Science Behind the News: Drug-Resistant Bacteria

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As disease-causing bacteria becomes increasingly resistant to antibiotics, scientists like Erin Carlson from Indiana University are turning to natural sources to find new medicines. "Science Behind the News” is produced in partnership with NBC Learn.

Provided by the National Science Foundation & NBC Learn

Wayne Reeve at the 2013 Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Wayne Reeve of Murdoch University on "Genomics Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea-Root Nodule Bacteria (GEBA-RNB): a resource for microsymbiont genomes" at the 8th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 27, 2013 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Sarah Lebeis at the 2013 Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Sarah Lebeis of University of North Carolina on "Modulation of root microbiome community assembly by the plant immune response" at the 8th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 28, 2013 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Oksana Lukjancenko (Technical University of Denmark) at the 2012 SFAF Meeting

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Oksana Lukjancenko on "PanFunPro: bacterial pan-genome analysis based on the functional profiles" at the 2012 Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future Meeting held June 5-7, 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Michael FitzSimons (LANL) at the 2012 SFAF Meeting

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Michael FitzSimons on "Nearly finished genomes produced using gel microdroplet culturing reveals substantial intraspecies diversity within the human microbiome" at the 2012 Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future Meeting held June 5-7, 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The Hygienic Efficacy of Different Hand-Drying Methods: A Review of the Evidence

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Susan Stack from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, discusses her article appearing in the August 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings which discloses the ramifications of different hand-drying methods and their effect on infection control. Available at:
http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00393-X/fulltext

Forest Rohwer: Microbes of the ocean, coral reefs and the human lung (MWV63)

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In episode 63 of MicrobeWorld Video, Dr. Stan Maloy talks with Forest Rohwer Ph.D., Professor of Biology, San Diego State University, about his research on the microbes of the ocean, coral reefs and the human lung. This episode was filmed at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Vancouver, Canada on February 18th, 2012. Viruses make up a large portion of the world's oceans, with over ten million per milliliter of seawater. Rohwer's interest in better...

Glenn Tesler (UC San Diego) at the 2012 SFAF Meeting

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Glenn Tesler on "SPAdes, a new genome assembly algorithm and its applications to single-cell sequencing" at the 2012 Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future Meeting held June 5-7, 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Michael Rhodes (Ion Torrent) at the 2012 SFAF Meeting

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Michael Rhodes on "using the Ion Torrent for de novo Sequencing" at the 2012 Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future Meeting held June 5-7, 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Science Nation - Waste to Energy

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All of us use water and in the process, a lot of it goes to waste. Whether it goes down drains, sewers or toilets, much of it ends up at a wastewater treatment plant where it undergoes rigorous cleaning before it flows back to the environment. The process takes time, money and a lot of energy. What if that wastewater could be turned into energy? It almost sounds too good to be true, but environmental engineer Bruce Logan is working on ways to make it happen. Most treatment plants already use...