From the ASM mBio blog mBiosphere: Strep pneumoniae survival on surfaces

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is really doing a great job of moving into new forms of science communication.  For example, ASM has a relatively new journal mBIO that is sort of akin to PLoS One – it is an open access and relatively rapid publication journal.  And mBIO is starting to take off. …

NIST press release on standards for spore recovery from indoor surfaces; note paper not #OpenAccess #microBEnet

A recent press release from NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology) is of some interest:NIST Seeks Improved Recovery of Samples from Biohazard Events.  In the press release they discuss a new paper in (AEM) Applied and Environmental Microbiology from NIST: Parameters Affecting Spore Recovery from Wipes Used in Biological Surface Sampling. Alas, the paper …