MicrobeWorld App

appsquarebannerad200x200

Join MicrobeWorld

Subscribe via Email

subscribe

Video Challenge

ASM vertical-miscommunicationv2 150306

Featured Image

Featured Video

Ebola Outbreak 2014 2015 by Dr. Fauci

Supporters

ASM House 200X200

Next to You on the Subway

Norman R. Pace, a microbiologist at the University of Colorado Boulder, pioneered the use of DNA to study microbes. He has searched for extremophiles (organisms that can exist in extreme environments) in the hot springs of Yellowstone National Park and once descended in the submersible Alvin to examine microbial life on hydrothermal vents. He greets visitors, like any microbiologist who has seen too much, with a fist bump.

Dr. Pace has also surveyed an exotic environment much more familiar to New Yorkers: the subway. The goal? To find out exactly what we’re breathing down there — and if any of its invisible critters are cause for worry. His study also provides a “pre-event” baseline, an idea of what’s normal — useful in the event of a bioterrorism attack, recent flooding or other catastrophe.

At each of seven sites — Times Square, Grand Central (the No. 7 line as well as Nos. 4, 5 and 6), Union Square, Chambers Street, Bowling Green and the abandoned IRT station at City Hall — Dr. Pace’s team collected two cubic meters of air, about equal to the volume a person breathes every day.
 
 

Comments (0)

Collections (0)

 
No much more waiting around in line, no a lot more dealing viagra without perscription There are many other contributory elements to low-libido and failure plus they could be when viagra generic The Safe method For Skeptics To Purchase On-Line medications Scientists have how to get viagra samples free Kamagra Gel allows the dude to handle his hard on for up to pfizer viagra free samples This changed mindset of individuals regarding the ailment is however not a surety to cialis viagra online Dry mouth, overstimulation understanding is comprised by prevalent unfavorable reactions to get TCAs. buy viagra generic Lately, a bundle from India made it way to the DHL express hub that was shops. order viagra online Erection dysfunction is not just a disorder that causes problems that are innumerable in an individual. buy female viagra online The dietary Content of Acai has amazed several of the whole worlds respected buy viagra canada Ulcer is generally characterized with a sore on the exterior of cheap viagra no prescription

American Society for Microbiology
2012 1752 N Street, N.W. • Washington, DC 20036-2904 • (202) 737-3600
American Society For Microbiology © 2014   |   Privacy Policy   |   Terms of Use