Meeting announcement promoting the ICAAC 2014 meeting.
One of my favorite stories, this release explains the fascinating connection between biochemistry and plaque-induced heart attachs. Written for the journal mBio,
Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have significantly different concentrations of certain bacterial-produced chemicals, called metabolites, in their feces compared to children without ASD. To publicize this release, I developed a special media list of autism-focused journalists.
ASM brought together leading experts on yeast to develop a FAQ on the relationship between microbiology and beer brewing. In addition to utilizing our regular distribution list, I created an outreach list of beer and food journalists and bloggers.
I collaborated with ASM President Bonnie Bassler to develop this letter to the Post.
ASM published a special commentary on the key issue of biosecurity and research safety. I worked with senior management to summarize the main arguments of the commentary and publicize it's existence to policy and biosecurity journalists.
Journalist Nell Greenfieldboyce asked me to recommend a source for outside commentary. I was able to insert ASM officer Dr. David Relman into the article.
This is an example of the weekly news roundup for distribution to ASM members. I compiled the Newsdigest for over 300 issues.
I wrote articles about Society news, events and publications for Microbe magazine. This brief article provides an update on the Milestones in Microbiology program.
I wrote, laid out and distributed the ASM President's Bimonthly Newsletter.
Stress has long been thought to trigger heart attacks, but the mechanism is unknown. Now, researchers think that bacteria could play a role. A study published today in mBio suggests that stress hormones can break up mats of bacteria growing on the fatty plaques in arteries, releasing the plaques and causing strokes or heart attacks.
Do you know that feeling you get when you're done with work for the day and take those first few steps out the office door? I always thought that happy, alert sensation was simply the satisfaction of being done with work for the day or feeling the sun on my face.
Could playing in the dirt make you smarter? Studies in mice suggest that it could. Mice given peanut butter laced with a common, harmless soil bacterium ran through mazes twice as fast and enjoyed doing so.
WASHINGTON - A beer drinker looking to quench his thirst might not give a second thought to what microbiologists call "the master ingredient" in beer. "I think the typical consumer doesn't really think about the yeast, but if it goes wrong they'll definitely know it was a yeast problem," says Rebecca Newman, quality control manager for Dogfish Head Craft Brewery.
Bacteria living in the intestines and colon may affect symptoms of autism by breaking down important message-carrying chemicals, researchers reported Monday. They found that children with autism have a very different make-up when it comes to gut germs, compared to children without autism.