September 26, 2017

Today’s digest is a delight for dog lovers – an interesting look at the nasal microbiome of dogs and two interesting studies on freshwater phages. Lastly, researchers in South Korea establish a human stool bank.

Human Gut Microbiome

REVIEW: A review of the relationship between the gut microbiota and amino acid metabolism

Lin R.Amino Acids

Advanced glycation end products dietary restriction effects on bacterial gut microbiota in peritoneal dialysis patients; a randomized open label controlled trial

Yacoub R. PloS one

Oral Microbiome

Exploring the salivary microbiome of children stratified by the oral hygiene index

Mashima I. PLoS ONE

Animal experiments and microbiome

Ground Juniperus pinchotii and urea in supplements fed to Rambouillet ewe lambs Part 2: Ewe lamb rumen microbial communities

Ishaq SL. Journal of Animal Science

Characterization of the nasal and oral microbiota of detection dogs

Isaiah A. PLoS one

Marine and Inland Water microbiome 

Biodiversity and species competition regulate the resilience of microbial biofilm community

Feng K. Molecular Ecology

Plant and soil microbiome

The Fructan Syndrome: Evolutionary Aspects and Common Themes Among Plants and Microbes

Versluys M. Plant, Cell & Environment

Agricultural land use determines functional genetic diversity of soil microbial communities

Manoharan L. Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Synergetic suppression of soybean cyst nematodes by chitosan and Hirsutella minnesotensis via the assembly of the soybean rhizosphere microbial communities

Mwaheb MAMA .Biological Control

Patterns and mechanisms of responses by soil microbial communities to nitrogen addition

Zhou Z. Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Links between plant and fungal diversity in habitat fragments of coastal shrubland.

Maltz MR. PloS one

The response of soil bacterial communities to mining subsidence in the west China aeolian sand area

Shi P. Applied Soil Ecology

Comparative metagenomics approaches to characterize the soil fungal communities of western coastal region, Saudi Arabia

Moussa TAA. PLoS one

Disentangling environmental and host sources of fungal endophyte communities in an experimental beachgrass study

David AS. Molecular Ecology

Virome

Metaproteomics of marine viral concentrates reveals key viral populations and abundant periplasmic proteins in the oligotrophic deep chlorophyll maximum of the deep chlorophyll maximum of the South China Sea

Xie ZX. Environmental Microbiology

Genome characteristics and environmental distribution of the first phage that infects the LD28 clade, a freshwater methylotrophic bacterial group

Moon K. Environmental Microbiology

Protocol

Assessment of molecular detection of anaerobic ammonium-oxidizing (anammox) bacteria in different environmental samples using PCR primers based on 16S rRNA …

Han P. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Use of RNALater® Preservation for Virome Sequencing in Outbreak settings

Kohl C.Frontiers in Microbiology

DESMAN: a new tool for de novo extraction of strains from metagenomes

Quince C. Genome Biology

Microbiome News

Korea’s first stool bank gets down to business

-Korean Biomedical Review

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September 25, 2017

 

General microbiome

Comprehensive analysis of central carbon metabolism reveals multiple connections between nutrients, biosynthetic capacity, and cell morphology in Escherichia coli – CS Westfall – bioRxiv

 

 

Human oral microbiome

Periodontal Pathogen Colonization in Young Children by PCR Quantification – A Longitudinal Survey. – K Takahashi – The Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry

 

 

Human nearly-sterile sites 

The Gut Microbial Metabolite Trimethylamine-N-Oxide Is Present in Human Cerebrospinal Fluid. – D Del Rio – Nutrients

 

Human gut microbiome

Obesity increases the risk of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). – BC Roland – Neurogastroenterology & Motility

Consumption of Two Healthy Dietary Patterns Restored Microbiota Dysbiosis in Obese Patients With Metabolic Dysfunction. –  C Haro – Molecular nutrition & Food Research

The Gut Microbiota and Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis: Recent Findings. – H Tremlett – Neurotherapeutics

Review: Role of the intestinal microbiota in the immunomodulation of influenza virus infection. – CJ Chen – Microbes and Infection

Effect of vitamin A supplementation on gut microbiota in children with autism spectrum disorders – a pilot study. – J Liu – BMC Microbiology

