Microbiology Minutes: Mega-Antibodies Treat Flu, Epidemic Calendars, and Microbiomes and Ethnicity

Nov. 13, 2018

What's hot in the microbial sciences? ASM summarizes microbiology news and reports in Microbial Minutes, a biweekly news roundup. Watch the YouTube session for summaries and major findings, and read the reports and news coverage for yourself below. What should we highlight next time? Leave a suggestion in our comments section!‚Äč

Wild Giraffes are Colonized with Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Miller EA et al. Assessing Transmission of Antimicrobial Resistant Escherichia coli in Wild Giraffe Contact Networks. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. ePub ahead of print: November 9 2018

Special Antibodies from Llamas May Hold Key to Flu Cure

Laursen NS et al. Universal Protection against Influenza Infection by a Multidomain Antibody to Influenza Hemagglutinin. Science. November 2 2018

Epidemic Calendars Can Help Public Health Preparedness

Martinez ME. The Calendar of Epidemics: Seasonal Cycles of Infectious Diseases. PLoS Pathogens. November 8 2018. 

Some Microbiome Members Associate with Ethnicity

Deschasaux M et al. Depicting the Composition of Gut Microbiota in a Population with Varied Ethnic Origins but Shared Geography. Nature Medicine. August 27 2018

Brooks AW et al. Gut Microbiota Diversity across Ethnicities in the United States. bioRxiv (accepted at PLoS Pathogens)

Vangay P et al. US Immigration Westernizes the Human Gut Microbiome. Cell. November 1 2018


Author: Julie Wolf

Julie Wolf
Dr. Julie Wolf is in science communications at Indie Bio, and was a former ASM employee. Follow Julie on Twitter for more ASM and microbiology highlights at @JulieMarieWolf.