ASM's Member Magazine
Read the latest groundbreaking research in the microbial sciences, stay up-to-date with what's happening at ASM and read cutting-edge scientific articles in Microcosm, ASM's flagship, members-only magazine. Microcosm's digital format provides ASM members with easy access to the most recent scientific content.
From discovering new antibiotics, to implementing policies that steward existing drugs in the antimicrobial toolbox, the Fall 2023 issue of Microcosm explores antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and how to combat one of the largest threats to global public health and the environment.
The Spring 2023 issue of Microcosm offers a sneak preview of ASM Microbe 2023 by exploring the impact microbes have on our everyday lives—and the potentially huge impact they could have on our future.
The Fall 2022 issue of Microcosm explores the intersections between the spread of disease, climate change and human health.
The Spring 2022 issue of Microcosm explores the intersection between water-dwelling microbes, human health and climate change.
The Winter 2021 issue of Microcosm examines the "One Health" concept, the connection between pets and their humans, microbiology mysteries and much more.
One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Microcosm explores the ongoing health crisis, takes a look at lessons learned so far—such as the need for well-equipped, well-staffed clinical laboratories—and discusses the need for proactive planning to prevent the spread of disease.
An effective vaccine is the best way to stop a pandemic, but by itself is not enough; the public must believe it is safe and effective so that vaccination rates achieve herd immunity. We explore the "Ins & outs" of vaccines in this issue of Microcosm, ASM's membership magazine.
Are microbes helpful, or are they harmful? The answer to both questions is "Yes"—which we explore in the Spring 2020 issue of Microcosm, ASM's membership magazine.
The Fall 2019 issue of Microcosm, ASM's membership magazine, focuses on public health—and the need for international cooperation and collaboration among microbiologists to fight disease outbreaks and prevent their spread.
The Summer 2019 issue of Microcosm, ASM's membership magazine, spotlights "ASM Microbe 2019," which brought together more than 8,000 scientists to share research and celebrate the microbial sciences.
The Spring 2019 issue of Microcosm focuses on developments that have changed diagnostic technology. By accelerating our ability to gather and analyze information, we can break through past boundaries and arrive at previously inaccessible insights.