Modulation of the gut microbiota: a focus on treatments for irritable bowel syndrome. – LA Harris – Postgraduate Medicine

Gut Microbiome-based Therapeutics in Liver Cirrhosis: Basic Consideration for the Next Step. – H Fukui – Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology

 

Animal experiments 

Effects of dietary threonine supplementation on intestinal barrier function and gut microbiota of laying hens. – XY Dong – Poultry Science

Lack of NLRP3-inflammasome leads to gut-liver axis derangement, gut dysbiosis and a worsened phenotype in a mouse model of NAFLD. – P Irene – Scientific Reports

RNA-Seq Profiling of Intestinal Expression of Xenobiotic Processing Genes in Germ-Free Mice. – ZD Fu – Drug Metabolism and Disposition

Differential effects of rice bran cultivars to limit Salmonella Typhimurium in chicken cecal in vitro incubations and impact on the cecal microbiome and metabolome. – PM Rubinelli – PLoS One

Houttuynia cordata Facilitates Metformin on Ameliorating Insulin Resistance Associated with Gut Microbiota Alteration in OLETF Rats. – JH Wang – Genes (Basel)

Lack of Effect of Murine Astrovirus Infection on Dextran Sulfate-induced Colitis in NLRP3-deficient Mice. – SR Compton – Comparative Medicine

 

Animal microbiome 

A distinctive and host-restricted gut microbiota in populations of a cactophilic Drosophila species. – VG Martinson – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Gastrointestinal microbial population of turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) affected by hemorrhagic enteritis virus. – S D’Andreano – Poultry Science

 

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Colonization of Paracoccus sp. QCT6 and Enhancement of Metribuzin Degradation in Maize Rhizosphere Soil. – X Huang – Current Microbiology

Verrucosispora rhizosphaerae sp. nov., isolated from mangrove rhizosphere soil. – QY Xie – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Oomycete Communities Associated with Reed Die-Back Syndrome. – M Cerri – Frontiers in Plant Science

 

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Depth distribution and assembly of sulfate-reducing microbial communities in marine sediments of Aarhus Bay. – LM Jochum – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Bottled aqua incognita: microbiota assembly and dissolved organic matter diversity in natural mineral waters. – CC Lesaulnier – Microbiome

 

Built environment 

Metagenomic characterization of ambulances across the USA. – NB O’ Hara – Microbiome

 

Food microbiology

Comparative analysis of the microbial communities in raw milk produced in different regions of Korea. – IS Kim – Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences

 

 

Techniques

DNA microarray assay and real-time PCR as useful tools for studying the respiratory tract Mycoplasma populations in young dairy calves. – M Bottinelli – Journal of Medical Microbiology

 

Microbes in the news

London Underground covered in vomit and diarrhoea-inducing bacteria found in human POO – Daily Star

BioArt and Bacteria Exhibition is Coming to Oxford – Labiotech.eu

Drug-resistant bacteria emerge from drug companies’ untreated effluents – The Hindu

Vivid green bacteria bloom in the river running through Toledo – Michigan Radio

Kingwood woman dies from flesh-eating bacteria after cutting elbow in flooded home, officials say  – Click2Houston

Microbiome-Derived Immune Modulators (Pediatric) – Puretech Health

September 24, 2017

 

Events and jobs

Microbiology Non Registered Technician – Seattle, Washington – Work Schedule: Sunday – Thursday, 11:00pm – 7:30am

 

General microbiome

The Gram-positive model organism Bacillus subtilis does not form detectable cardiolipin-specific lipid domains – AR Pogmore – bioRxiv

 

 

Multi-site human microbiome

USA300 MRSA lineages persist on multiple body sites following infection – TD Read – bioRxiv

 

Human oral microbiome

Review: The role of wine and food polyphenols in oral health – A Esteban-Fernández – Trends in Food Science & Technology

 

Human skin microbiome

The micro-evolution and epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus colonization during atopic eczema disease flare – CP Harkins – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

 

 

Human gut microbiome

Chapter: Bifidobacteria: Ecology and Coevolution With the Host – F Turroni – The Bifidobacteria and Related Organisms

Stress Responses of Bifidobacteria: Oxygen and Bile Acid as the Stressors – S Kawasaki – The Bifidobacteria and Related Organisms

Gut microbiota and the liver.  – A Federico – Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica.

