For more information on the meeting see here: Home : Microbiota and mucosal immunology: the interface in health and disease. It looks to be interesting covering a variety of topics of relevance to the human microbiome and also likely relevant to the built environment.
Interesting blog post and paper from Tara Smith. Her lab did some characterization of samples from kids and workers in childcare settings. As part of their work they found some interesting varieties of Staphylococcus aureus. For more detail see her post here: New paper: Staphylococcus aureus ST398 in a childcare worker : Aetiology. If you have …
Richard Branson is planning a deep sea exploration project that will include sampling of microbial diversity with Katrina Edwards and Doug Bartlett and others. For more information see here: Richard Branson launches Virgin Oceanic: deep-sea exploring submarines – Boing Boing. Perhaps we can convince him to also use his planes and spaceships to sample airborn …
Fascinating little story on PHYSORG about Christopher House wanting to survey microbes in water heaters as a way of studying indoor extremophiles. Definitely worth a look and I may be sending in some samples. See Thermophiles lurking in your basement.
Just a mini note – seems like this conference could be of interest. 6th International Scientific Conference on Bioaerosols, Fungi, Bacteria, Mycotoxins in Indoor and Outdoor Environments and Human Health.
Just a quick post about a press release from NIH about a new toxin sniffing robot they have. It could have potential uses in Indoor Microbial surveys. For more information see here.
Just got this email I thought would be useful to share (with a few edits) Still time to register for JGI “Genomics of Energy & Environment” 6th Annual User Meeting The DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) hosts the “Genomics of Energy & Environment” 6th Annual User Meeting (March 22-24, 2011): Here Explore the agenda of …
There is an interesting take in Forbes on a recent study NEJM on microbes and people growing up on farms. Not totally convinced of the opinion of the writer, but worth a look. – Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone
Well, I guess this is getting a bit of extra press because it occurred at the Playboy Mansion:Health probe at Playboy Mansion. But it is of relevance here since it relates to Legionnaires’ disease. Seems like there may have been a contaminated water supply.
There is a new paper in the New England Journal of Medicine that looks to be of relevance to those interested in built environment microbiology. Unfortunately the paper is not freely available and I do not have access to it right now. But there is a summary available (from the authors/journal):