November 16, 2015

Saturday’s post had a lot  of recent papers, so we’ll keep it short today.


Future podcast: The social life of bacteria: collapse of a culture – January 20, 2016, with E. Peter Greenberg

Extremophile microbiome

Microbial mat communities along an oxygen gradient in a perennially ice-covered Antarctic lake – Anne D. Jungblut – Applied and Environmental Microbiology


Live from under the lens: exploring microbial motility with dynamic imaging and microfluidics – Kwangmin Son – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Ignorance about antibiotics propelling global ‘superbug’ crisis – Helen Branswell – STAT

Viruses lurking in lab freezers could trigger next outbreak – Helen Branswell – STAT

The Mysterious Rise of Valley Fever: An outbreak investigation spotlights a common regional illness that’s become more prevalent – US News

Broomfield Enterprise Gardening Nov. 15: Soil is much more than dirt – Ann Montague – Broomfield Enterprise

Insurer for Broad Institute suing MIT over infected mice – Travis Anderson – Boston Globe

Student group successfully pushes Subway to go antibiotic-free – Daily Emerald

Book Review: ‘The Microbiome Solution’ asks, ‘are you too clean?’ – Alysa Selby – Steamboat Today

Science, publishing, and career

Stanford researchers uncover patterns in how scientists lie about their data – Bjorn Carey – Stanford News



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