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Twitter chat on "Microbiology of Built Environments" AAM report Thu May 19 10-11 AM…


By: Jonathan Eisen

There will be a Twitter chat on Thursday of relevance. Thursday May 19 10-11 AM EST Run by @ASMicrobiology. Follow this hashtag #ASMChats   Twitter chat Thu 10-11 AM EST run by @ASMicrobiology re: AAM report on Microbes & Built Environment https://t.co/UgzrheJcWM #ASMChats — Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) May 17, 2016 And an upcoming twitter chat…

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FAQ on Microbiology of Built Environments from the American Academy of Microbiology


By: Jonathan Eisen

There is a report out from the American Academy of Microbiology that is based on the "Microbiology of the Built Environment" colloquium they hosted in September 2015.  The report summary is below: Built environments are the structures that humans create to shelter from the outdoors and provide spaces for living, working, playing, and getting places.…

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Open Science Prize finalists include Open Air Quality and Real-time Pathogen Surveillance. 


By: Jonathan Eisen

The six finalists for the Open Science Prize were announced today.  The Open Science Prize is "The Open Science Prize is a collaboration between the Wellcome Trust, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to unleash the power of open content and data to advance biomedical research and its…

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Very useful (for scientists too): How to read and understand a scientific paper: a…


By: Jonathan Eisen

From vaccinations to climate change, getting science wrong has very real consequences. But journal articles, a primary way science is communicated in academia, are a different format to newspaper a… Source: How to read and understand a scientific paper: a guide for non-scientists This article, by Jennifer Raff, is definitely worth a read and I…

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