Potential interesting new (alas not freely available) paper on microbial exposure and asthma/allergy

There is a new paper in the New England Journal of Medicine that looks to be of relevance to those interested in built environment microbiology.  Unfortunately the paper is not freely available and I do not have access to it right now.  But there is a summary available (from the authors/journal):

Upcoming workshop of potential interest on “Building Design & Engineering Approaches to Airborne Infection Control 8/1-12 Boston. MA

Just a quick post on a workshop of possible interest: Building Design and Engineering Approaches to Airborne Infection Control. The workshop is August 1-12 in Boston, MA.   It is organized by the Harvard School of Public Health.  The overview from the website says: “A significant bottleneck in the implementation of precautions against airborne transmission of …

Norman Pace visits UC Davis

Norman R. Pace, from UC Boulder, gave a talk at UC Davis yesterday about microbial diversity.  In his talk he discussed some of his recent Sloan Foundation funded work on “microbiology of the built environment” including studies of shower heads, indoor swimming pools, water supplies, and hospitals. Pace is one of the pioneers of DNA …

Welcome

Welcome to MicroBEnet! If you’re interested in the “Microbiology of the Built Environment” (small stuff growing in buildings) then you’re in the right place. If you just want to see what this field is all about, check out the rest of the site. If you’re a researcher in either indoor environments or microbiology you can …

Bio and the city – The Scientist – Magazine of the Life Sciences

Studies of wildlife in urban environments are analagous in many ways to studies of microbes in the built environment. See this article for info on urban wildlife Bio and the city – The Scientist – Magazine of the Life Sciences (Note – this was imported from a beta version of the microBEnet blog that was …