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RJF Robert Brucker 's new article in Nature Communications

April 12, 2016

Airway bacteria drive a progressive COPD-like phenotype in mice with polymeric immunoglobulin receptor deficiency

Mechanisms driving persistent airway inflammation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are incompletely understood. As secretory immunoglobulin A (SIgA) deficiency in small airways has been reported in COPD patients, we hypothesized that immunobarrier dysfunction resulting from reduced...

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RJF Robert Brucker - Review article in Frontiers in Microbiology

April 12, 2016

Using “Omics” and Integrated Multi-Omics Approaches to Guide Probiotic Selection to Mitigate Chytridiomycosis and Other Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Emerging infectious diseases in wildlife are responsible for massive population declines. In amphibians, chytridiomycosis caused by Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, Bd, has severely affected many amphibian populations and species around the world. One promising management...

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RJF Robert Brucker - new article on Perspective | Host-Microbe Biology in mSystems

April 12, 2016

American Society for Microbiology Editor's Pick: Getting the Hologenome Concept Right: an Eco-Evolutionary Framework for Hosts and Their Microbiomes

Given the complexity of host-microbiota symbioses, scientists and philosophers are asking questions at new biological levels of hierarchical organization—what is a holobiont and hologenome? When should this vocabulary be applied? Are these concepts a null hypothesis for host-microbe...

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RJF Qimin Quan and Feng Lian

January 22, 2016

Detecting Single Gold Nanoparticles (1.8 nm) with Ultrahigh-Q Air-Mode Photonic Crystal Nanobeam Cavities

In this paper Qimin and Feng demonstrate detection of single nanoparticles down to 1.8 nm in diameter using photonic crystal nanobeam cavities. The technique can be used to perform frequent and rapid size characterization on the limited samples of nanoparticles. Furthermore, the nanobeam cavity is potentially an ideal platform to enhance...

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