According to researchers in the Holobiont Urbanism project, we tend to look at the world in limited ways. We tend to think of our cities as vast collections of buildings and people; and we tend to think of the objects around us--chairs, tables, walls, subways--as lifeless. What are the alternatives?
On Friday, September 2nd, 2016, the US FDA made a ruling that, to most scientists who study the human microbiome, couldn’t have come soon enough. The agency ruled that antibacterial soaps do more harm than they do good, and placed a ban on 19 different chemicals frequently used in such soaps.
Rockville, MD, October 17, 2016 – Today CosmosID announcedparticipation in Vice President Biden’s National Cancer Moonshot, which aims to accelerate progress in preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer. CosmosID will provide access to its automated bioinformatics platform, MetaGenID, for five cancer microbiome research studies (valued at $150,000) to understand how the microbiome (i.e. oral, gut, and skin) contributes to development of specific cancers.
The University of Minnesota recently ran a study on the bacteria found in the guts of two endangered species of monkeys: mantled howler monkeys and the red shanked doucs.