 

Animal microbiome 

Chapter: Honeybee-Specific Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli – T Olofsson – The Bifidobacteria and Related Organisms

Antimicrobial resistant Escherichia coli in the reproductive tract microbiota of cows and sows – AT Luque – Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Review: Mechanisms of Plasmodium-Enhanced Attraction of Mosquito Vectors – AO Busula – Trends in Parasitology

Social behavior in bees influences the abundance of Sodalis (Enterobacteriaceae) symbionts – BER Rubin – bioRxiv

 

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Conservation tillage enhances the stability of the rhizosphere bacterial community responding to plant growth – Z Wang – Agronomy for Sustainable Development

Fungal community homogenization, shift in dominant trophic guild, and appearance of novel taxa with biotic invasion – MA Anthony – Ecosphere

Effects of exogenously applied salicylic acid and putrescine alone and in combination with rhizobacteria on the phytoremediation of heavy metals and chickpea growth in sandy soil. – N Khan – International Journal of Phytoremediation

 

Built environment

Medium shapes the microbial community of water filters with implications for effluent quality – M Vignola – Water Research

 

Food microbiology

Effects of the predominant bacteria from meju and doenjang on the production of volatile compounds during soybean fermentation – DW Jeong – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Predominant yeasts in Chinese traditional sourdough and their influence on aroma formation in Chinese steamed bread – T Liu – Food Chemistry

Chapter: Microbial Pigments From Bacteria, Yeasts, Fungi, and Microalgae for the Food and Feed Industries – L Dufossé – Food Dyes

 

Phages and viruses

An Insight into Phage Diversity at Environmental Habitats using Comparative Metagenomics Approach. – K Parmar – Current Microbiology

 

Techniques

Isolation, Cultivation, and Storage of Bifidobacteria – M Modesto – The Bifidobacteria and Related Organisms

Filling Gaps in Bacterial Amino Acid Biosynthesis Pathways with High-throughput Genetics – M Price – bioRxiv

Evaluation of the impact of six different DNA extraction methods for the representation of the microbial community associated with human chronic wound infections using a gel-based DNA profiling method. – A Dilhari – AMB Express

Fecal microbiota transplantation: past, present and future perspectives. – S Bibbò – Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica.

 

Microbes in the news

I Sent Away a Sample of My Poop, and Here’s What I Learned About My Health – Pop Sugar

DESPERATE ACT Mum-of-one who’s spent £37k on surgery now injects herself with BACTERIA in an attempt to look younger – The Sun

What’s Next for Assembly Biosciences Incorporated (NASDAQ:ASMB) After Having Less Shares Shorted?  – The Press Telegraph

Your Towels Are Way Dirtier Than You Think – Time

Cnidarians remotely control bacteria – Phys.org

Mysterious flesh-eating bacteria is raging in Australia – ARS Technica

Lipid vesicles replace blood in new bacteria test – Phys.org

DEATH BY HURRICANE: THERE COULD SOON BE A CURE FOR A FLESH-EATING BACTERIA THAT ALMOST JUST KILLED A MAN IN TEXAS – News Week

Swiss startup says high-tech water filter can remove bacteria, viruses and plastic – Market Watch

Buruli ulcer: How to avoid being infected by gruesome flesh-eating bacteria – Abc.net

 

September 22, 2017

Human Microbiome

Microbiome profile of the amniotic fluid as a predictive biomarker of perinatal outcome – Daichi Urushiyama – Scientific Reports

Role of gut microbiota on cardio-metabolic parameters and immunity in coronary artery disease patients with and without type-2 diabetes mellitus – Lidia Sanchez-Alcoholado – Frontiers in Microbiology

Perspective: Linking the gut microbial ecosystem with the environment: does gut health depend on where we live? – Nishat Tasnim – Frontiers in Microbiology

Effect of caloric restriction on gut permeability, inflammation markers, and fecal microbiota in obese women – Beate Ott – Scientific Reports

Perspective: The immunology of the allergy epidemic and the hygiene hypothesis – Bart N Lambrecht – Nature Immunology

