Putting Evolution to the Test

There was a time when constructive discussions about microbial pathogens had reached their limits when someone brought up evolution.

Students giving thesis defenses or preliminary exams knew they were home free when a committee member asked “so, how do you think this system may have evolved?”

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Putting Evolution to the Test

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#POTD Shoe Imprint Mix II

Imprint of a tennis shoe done on a large TSA plate, grown for 24 hrs at 37 degrees C, held at room temp for 48 hrs then stored in the refrigerator. Interesting mix of a variety of bacteria (Bacillus spp) and possible yeast.

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Did you know there are Scientific Tracks to help organize the amazing science discussed at Microbe 2017? We're highlighting a new Scientific Track each day as our deadline for late-breaker abstracts nears! Today, we feature the Profession of Microbiology Track. Don't forget to submit your late-breaker abstracts by March 6th! [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Live now! Microbes After Hours: The Never-ending Vaccine Race.

Veteran medical journalist Meredith Wadman discusses her book The Vaccine Race. It tells the timely, epic, and controversial story of the development of the first widely-used normal human cell line and, through it, important viral vaccines, including the vaccine for rubella (German measles). Far from being an instrument of...
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Microbes After Hours: The Never-ending Vaccine Race

Veteran medical journalist Meredith Wadman will discuss her book The Vaccine Race. It tells the timely, epic, and controversial story of the development of t...

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Did you know there are Scientific Tracks to help organize the amazing science discussed at Microbe 2017? We're highlighting a new Scientific Track each day as our deadline for late-breaker abstracts nears! Today, we feature the Clinical and Public Health Microbiology Track. Don't forget to submit your late-breaker abstracts by March 6th! [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Maternal responses to infection are one factor that may increase risk for development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children. A new mSphere report finds an association between maternal antibodies to HSV-2 and ASD. Systematically identifying different risk factors, including maternal infection exposures, may someday lead to ways to mitigate these risks. Read how the association was made,...
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Association of Maternal HSV-2 Antibodies and Autism Spectrum Disorder Risk

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Microbiology Mondays: A new Journal of Virology study describes the structure of the Zika virus NS5 protein, which acts as a methyltransferase involved in viral mRNA capping. This mRNA capping is essential for viral replication and is therefore a strong potential target for antiviral therapeutic development. Understanding the structure of Zika NS5 may help generate antivirals that act against...
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On BacterioFiles: Bacteria in mosquito cells can block transmission of Zika virus! [ Asm.org Link ] #microbes #microbiology #bacteriofiles #zika #virus #microbes

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