December 10, 2014

Food microbiome

The microbes we eat: abundance and taxonomy of microbes consumed in a day’s worth of meals for three diet types – Jenna M. Lang – PeerJ

Human oral microbiome

Subgingival microbial profiles of Sudanese patients with aggressive periodontitis – H. R. Z. Elabdeen – Journal of Periodontal Research

Human bladder microbiome

Interplay between Bladder Microbiota and Urinary Antimicrobial Peptides: Mechanisms for Human Urinary Tract Infection Risk and Symptom Severity – Vanessa Nienhouse – PLOS ONE

Human gut microbiome

Immunomodulatory Properties of Streptococcus and Veillonella Isolates from the Human Small Intestine Microbiota – Bartholomeus van den Bogert – PLOS ONE

Animal models of microbiome research

The Gut Commensal Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron Exacerbates Enteric Infection through Modification of the Metabolic Landscape – Meredith M. Curtis – Cell Host & Microbe

Gut Microbiota-Produced Succinate Promotes C. difficile Infection after Antibiotic Treatment or Motility Disturbance – Jessica A. Ferreyra – Cell Host & Microbe

Regionally Distinct Alterations in the Composition of the Gut Microbiota in Rats with Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetes – Roland Wirth – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Environmentally Determined Differences in the Murine Lung Microbiota and Their Relation to Alveolar Architecture – Yeojun Yun – PLOS ONE

Bacteria and Methanogens Differ along the Gastrointestinal Tract of Chinese Roe Deer (Capreolus pygargus) – Zhipeng Li – PLOS ONE

Transcriptomic Immune Response of the Cotton Stainer Dysdercus fasciatus to Experimental Elimination of Vitamin-Supplementing Intestinal Symbionts – Eugen Bauer – PLOS ONE

Metabolomics

Stool Phospholipid Signature is Altered by Diet and Tumors – Julie M. Davies – PLOS ONE

Pathogens’ Exploitation of the Intestinal Food Web
Tu Anh Pham N., Trevor D. Lawley – Cell Host & Microbe

Could resistant starch be the redeemer of dietary carbohydrate? – M Denise Robertson – Practical Diabetes

A New Insight into the Physiological Role of Bile Salt Hydrolase among Intestinal Bacteria from the Genus Bifidobacterium – Piotr Jarocki – PLOS ONE

Metagenomics

Maths on microbes: adding microbial ecophysiology to metagenomics – Wilfred F. M. Röling – Microbial Biotechnology

Functional optimization of gene clusters by combinatorial design and assembly – Michael J Smanski – Nature Biotechnology

More microbiology

Microbiology: Ditch the term pathogen – Arturo Casadevall & Liise-anne Pirofski – Nature

New sequencing technique: MinION nanopore sequencing identifies the position and structure of a bacterial antibiotic resistance island – Philip M Ashton – Nature Biotechnology

Microbes in the news

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 5 December 2014: Microbiome Experiment – SpaceRef

Bacteria’s Game of ‘Telephone’ Foils Microbiologists’ Eavesdropping – Kim Krieger – UConnToday

Science, publishing, career

The Point When Science Becomes Publicity – James Hamblin – The Atlantic

No Lovin’ Feeling… for Science Fair – Claire Wapole – Huffington Post

How to cope when things go wrong in academia – Julie Gould – Nature Jobs

Scientific Peer Review Is Broken. We’re Fighting to Fix It With Anonymity – The Founders of PubPeer – Wired.com

Not sure how old this is, but I liked the graph: The illustrated guide to a Ph.D. – Matt Might

Ocean biology: Marine dreams – Chris Woolston – Nature

New postdoc report covers familiar ground – Beryl Lieff Benderly, Jim Austin – Science Careers

Bik’s Picks

Injectable 3-D vaccines could fight cancer, infectious diseases – ScienceDaily

Glittering Nobel Gown Represents Scientist’s Work – Joanne Manaster – Scientific American

This Commuter Bus Runs On Poop- A U.K.-based biogas plant has developed a 40-seater than runs on converted sewage and food waste – Corinne Iozzio – Smithsonian

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