Pearls: The microbiome and the hallmarks of cancer – Laura E. Fulbright – PLoS Pathogens

Exploring the salivary microbiome of children stratified by the oral hygiene index – Izumi Mashima – PLoS ONE

 

Built Site Microbiome

Metagenomic characterization of ambulances across the USA – Niamh B. O’Hara – Microbiome (BMC)

 

Food Microbiome

Review: A Review on the Applications of Next Generation Sequencing Technologies as Applied to Food-Related Microbiome Studies – Yu Cao – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bottled aqua incognita: microbiota assembly and dissolved organic matter diversity in natural mineral waters – Celine C. Lesaulnier – Microbiome (BMC)

 

Pathogen Research

An engineered bispecific DNA-encoded IgG antibody protects against Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a pneumonia challenge model – Ami Patel – Nature Communications

Illusions regarding Helicobacter pylori clinical trials and treatment guidelines – David Y Graham – Gut (BMJ)

 

Beneficial Microbes

Akkermansia muciniphila May Determine the Ameliorating or Aggravating Effects of Chondroitin Sulfate on Osteoarthritis – Qing-Ping Zeng – Frontiers in Microbiology

Minireview: Next-Generation Beneficial Microbes: The Case of Akkermansia muciniphila – Patrice D. Cani – Frontiers in Microbiology

The PGPR Stenotrophomonas maltophilia SBP-9 augments resistance against biotic and abiotic stress in wheat plants – Prabhat N. Jha – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Beneficial Molecules

pH-dependant antifungal activity of valproic acid against the human fungal pathogen Candida albicans – Julien Chaillot – Frontiers in Microbiology

Dietary teasaponin ameliorates alteration of gut microbiota and cognitive decline in diet-induced obese mice – Sen Wang – Scientific Reports

Mulberry leaf alleviates streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats by attenuating NEFA signaling and modulating intestinal microflora – Yao Sheng – Scientific Reports

 

Microbial Evolution

New Insights into the Diversity of the Genus Faecalibacterium – Leandro Benevides – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Environmental Microbiology

Insights into microalga and bacteria interactions of selected phycosphere biofilms using metagenomic, transcriptomic and proteomic approaches – Ines Krohn-Molt – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Bioinformatics, Genomics and Methodologies

Genomic GC-content affects the accuracy of 16S rRNA gene sequencing based microbial profiling due to PCR bias – Martin I. Bahl – Frontiers in Microbiology

Preprint: Optimizing scoring function of dynamic programming of pairwise profile alignment using derivative free neural network – Kazunori D. Yamada – BioRxiv

Improving contig binning of metagenomic data using dS2 oligonucleotide frequency dissimilarity – Ying Wang – BMC Bioinformatics

A Laboratory Methodology for Dual RNA-Sequencing of Bacteria and their Host Cells In Vitro – James W. Marsh – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Other

Review: A review of the relationship between the gut microbiota and amino acid metabolism – Rui Lin – Amino Acids (Springer)

 

September 21, 2017

Additional data and new analyses from the NIH Human Microbiome Project, understanding lambda phage integration in its effects on the host, a yeast fermentation method for use in wine making.

Pregnancy and early life

Pre-print: Genetic diversity and mother-child overlap of the gut associated microbiota determined by reduced genome sequencing – Anuradha Ravi – bioRxiv

Multi-site human microbiome

Strains, functions and dynamics in the expanded Human Microbiome Project – Jason Lloyd-Price – Nature

Phages and viruses

Combining Comprehensive Analysis of Off-Site Lambda Phage Integration with a CRISPR-Based Means of Characterizing Downstream Physiology – Yu Tanouchi – mBio

Techniques

The 16S rRNA gene-based PCR method used for the detection of segmented filamentous bacteria in the intestinal microbiota generates false-positive results – Forough L Nowrouzian – Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica

Pre-print: Wine yeast phenomics: a standardized fermentation method for assessing quantitative traits of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains in enological conditions – Emilien Peltier – bioRxiv

More microbes

Pre-print: Comprehensive analysis of central carbon metabolism reveals multiple connections between nutrients, biosynthetic capacity, and cell morphology in Escherichia coli – Corey S Westfall – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

