Monthly Archives: December 2014

2 new mBio articles on the acquisition of microbiota in humans over time & impact of microbiota on epigenetics

Martin Blaser’s new article in mBio suggests some interesting explanations as to how evolution has dictated acquisition of the human microbiome.  Excerpted from the abstract: “…We hypothesize that the age structure of early humans was maintained by mechanisms incorporating the … Continue reading

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Changes to the NIH biosketch format

Anyone who may be interested in applying for NIH fellowships or grants in the future might want to check out the NIH news blog.  The “biosketch” portion of NIH proposals is going to be updated and will need to be … Continue reading

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Intraspecies Competition for Niches in the Distal Gut Dictate Transmission during Persistent Salmonella Infection

This is in Salmonella, but an interesting PLoS Path paper about niche competition using different tagged Salmonella strains and seeing how they compete with one another for gut colonization. Abstract In order to be transmitted, a pathogen must first successfully … Continue reading

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