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Biome | Pseudomonas sensing

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Computational modelling of the quorum sensing systems of Pseudomonas aeruginosa provide insights into the anti-bacterial drug targets | Research published by BioMed Central
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Reagent contamination can critically impact sequence-based microbiome analyses

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Interesting discussion in comment section Reagent contamination can impacts microbiome analyses

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Loss of avian phylogenetic diversity in neotropical agricultural systems

Combining #phylogenetics & temporal #monitoring, to see what #birds thrive or die in agricultural landscapes: http://t.co/WRtI6QcHOy
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Thought of the Day on how the Public Views Scientists

The comments that are submitted to the NPR pieces on NIH, NIH-funded science and academic careers by Richard Harris (see here, here, here) are interesting. One of the things that is immediately pic...
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Estimating average genome size from metagenomes

We recently submitted a paper to biorxiv on the estimation of average genome size from shotgun metagenomics data and it's application to the human microbiome ( It is currently undergoing peer revie...
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Next Gen Sequencing or Microarray: How to Make the Choice | RNA-Seq Blog

from BitsizeBio by Kristin Harper You’re about to start that big project you’ve been dreaming of for years. You’ve identified a potential miracle compound
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Rare enterovirus in US children: what’s going on? - Public Health

Enterovirus 71. Image source Recently, a mild-to-severe respiratory illness in children in the Southeast and Midwest United States has been emerging. The U
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CDC: EV-D68 COCA Call Tomorrow

CDC: EV-D68 COCA Call Tomorrow | Tools and tips for scientific tinkers and tailors | Scoop.it
  # 9077     The EV-D68 virus has only been confirmed in six states, but another 15 states are reporting clusters of respiratory illness they suspect may be due to this rarely seen enterovirus, and are awaiting test results (see CDC EV-D68...
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Researchers Create World’s Largest DNA Origami

Researchers Create World’s Largest DNA Origami | Tools and tips for scientific tinkers and tailors | Scoop.it
Researchers have created the world’s largest DNA origami, which are nanoscale constructions with applications ranging from biomedical research to nanoelectronics.
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Nature: How gibbons got their swing

Apes' genes explain their flexibility — and why their chromosomes are so peculiar.
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Mining for Antibiotics, Right Under Our Noses

Mining for Antibiotics, Right Under Our Noses | Tools and tips for scientific tinkers and tailors | Scoop.it
Scientists may have discovered the next source for creating bacteria-fighting medicines: the human body.
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Epidemiological Dynamics of Ebola Outbreaks

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News - Epidemiological update: outbreak of Ebola...

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Genome organisation of the Acinetobacter lytic phage ZZ1 and comparison with other T4-like Acinetobacter phages

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Phage ZZ1, which efficiently infects pathogenic Acinetobacter baumannii strains, is the fifth completely sequenced T4-like Acinetobacter phage to date.
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Cross-validation under separate sampling: strong bias and how to correct it

Cross-validation under separate sampling: strong bias and how to correct it http://t.co/pW93bQFehw
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Statistical Approach of Functional Profiling for a Microbial Community

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CoreGenomics: Are PCR-free exomes the answer

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GEN | News Highlights:Multiple Studies Cite Progress toward Quality Transcriptomes

Studies drawing on contributions from research centers located around the world characterize the accuracy of RNA sequencing.
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Online collaboration: Scientists and the social network

Online collaboration: Scientists and the social network | Tools and tips for scientific tinkers and tailors | Scoop.it
Giant academic social networks have taken off to a degree that no one expected even a few years ago. A Nature survey explores why.
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Five sigma and all that

Five sigma and all that | Tools and tips for scientific tinkers and tailors | Scoop.it
Why do particle physicists demand 99.9999% certainty before they believe a new discovery? And what do you do if you cant be that sure?
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The Economist: Fast-tracking treatments for Ebola

THE lucky ones are admitted to a health centre. They arrive bleeding, in taxis, on foot, in wheelbarrows and sometimes in ambulances. Mostly there is little help...
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Jack the Ripper: Aaron Kosminski and Whitechapel

Jack the Ripper: Aaron Kosminski and Whitechapel | Tools and tips for scientific tinkers and tailors | Scoop.it
Russell Edwards says he's solved the mystery. His proof might be a little threadbare.
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We Now Know Why Rabies is a Speeding Bullet

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Vaginal microbe yields novel antibiotic

Drug is one of thousands that may be produced by the human microbiome.
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TIME: Don't Expect Ebola to Go Airborne

The director of NIH's Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases says airborne Ebola would be very unusual
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The wind beneath my Ebola virus....

The wind beneath my Ebola virus.... | Tools and tips for scientific tinkers and tailors | Scoop.it
Only a couple of weeks ago the report in Science presented 99 genomes representing some of the thousands of those circulating in Sierra Leone this year.[1] I say thousands because each infected person has a range of subtley different viral variants...
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TWiV 302: The sky is falling

TWiV 302: The sky is falling | Tools and tips for scientific tinkers and tailors | Scoop.it
On episode #302 of the science show This Week in Virology, the TWiVers discuss the growing Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, and an epidemic of respiratory disease in the US caused by enterovirus D68.
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