Diet, microbiota, and microbial metabolites in colon cancer risk in rural Africans and African Americans

submitted by: sjokeefe
Background: Epidemiologic studies have suggested that most cases of sporadic colon cancer can be attributed to diet. The recognition that colonic microbiota have a major influence on colonic health suggests that they might mediate colonic carcinogenesis. Objective: To examine the hypothesis that the influence of diet on colon cancer risk is mediated by the microbiota through their metabolites, we measured differences in colonic microbes and their metabolites in African Americans with a...
Authors: Junhai Ou, Franck Carbonero, Erwin G Zoetendal, James P DeLany, Mei Wang, Keith Newton, H Rex Gaskins, Stephen JD O’Keefe

MWV Episode 72 - Jonathan Eisen - Evolvability, the Built Environment and Open Science

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
Jonathan Eisen is an evolutionary biologist, currently working at University of California, Davis and is the academic editor-in-chief of the open-access journal PLoS Biology. On this episode, Jonathan talks about "evolvability," the probability that organisms can invent new functions. To do this, he has been using genome data in conjunction with experimental information to try and understand the mechanisms by which new functions have originated. Another area of interest for Eisen is the...

NEON at a Glance

submitted by: nsf

NEON, the National Ecological Observatory Network, will be a revolutionary way to study long term ecological trends in the United States.

The Role of Institute of Renewable Natural Resources in the Sustainable Watershed Management of the Laguna Lake Watershed Region

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the Centennial Professorial Chair Lecture on “The Role of Institute of Renewable Natural Resources (IRNR) in the Sustainable Watershed Management (SWM) of the Laguna Lake Watershed Region” by Dr. Teodoro R. Villanueva of the Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, College of Forestry and Natural Resources at A. V. Manza Room, CFNR, UPLB on April 23, 2013.

Rick Amasino at the 2013 Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

submitted by: JGI

Rick Amasino of the University of Wisconsin on "Regulation of Flowering in Brachypodium distachyon" at the 8th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 27, 2013 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Sam Hazen at the 2013 Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

submitted by: JGI

Sam Hazen of the University of Massachusetts on "Genetic Regulation of Grass Biomass Accumulation and Biological Conversion Quality" at the 8th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 27, 2013 in Walnut Creek, Calif.