Paper of interest: Microbiology of asthma

Very useful review paper came out this week discussing the microbiology of asthma.  Thanks to David Thaler for pointing this one out.  The review discusses the role of microbes in both the development and prevention of asthma.  While not explicitly concerned with the built environment, the “hygiene hypothesis” has obvious implications for the indoor microbiome.

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):