ASM Microbe

Healio brings you the highlights from ASM Microbe. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from ASM Microbe, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.

Meeting News

Researchers investigate nonbite transmission of P. multocida

June 24, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Researchers investigated 79 cases of pet-associated Pasteurella multocida infection that occurred over a 30-month period and…
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CBD demonstrates activity against gram-positive bacteria

June 23, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Cannabidiol, or CBD, showed surprising effectiveness against gram-positive bacteria in vitro, including some that were…
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Resistant bacterial strain persists in California hospital for over 3 years

June 23, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Epidemiologic data and whole genome sequencing revealed a more than 3-year-long transmission of a single bacterial strain with…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Skin shedding may contribute to spread of C. auris

June 23, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Patients colonized with Candida auris carry a high burden of the emerging and often multidrug-resistant fungal pathogen on…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Students find phages in their kitchen sponges

June 23, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Bacteriophages may be living in household kitchen sponges, according to data presented at ASM Microbe. Bacteriophages —…
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Portable device detects dengue, Zika in individual mosquitoes

June 22, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Researchers developed a highly sensitive quantitative PCR, or qPCR, method for the detection and quantitation of dengue and…
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Diagnostic test allows outbreak testing to begin more quickly than current WGS

June 22, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Researchers compared current whole genome sequencing methods with a new PCR diagnostic test and found that the new test…
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Students get their hands dirty searching soil for new antibiotics

June 22, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — A novel research program allows students to contribute to the ongoing search for new antibiotics through studying soil samples…
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Ocean swimming changes skin microbiome, could raise infection risk

June 22, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Ocean water exposure changes the human skin microbiome and could increase the likelihood of infection after swimming, according…
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VIDEO: Salt may be the answer to bringing life to Mars

June 21, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — In this video from ASM Microbe, Mark A. Schneegurt, PhD, professor in the department of biological sciences at Wichita State…