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366 Papers for 2016 Part 2

A break from my endeavor, but here’s Part 2 to my 366 Papers for 2016!

Papers Log

  1. Jul 19. Gadd, Cynthia S., et al. “Eligibility requirements for advanced health informatics certification.” Journal of the American Medical 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Jul 3. Cho, Ilseung, and Martin J. Blaser. “The human microbiome: at the interface of health and disease”. Nature Reviews Genetics 13.4 (2012): 260-270.
    • 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