Microbiome digest, December 4, 2014

Human (gut and other) microbiome

Temporal variability is a personalized feature of the human microbiome – Gilberto E Flores – Genome Biology

The rest of the story: the microbiome and gastrointestinal infections – Jhansi L Leslie, Vincent B Young – Current Opinion in Microbiology

* Gut Microbiota Elicits a Protective Immune Response against Malaria Transmission – Bahtiyar Yilmaz – Cell

Pregnancy and birth

The infant airway microbiome in health and disease impacts later asthma development
Shu Mei Teo – BioRxiv

Animal models of microbiome research

Dietary Yeasts Reduce Inflammation in Central Nerve System via Microflora – Kazushiro Takata – Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology

Effects of dietary supplementation of modified zinc oxide on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, blood profiles, fecal microbial shedding and fecal score in weanling pigs

Jin Ho Cho – Animal Science Journal

Bioinformatics

ITScan: a web-based analysis tool for Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS) sequences – Milene Ferro – BMC Research Notes

Next generation sequencing reads comparison with an alignment-free distance – Emanuel Weitschek – BMC Research Notes

Microbes in the news

Go Ahead, Use the Restroom – Nicholas Bakalar – New York Times

Trusting your gut, and the importance of your microbiome: Words on Wellness – Daniel Neides – Cleveland.com

Microbiome component fights malaria – Bradley J. Fikes – UT San Diego

Gut Microbes May Play a Role in AS – Diana Swift – MedPageToday

Science, publishing, and career

Getting Credit for Data – Eric Martens and Jennifer Lin – PLOS Blogs

What do young scientists want? – Beryl Lieff Benderly – Science Careers

Why Don’t More Minority Students Seek Careers In STEM Fields? – David Orenstein – RedOrbit

Bik’s Picks

Revealed: 100 safety breaches at UK labs handling potentially deadly diseases – Ian Sample – The Guardian

Why DNA pioneer James Watson just sold his Nobel Prize for $4.1 million – Susannah Locke – Vox.com

The Corrupting Power of Cancer – Lauren Richardson – PLOS Blogs

Is The Food Babe A Fearmonger? Scientists Are Speaking Out – Maria Godoy – NPR The Salt

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