Perez-Losada and Crandall Publish in PLOS One
Dr Perez-Losada and Dr Keith Crandall, in cooperation with researchers from Children's National Medical Center and Universidada do Porto, have published an article in PLOS One. Titled "Nasopharyngeal Microbiome Diversity Changes over Time in Children with Asthma," the article deals with the following:
"The nasopharynx is a reservoir for pathogens associated with respiratory illnesses such as asthma. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) has been used to characterize the nasopharyngeal microbiome of infants and adults during health and disease; less is known, however, about the composition and temporal dynamics (i.e., longitudinal variation) of microbiotas from children and adolescents. Here we use NGS technology to characterize the nasopharyngeal microbiomes of asthmatic children and adolescents (6 to 18 years) and determine their stability over time."