News FocusAMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY MEETING

Microbes Feature as Pathogens and Pals at Gathering

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Science  18 Jun 1999:
Vol. 284, Issue 5422, pp. 1916-1917
DOI: 10.1126/science.284.5422.1916

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS-- Unlike Leeuwenhoek, who guarded the lens that best magnified the "wee animalcules" that he first saw, today's microbiologists enthusiastically broadcast their methods and their findings. At the American Society for Microbiology meeting, held here from 30 May to 3 June, about 14,000 of the researchers assembled to discuss findings on topics ranging from a novel protection against Leishmania to communication by gut bacteria.