What’s the latest on gut microbiota? Concordia microbiology undergrads publish their findings – Phys.Org

Microbes on the market

Ixcela Launches Over-the-Counter Gut Health Test and Sophisticated Internal Wellness Program – Business Wire

Avadim Technologies Inc. Announces Partnership With Cardinal Health, Inc. – Market Wired

September 20, 2017

 

General microbiome

The human bitter taste receptor T2R38 is broadly tuned for bacterial compounds –  C Verbeurgt – PLoS One

Differential signal sensitivities can contribute to the stability of multispecies bacterial communities. – J Juhász – Biology Direct

Applying allometric theory to fungi – CA Aguilar-Trigueros – The ISME Journal

The Editorial on the Research Topic The Impact of Microorganisms on Consumption of Atmospheric Trace Gases – S Kolb – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Human oral microbiome

Variations in oral microbiota associated with oral cancer. – H Zhao – Scientific Reports

Metabolic crosstalk regulates Porphyromonas gingivalis colonization and virulence during oral polymicrobial infection. – M Kuboniwa – Nature Microbiology

 

 

Human gut microbiome

Normalization of the microbiota in patients after treatment for colonic lesions – MA Sze – bioRxiv

Review: Modulation of the gut microbiome: a systematic review of the effect of bariatric surgery. – Y Guo – European Journal of Endocrinology

Urinary intermediates of tryptophan as indicators of the gut microbial metabolism. – T Pavlova – Analytica Chimica Acta

Recent urbanization in China is correlated with a Westernized microbiome encoding increased virulence and antibiotic resistance genes. – K Winglee – Microbiome

Continued Alcohol Misuse in Human Cirrhosis is Associated with An Impaired Gut-Liver Axis. – JS Bajaj – Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research

Fructooligosaccharide (FOS) and Galactooligosaccharide (GOS) Increase Bifidobacterium but Reduce Butyrate Producing Bacteria with Adverse Glycemic Metabolism in healthy young population. – F Liu – Scientific Reports

 

Animal experiments 

Experimental colitis delays and reduces the severity of collagen-induced arthritis in mice – J Hablot – PLoS One

Identification of a mouse Lactobacillus johnsonii strain with deconjugase activity against the FXR antagonist T-β-MCA – M DiMarzio – PLoS One

The effect of age on the intestinal mucus thickness, microbiota composition and immunity in relation to sex in mice – M Elderman – PLoS One

Review:Role of the gastrointestinal microbiota in small animal health and disease. – A Redfern – The Veterinary Record

Gut Microbiota and IL-17A: Physiological and Pathological Responses. – B Douzandeh-Mobarrez – Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins

 

Animal microbiome 

The microbiota of water buffalo milk during mastitis – C Catozzi – PLoS One

What determines sclerobiont colonization on marine mollusk shells? – VO Agostini – PLoS One

Season, but not symbiont state, drives microbiome structure in the temperate coral Astrangia poculata. – KH Sharp – Microbiome

Metagenomic analysis of bacterial community structure and diversity of lignocellulolytic bacteria in Vietnamese native goat rumen. – HT Do – Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences

Comparative analysis of midgut bacterial communities in three aedine mosquito species from dengue-endemic and non-endemic areas of Rajasthan, India. – SS Charan – Medical and Veterinary Entomology

Microbiome of Pacific Whiteleg shrimp reveals differential bacterial community composition between Wild, Aquacultured and AHPND/EMS outbreak conditions. – F Cornejo-Granados – Scientific Reports

 

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Evolution with a seed bank: the population genetic consequences of microbial dormancy – WR Shoemaker – bioRxiv

Longispora urticae sp. nov., isolated from rhizosphere soil of Urtica urens L., and emended descriptions of the species Longispora albida and Longisporafulva. – C Piao – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Actinomycetes benefaction role in soil and plant health. – AA Bhatti – Microbial Pathogenesis

Environmental parameters altered by climate change affect the activity of soil microorganisms involved in bioremediation – I Alkorta – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Micropredator niche differentiation between bulk soil and rhizosphere of an agricultural soil depends on bacterial prey. – L Zhang – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Soil microbial communities drive the resistance of ecosystem multifunctionality to global change in drylands across the globe. – M Delgado-Baquerizo  – Ecology Letters

