Microbiome digest, November 14, 2014

Microbiome of pregnancy and birth

Prevention of preterm birth: Harnessing science to address the global epidemic – Craig E. Rubens – Science Translational Medicine

Human skin microbiome

* The Skin Microbiome: A Focus on Pathogens and Their Association with Skin Disease – Keisha Findley, Elizabeth A. Grice – PLOS Pathogens

Human respiratory microbiome

* Profiling bacterial community in upper respiratory tracts – Hana Yi – BMC Infectious Disease

Human gut microbiome

* Gut microbiome composition is associated with temperament during early childhood – Lisa M. Christian – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Diversity and Composition of the Adult Fecal Microbiome Associated with History of Cesarean Birth or Appendectomy: Analysis of the American Gut Project – James J. Goedert – EBioMedicine

In vivo efficacy of microbiota-sensitive coatings for colon targeting: A promising tool for IBD therapy – Y. Karrout – Journal of Controlled Release

Animal microbiome

Inhibition of fish pathogens by the microbiota from rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss, Walbaum) and rearing environment – Carlos Araújo – Anaerobe

Description of Lacinutrix venerupis sp. nov., a novel bacterium associated with reared clams – Aide Lasa – Systematic and Applied Microbiology

Water microbiome

Changes in bacterial and eukaryotic communities during sewage decomposition in Mississippi river water – Asja Korajkic – Water Research


Bacterial Metabolite Indole Modulates Incretin Secretion from Intestinal Enteroendocrine L Cells – Catalin Chimerel – Cell Reports

Microbial Bile Acid Metabolic Clusters: The Bouncers at the Bar – Joseph A. Sorg – Cell Host & Microbe


Bile provides key to CDI resistance – Cláudio Nunes Alves – Nature Reviews Microbiology


ATP-Gated Ionotropic P2X7 Receptor Controls Follicular T Helper Cell Numbers in Peyer’s Patches to Promote Host-Microbiota Mutualism – Michele Proietti – Immunity

The Interplay between the Intestinal Microbiota and the Immune System – Yuk Man Kevin Lei – Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Microbes in the news

Gut–brain link grabs neuroscientists – Idea that intestinal bacteria affect mental health gains ground – Sara Reardon – Nature

* More Evidence That There’s a Connection Between a Person’s Gut Bacteria And Brain – Colin Schultz – Smithsonian Magazine

“Microbiome” of Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frogs shifts during infectious disease outbreaks – National Science Foundation

Bacteria become ‘genomic tape recorders’, recording chemical exposures in their DNA – ScienceDaily

Science, publishing, career

How to write a first draft – Annelie – WriteScience.org

Bik’s Picks

Premature infants are exposed to unsafe levels of chemical in medical products used to save their lives – Science Daily

The Dutch Village Where Everyone Has Dementia – The Atlantic

Keeping Mates Close and Competition Out in an Ocean Sponge – Casey Dunn – New York Times

20 Vintage Gadgets from Scientific American Readers [Slide Show] – Larry Greenemeier – Scientific American



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