Couples who live together share many things: Bedrooms, bathrooms, food, and even bacteria. Microbial ecologists at the University of Waterloo, in Canada, found that people who live together significantly influence the microbial communities on each other's skin.

Published in Press Releases
Friday, 18 November 2016 16:34

Frackibacter and sticky fingers - TWiM 139

Microbial DNA found on ATM machines in New York City, and how hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, alters microbial ecosystems deep in the Earth.

Published in ASM Podcasts
Friday, 18 November 2016 15:31

Frackibacter and sticky fingers - TWiM 139

Microbial DNA found on ATM machines in New York City, and how hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, alters microbial ecosystems deep in the Earth.

Published in TWiM

A survey of surfaces in hotel rooms finds television remotes to be among the most heavily contaminated with bacteria and items on housekeeping carts carry the potential to cross-contaminate rooms. Participants discuss the results of this survey, the first step in to objectively assess sanitation by applying NASA's Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points system to the hygiene of hotel rooms.

 

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