Paenibacillus arcticus sp. nov., isolated from Arctic soil. – IT Cha – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Mineral phosphorus fertilization modulates interactions between maize, rhizosphere yeasts and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi – M Sarabia – Rhizosphere

Zinc Solubilizing Bacillus cereus and related species Modulates Growth, Yield and Zinc Biofortification of Soybean and Wheat Seeds Cultivated in Central India – R Khande – Rhizosphere

Utilisation of mucilage C by microbial communities under drought – MA Ahmed – Biology and Fertility of Soils

 

Built environment

Walker occupancy has an impact on changing airborne bacterial communities in an underground pedestrian space, as small-dust particles increased with raising both temperature and humidity – T Okubo – PLoS One

 

Food microbiology

Diversity and dynamics stability of bacterial community in traditional solid-state fermentation of Qishan vinegar – X Gan – Annals of Microbiology

 

Phages and viruses

Isolation and identification of enteroviruses from sewage and sewage-contaminated water samples from Ibadan, Nigeria, 2012-2013. – JA Adeniji – bioRxiv

The virome of Drosophila suzukii, an invasive pest of soft fruit – NC Medd – bioRxiv

Immune Loss as a Driver of Coexistence During Host-Phage Coevolution – JL Weissman – bioRxiv

 

Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics in the Netherlands: the value of a nationwide community  – CWG  van Gelder – Briefings in Bioinformatics

 

Techniques

Longitudinal multiparameter single-cell analysis of macaques immunized with pneumococcal protein-conjugated or unconjugated polysaccharide vaccines reveals distinct antigen specific memory B cell repertoires – B Lia – PLoS One

Methods matter: Influential purification and analysis parameters for intracellular parasite metabolomics – MA Carey – bioRxiv

COREMIC: a web-tool to search for a root-zone associated CORE MICrobiome – RR Rodrigues – bioRxiv

Quorum sensing improves current output with Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans. – N Chabert – Microbial Biotechnology

Transcriptome analysis of Pseudostellaria heterophylla in response to the infection of pathogenic Fusarium oxysporum. – X Qin – BMC Plant Biology

Regulatory networks underlying mycorrhizal development delineated by genome-wide expression profiling and functional analysis of the transcription factor repertoire of the plant symbiotic fungus Laccaria bicolor. – Y Daquerre – BMC Genomics

 

Microbes in the news

Rocks, not bacteria, triggered Earth’s oxidation – Cosmos

The Table At Your Favorite Restaurant May Be Way Grosser Than You ThoughtThe Table At Your Favorite Restaurant May Be Way Grosser Than You Thought – Men’s Health

Researchers unlock potential pathway to treat flesh-eating bacteria – Phys.org

Revealed: The nasty infections you can pick up at the gym – and how to avoid deadly bacteria lingering on your workout gear  – Daily Mail Online

Flagship seeks $500M for sixth fund; unveils another microbiome firm – Fierce Biotech

CAN SPRAYING BACTERIA IN YOUR FACE ACTUALLY HAVE HEALTH BENEFITS? – CDA Press

Space-Grown Bacteria Could Pose Major Problems for Astronauts – Health Line

See jerkface bacteria hiding in tumors and gobbling chemotherapy drugs – Ars Technica

How BIOHM’s At Home Candida Test Is Giving Consumers Peace of Mind – Forbes

The Microbiome Digest Team

Hi all, it’s Elisabeth Bik, doing a rare blog post here, after having run this blog for 3 years in a row. I am having a blast working at uBiome, but as I wrote in January, with my long commute and continuing science integrity work I can not spend much time here at Bik’s Picks. Fortunately, the Microbiome Digest has been able to continue to run through the fantastic work of a group of 20 people from all over the world. In the last couple of months, some new people joined, and some other people left, so it was time for a update on the team members and their background and interest. I am so grateful that this team could take over from me, and that they are running the blog so I can currently focus on other things.

So here is the new Microbiome Digest Team page where you can read more about the fantastic group of scientists who are currently writing the Microbiome Digest posts.

Thank you all, team, for providing this continuous stream of new microbiome papers and articles.