leads to biodeterioration. But is the biodeterioration of cultural artifacts something we can or should try to stop? [ Asm.org Link ] #microbialsciences #microbiology #art #paintings
As paintings age they accumulate volatile hydrocarbons dead or living cells dust

Paintings are a canvas for microbial life

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A new Applied and Environmental Microbiology report demonstrates that farm practices can directly lead to development of novel antibiotic resistance mechanisms in soil microbes. The scientific team used functional metagenomics to identify 34 antibiotic resistance determinants, including a gene conferring a novel macrolide resistance mechanism. This study avoided prophylactic antibiotic use in...
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Agricultural antibiotic use selects for antibiotic-resistant soil bacteria

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Me­di­cal stu­dents all over the world are familiar with the tongue-twister, called Brudziński's sign or re­flex, used in the diagnosis of meningitis. Less is known about Brudziński's contributions to bacteriology and his seminal work on intestinal bacteria. The approaching hundredth anniversary of his death is an appropriate time to call at­tention to his largely forgotten early work that,...
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Medical students all over the world are familiar with the tonguetwister called

Brudziński: On his Contribution to Early Bacteriology.

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