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This report summarizes a meeting held in Boulder, CO USA (19-20 October 2012) on fungal community analyses using ultra-high-throughput sequencing of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region of the nuclear ribosomal RNA (rRNA) genes. The meeting was organized as a two-day workshop, with the primary goal of supporting collaboration among researchers for(More)
Hands play a critical role in the transmission of microbiota on one's own body, between individuals, and on environmental surfaces. Effectively measuring the composition of the hand microbiome is important to hand hygiene science, which has implications for human health. Hand hygiene products are evaluated using standard culture-based methods, but standard(More)
The acute lung injury resulting from adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is thought to be largely mediated by activated neutrophils. Because activated neutrophils produce the superoxide radical, which is both bacterial and cytotoxic to host cells, this oxygen-derived free radical is likely responsible for at least part of the neutrophil-mediated lung(More)
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