May 18, 2015

(Shorter posts this week because of international travel)

Events

Digestive Disease Week (DDW), May 16-19, Washington DC: Video: Hot topics at DDW 2015 include microbiome, new HCV treatments  

Bioinformatics

phylogeo: an R package for geographic analysis and visualization of microbiome data -Zachary Charlop-Powers – Bioinformatics

Microbes in the news

Oddly Microbial: Honey Bee Gut Microbiomes — Queen vs. Workers –  Marcia Stone – Small Things Considered

Incredible ‘bioconcrete’ can heal itself thanks to limestone-producing bacteria – Brad Reed – BGR

NASA Hopes to Rely on Algae and Bacteria for Oxygen Production on Mars – Rachel K Wentz – Science Times

How Bacteria Break Through The Blood-Brain Barrier – Science 2.0

Ever wondered how milk becomes cheese? – Howard J. Bennett – Washington Post

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