366 Papers for 2016 Part 219 Jul 2016
A break from my endeavor, but here’s Part 2 to my 366 Papers for 2016!
- Jul 19. Gadd, Cynthia S., et al. “Eligibility requirements for advanced
health informatics certification.” Journal of the American
Informatics Association 23.4 (2016): 851-854.
- Discusses certification for an advanced health informatics certification (AHIC)
- Three focuses: practical focus, education path, and informatics experience
- Two phases, 1) unspecified time waiting for accreditted programs, and 2) must attend accredited health informatics program to seek AHIC
- High bar for practicing informatics individuals reflect aspirations for field
- Hopefully certification will push current educational programs to incorporate changes to allow students to pursue certification
- Jul 17. Blancas-Mejía, Luis M., and Marina Ramirez-Alvarado. “Systemic
amyloidoses.” Annual review of biochemistry 82 (2013): 745.
- Discusses biochemical basis of amyloidosis
- Discusses different types of amyloidoses e.g. light chain, secondary, etc.
- Focuses on light chain systemic amyloidosis
- Jul 8. Flores, Gilberto E., et al. “Microbial biogeography of public
restroom surfaces”. PLoS One 6.11 (2011): e28132.
- Looked at 12 bathrooms in Colorado
- Found four major phyla, differences between hand-touched surfaces and not, and differences between male and female bathroom microorganism composition
- Important for public health knowledge of easy transmission of microbes
- Theoretically could test efficacy of hygiene practices and track pathogen spread
- Jul 9. Waldor, Matthew K., et al. “Where Next for Microbiome
Research?”. PLoS Biol 13.1 (2015): e1002050.
- Short pieces by scientists on what they this is next
- Move from describing the composition to assembly, dynamics, and function
- Need for systems-biology-based approaches to understand dynamics and function of microbial communities
- Think about evolution of microbial assemblies
- Need to understand mechanistic basis of microbiome interactions
- Exciting area of research in microbiome interactions in skin disorders and in nutrition
- Creation of synthetic microbiomes to engineer a microbiome
- Jul 7. “Raising standards in microbiome research”. Editorial.
Nature Microbiology. 16112 (2016): 1
- Need for standard operating procedures in microbiome research for interrogation of microbiome and assessment
- Microbiome research has gained lots of attention in host associated or environmental areas, such as agriculture
- “…without rich metadata…attempts to draw comparison between datasets generated from different cohorts can also be confounded.”
- International Human Microbiome Standards (IHMS) project was established
- Need balance in adhering too much to protocols to stifle research and unoptimized use of a protocol to a given experiment
- Jul 3. Cho, Ilseung, and Martin J. Blaser. “The human microbiome: at the
interface of health and disease”. Nature Reviews Genetics 13.4
- Review of microbiome research up until 2012
- Discusses characterization and variation of the microbiome
- Discusses various microbiomes (cutaneous, gastric, gastrointestinal) and their relation to IBD, colorectal cancer, and liver disease
- Discusses effects of the microbiome from birth to adulthood