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Ebola Update

Contributed by Allison Weis Two years ago, beginning in March 2014, the world saw the largest outbreak of Ebola in history. The outbreak was massive, all countries affected combined 28,646 people were infected and of those 11,323 people were killed by the virus (WHO). During the time of the initial outbreak the world was terrified. […]

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Congrats Alli Weis on her Large-Scale release of Camphlobacter Draft Genomes paper published in Genome Announcements

Large-Scale Release of Campylobacter Draft Genomes: Resources for Food Safety and Public Health from the 100K Pathogen Genome Project *Allison M. Weis,a,e Bihua C. Huang,a,e Dylan B. Storey,a,e* Nguyet Kong,a,e Poyin Chen,a,e Narine Arabyan,a,e Brent Gilpin,b Carl Mason,c Andrea K. Townsend,d* Woutrina A. Smith,a Barbara A. Byrne,a Conor C. Taff,d* *Bart C. Weimer a,e School […]

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New Breath Analysis method to detect metabolites

Enhanced non-invasive respiratory sampling from bottlenose dolphins for breath metabolomics measurements Konstantin O Zamuruyev1, Alexander A Aksenov1, Mark Baird2, Alberto Pasamontes1, Celeste Parry2, Soraya Foutouhi3, Stephanie Venn-Watson2, Bart C Weimer3, Jean-Pierre Delplanque1 and Cristina E Davis1,4,5 Published 30 September 2016 • © 2016 IOP Publishing Ltd  Journal of Breath Research, Volume 10, Number 4 To read full abstract click here  

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congratulations alli weis on her paper published in genome announcements!

Draft Genome Sequences of Campylobacter jejuni Strains That Cause Abortion in Livestock Allison M. Weis,a,b Kristin A. Clothier,c Bihua C. Huang,a,b Nguyet Kong,a,b Bart C. Weimera,b School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis, Davis, California, USAa; 100K Pathogen Genome Project, UC Davis, Davis, California, USAb; California Animal Health and Food Safety, Davis, California, USAc Campylobacter jejuni is […]

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Being thankful!

Contributed by Robin Jones It’s that time of year again, a time that starts with Thanksgiving and usually ends up after the new year.  We sit, we ponder, we find the things we are thankful for.  We share those thoughts with friends and family, we post on Facebook or send out a tweet. While there […]

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Zombie virus?

Contributed by Ning Chin A must-do during Halloween is watching horror movies. I recently watched the Korean zombie movie “Train to Busan” and liked it a lot. In the movie, once you’re bitten by a zombie, you’re turned into a zombie in a few minutes—unless you’re one of the main characters. Within a few minutes […]

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Recognizing World Polio Day

Contributed by Narine Arabyan October 24th is recognized as World Polio Day. Poliomyelitis (polio) is highly infectious virus that affects young children. This virus is spread from person to person through the faecal-oral route or through contaminated water or food. The virus then resides and multiplies in the intestines, invades the nervous system by destroying […]

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Cholera in Haiti

Contributed by Alli Weis Back in 2010 there was a devastating earthquake in Haiti. In response, to help Haiti with the struggles, a team of UN Nepalese peacekeepers arrived. The peacekeepers set up camp in the rural Center Department of Haiti, about 61 miles outside of the capitol, Port-au-Prince and many people became sick with […]

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