New papers on Microbiology of the Built Environment, October 21, 2016

Microbes indoors How do we make indoor environments and healthcare settings healthier? – Jack A. Gilbert – Microbial Biotechnology (OA) It is now well accepted that our modern lifestyle has certain implications for our health (Schaub et al., 2006), mainly as a result of our willingness to remove ourselves from the biological diversity of our …

Nice resource on “healthcare-associated infections” from the CDC

Just discovered this site from the CDC dedicated to information about Helthcare Associated Infections: Healthcare-associated infections | HAI | CDC.  It has a great collection of links and resources including links to data, research, prevention methods, and more.  Definitely worth checking out if you have any interest in HAIs or hospital associated microbes.

BRIK: A Useful Link to Architecture Research – hosted by the American Institute of Architects

Building Information Research Knowldgebase – BRIK is a useful site for all kinds of architecture-oriented research. Here’s a link to the database of built environment research hosted by AIA with NIBS: http://www.brikbase.org/. Self-described as “your information portal to professionally reviewed research in the built environment for professionals by professionals” Here is an example of a …