Are we alone in the universe? That is a question humans have asked throughout history, and it is one for which we continue to search for an answer. While many may envision some sort of intelligent humanoid when thinking about an alien (image (a)), it is potential microbial life out there that is of foremost concern to astrobiology. [ Asmblog.org Link ] #microbes #microbiology #space...
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Relieving the Pressure: An Out of this World Discovery

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5 Times Science Inspired Art, and our annual Agar Art contest is one of them! Contest closes tomorrow at 11:59 PM. Submit your work to .

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Emerging infectious diseases and changes in technology are deeply affecting clinical microbiology and public health. To help ASM in evaluating its clinical and public health microbiology programs, we are asking clinical microbiologists to participate in a survey that will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Visit [ Surveymonkey.com Link ] by April 30 to complete the survey and ensure...
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ASM Microbe 2017 features 20+ inventive courses & workshops that take you through the process of developing your science. Workshops offer expert guidance on relevant topics as they relate to your practice in every microbial science. Courses & workshop topics cover antibiotic resistance, data analysis, scientific writing, medical mycology, clinical microbiology board review, career growth,...
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Clinical microbiologists play a vital role in many important diagnostic decisions, including antibiotic selection. Print and share this flyer from ASM with family and friends to show how clinical microbiologists help stop the spread of antimicrobial resistant infections: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Clinical microbiologists play a vital role in many important diagnostic decision
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Whether you're new or experienced faculty at the undergraduate level, you know better than anyone that there's always room for more knowledge and continued professional growth.

When you join us at #ASMCUE, you'll hear the latest in teaching practices, research on learning, mentoring, and even the cutting-edge science that you and your students need to know! It's the must-attend conference...
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In an introductory microbiology lab, one common goal is to increase student skills with the microscope, including the ability to properly stain a bacterial specimen. But what is the best way to assess improvement in these skills? Dr. Merrilee Anderson of Mount Aloysius College shares her thoughts on our blog: bit.ly/LabAssessf
In an introductory microbiology lab one common goal is to increase student
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Next week, you have the chance to gain insight into the effects of the gut microbiome on health at the #ASMwithASV Conference. Don't miss this premiere event. Register now!
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Download these free eBook collections of #JBacteriology minireviews at bit.ly/2oMjzj5
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It’s World Immunization Week – this vaccination debate role-play activity from JMBE strengthens students’ discussion skills and increases their awareness of the importance of examining sources for credibility: bit.ly/2o1l76P
Its World Immunization Week this vaccination debate roleplay activity from JMBE
Stephen Goff, Ph.D. has won the D.C. White Research and Mentoring Award. This award recognizes distinguished accomplishments in interdisciplinary research and mentoring in microbiology. Nominations for the 2018 Awards close on June 9!

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Stephen Goff PhD has won the DC White Research and Mentoring Award

D.C. White Research and Mentoring Award

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Broad-range bacterial 16S PCR and sequencing as a clinical diagnostic tool is quickly gaining in popularity. On Bugs and Drugs this week, Audrey Schuetz offers a quick refresher on the applications, limitations, and aliases of this test. [ Asm.org Link ]
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16S Alphabet Soup: A Quick Guide

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Microbiology Monday: Cyanobacteria can be engineered to generate biofuels and other products, and a larger cell means a higher yield. A recent Applied and Environmental Microbiology report demonstrated that the cyanobacteria Synechococcus elongatus can be engineered to produce cells that are nearly a millimeter long! Find out which genes were altered to produce these long cells, and how this...
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Microbiology Monday Cyanobacteria can be engineered to generate biofuels and oth
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In recognition of National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, Robin Patel speaks with the TWiM team about directing a clinical bacteriology laboratory, and how an observation made by a laboratory technologist lead to the finding that Ureaplasma species can cause a system metabolic disturbance, hyperammonemia. [ Asm.org Link ] #microbiology #careers #clinicalmicrobiology #lab4life...
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Microbiology is where it's at - TWiM 150

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The HeLa cells derived from Henrietta Lacks have played a vital role in many scientific advances, including production of the polio vaccine. But the unethical manner in which they were collected raises questions on patients' rights, privacy, and other important issues - issues on which her family continues to educate, including at the 2016 ABRCMS meeting. Read about Henrietta Lacks'...
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We have learned a lot about microbes living in land, water, and host environments—without them, we would know very little about the structure and function of microbes. However, little is known about microbial environments in the atmosphere, the layer of gases common to all surfaces around the globe. [ Asm.org Link ] #microbiology #microbes #EarthDay #aerobiology #aeromicrobiology...
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We have learned a lot about microbes living in land water and

Earth Day 2017: An Exploration of Atmospheric Microbiology | by: Jennifer Brubaker

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Start career planning early, make your resume engaging, and network effectively to transition into a non-research career. [ Bit.ly Link ]
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The Winner of the DuPont Industrial Biotechnology Award is Lonnie Ingram, Ph.D. This award recognizes distinguished achievement in research and development (non-clinical) and environmental microbiology. Nominations for the 2018 Awards are due June 9!

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The Winner of the DuPont Industrial Biotechnology Award is Lonnie Ingram PhD

DuPont Industrial Biosciences Award in Applied and Environmental Microbiology

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The HeLa cells derived from Henrietta Lacks have played a vital role in many scientific advances, including production of the polio vaccine. But the unethical manner in which they were collected raises questions on patients' rights, privacy, and other important issues - issues on which her family continues to educate, including at the 2016 ABRCMS meeting. Read about Henrietta Lacks'...
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The HeLa cells derived from Henrietta Lacks have played a vital role

After the book, Henrietta Lacks' family continues to engage in patients' rights

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In celebration of Earth Day, we’re offering up 4 open-access, peer-reviewed resources from the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education to help infuse biodiversity-related content into your K-12 or undergrad classroom or lab: bit.ly/EarthDay17f
In celebration of Earth Day were offering up 4 openaccess peerreviewed resources