Jonathan Eisen

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Your desk 'harbours 400 times MORE germs than a toilet seat'

YOUR desk could be harbouring 400 times for germs than a toilet seat, new research suggests.<p>Two thirds of office workers are at risk of illness …

I Spent Two Years Trying to Fix the Gender Imbalance in My Stories

Here’s what I’ve learned, and why I did it.<p>In December 2015, I wrote a story about the potential uses of the gene-editing technology known as CRISPR. That piece, based on a conference that I attended in Washington, D.C., quoted six men and one woman. The six men included five scientists and one …

Race & Ethnicity

PLOS and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Enter Agreement to Enable Preprint Posting on bioRxiv

Editor’s Note: This press release also appears on the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Newsstand.Public Library of Science (PLOS) and Cold Spring Harbor …


India's farmed chickens dosed with world's strongest antibiotics, study finds

Warning over wider global health impacts after findings reveal hundreds of tonnes of colistin – the ‘antibiotic of last resort’ – are being shipped to India’s farms<p>Chickens raised in India for food have been dosed with some of the strongest antibiotics known to medicine, in practices that could …


How Dirt Could Save Humanity From an Infectious Apocalypse

Nobody scours Central Park looking for drugs quite the way Sean Brady does. On a sweltering Thursday, he hops out of a yellow cab, crosses Fifth …


Hundreds come down with stomach illness during Royal Caribbean cruise

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Royal Caribbean cruise ship returned to Florida on Saturday after hundreds of passengers contracted a gastrointestinal illness.<p>During the five-night cruise, 332 cases of the illness were reported, Owen Torres, a spokesman for Royal Caribbean told CNN in a statement. He stressed that it …

Royal Caribbean

Lactalis traces Salmonella contamination to drying tower

Lactalis believes it has traced the source of Salmonella contamination in infant formula to one of its drying towers.

Environmental Health

Will New Maryland Law Change Antibiotic Use on Farms?

World Health Organization recommendations aim to help preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics in human medicine by reducing their unnecessary use …

Public Health

A microbial survey of the International Space Station (ISS)

Introduction<p>There is a growing appreciation of the importance of microbial communities found in diverse environments from the oceans, to soil, to the …

Data Science

ASAR: visual analysis of metagenomes in R | Bioinformatics

Motivation<p>Functional and taxonomic analyses are critical steps in understanding interspecific interactions within microbial communities. Currently, …

Data Visualization
Data Science

Accurate Determination of Bacterial Abundances in Human Metagenomes Using Full-length 16S Sequencing Reads

New Results<p>Fanny Perraudeau, Sandrine Dudoit, James Hudson Bullard<p>doi:<p>Abstract<br>• Info/History<br>• Metrics<br>• Preview …

Are Colorado’s Cattle Feedlots A Risk To Waterways?

After a 2015 rainstorm, bait shop owner Kenny Condrey went to check on some river-fed ponds near his Eastern Colorado home. What he found confirmed …

Drinking Water Microbiome

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Mosquitoes Might SAVE Lives, Thanks To Bacteria | I Contain Multitudes

Why Is This Bacterium Hiding in Human Tumors?

A mysterious bacterium found in up to half of all colon tumors also travels with the cancer as it spreads, researchers reported on Thursday.<p>Whether the bacterium, called Fusobacterium nucleatum, actually plays a role in causing or spurring the growth of cancer is not known. But the new study, …


Nextstrain: real-time tracking of pathogen evolution

New Results<p>James Hadfield, Colin Megill, Sidney M Bell, John Huddleston, Barney Potter, Charlton Callender, Pavel Sagulenko, Trevor Bedford, Richard …


Optimizing taxonomic classification of marker gene amplicon sequences

RT @host_microbe: Optimizing taxonomic classification of marker gene amplicon sequences<p>RT @host_microbe: Optimizing taxonomic …

Quantitative microbiome profiling links gut community variation to microbial load

Altmetric: 408<p>Citations: 1<p>More detail<p>Letter<p>Doris Vandeputte<br>• , Gunter Kathagen<br>• , Kevin D’hoe<br>• , Sara Vieira-Silva<br>• , Mireia Valles-Colomer<br>• , João Sabino<br>• , Jun …

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Microbiome Datasets Are Compositional: And This Is Not Optional

Silverman, J. D., Washburne, A. D., Mukherjee, S., and David, L. A. (2017). A phylogenetic transform enhances analysis of compositional microbiota …

Unpacking factors influencing antimicrobial use in global aquaculture and their implication for management: a review from a systems perspective

AbstractGlobal seafood provides almost 20% of all animal protein in diets, and aquaculture is, despite weakening trends, the fastest growing food …

Nucleic acid purification from plants, animals and microbes in under 30 seconds

by Yiping Zou, Michael Glenn Mason, Yuling Wang, Eugene Wee, Conny Turni, Patrick J. Blackall, Matt Trau, Jose Ramon BotellaNucleic acid …