December 28, 2014

Human oral microbiome

Periodontitis: from microbial immune subversion to systemic inflammation – George Hajishengallis – Nature Reviews Immunology

Microbiology of Oral Biofilm-Dependent Diseases: Have We Made Significant Progress to Understand and Treat These Diseases? – Ana Paula Vieira Colombo – Current Oral Health Reports

Human skin microbiome

Dynamics of the surgical microbiota along the cardiothoracic surgery pathway – Sara Romano-Bertrand – Frontiers in Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Decreased Bacterial Diversity Characterizes the Altered Gut Microbiota in Patients With Psoriatic Arthritis, Resembling Dysbiosis in Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Jose U. Scher – Arthritis & Rheumatology

Insights Into the Role of the Microbiome in Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes – Annick V. Hartstra – Diabetes Care

* The gut microbiota and its role in the development of allergic disease: a wider perspective – C. E. West – Clinical & Experimental Allergy

The power in numbers: Gut microbiota in Parkinson’s disease – Joaquin A. Vizcarra – Movement Disorders

Childhood Obesity: A Role for Gut Microbiota? – Marina Sanchez – Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health

Animal models of microbiome

Impact of the gut microbiota on rodent models of human disease – Axel Kornerup Hansen – World Journal of Gastroenterology

Dynamics and Establishment of Clostridium difficile Infection in the Murine Gastrointestinal Tract – Mark J. Koenigsknecht – Infection and Immunity

Alteration of the fecal microbiota and serum metabolite profiles in dogs with idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease – Yasushi Minamoto – Gut Microbes

Intermittent hypoxia alters gut microbiota diversity in a mouse model of sleep apnoea
Isabel Moreno-Indias – European Respiratory Journal

Bioreactor models

Lead toxicity to the performance, viability, and community composition of activated sludge microorganisms – Husen Zhang – Environmental Science & Technology

Animal microbiome

Diet strongly influences the gut microbiota of surgeonfishes – Sou Miyake – Molecular Ecology

Plant microbiome

21st century agriculture: integration of plant microbiomes for improved crop production and food security – Angela Sessitsch and Birgit Mitter – Microbial Biotechnology

Soil microbiome

Vertical distribution of the soil microbiota along a successional gradient in a glacier forefield – Thomas Rime – Molecular Ecology

Changes in the composition and diversity of bacterial communities 13 years after soil reclamation of abandoned mine land in eastern China – Yuanyuan Li – Ecological Research

Nitrogen cycling processes and microbial community composition in bed sediments in the Yukon River at Pilot Station – Deborah A. Repert – Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences

Clay minerals and metal oxides strongly influence the structure of alkane-degrading microbial communities during soil maturation – Annelie Steinbach – ISME Journal

Different vegetable crop rotations affect soil microbial communities and soilborne diseases of potato and onion: literature review and a long-term field evaluation – PJ Wright – New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science

Water microbiome

* Biogeography and ecology of the rare and abundant microbial lineages in deep-sea – Rika E. Anderson – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Comparative metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analyses of microbial communities in acid mine drainage – Lin-xing Chen – ISME Journal

Microbes of the built environment

Indoor bioaerosol dynamics – William W Nazaroff – Indoor Air


An improved method to set significance thresholds for β diversity testing in microbial community comparisons – Arda Gülay and Barth F. Smets – Environmental Microbiology


Reevaluating the hype: Four bacterial metabolites under scrutiny – Esther Eleonore Fröhlich – European Journal of Microbiology and Immunology

Microbes in the news

Discovering microbiology – Nicholas P Money – Oxford University Press

The Microbes in Your Kitchen (Or in your Starbucks mocha) – Kevin Bonham – Scientific American

Science, Publishing, Career

Science is the most ‘future proof’ degree: Engineering and chemistry seen as courses likely to lead to an adaptable career – Laura Clark – Daily Mail

Bik’s Picks

Dr. Oz gets roasted in science journal’s Christmas edition — science roundup extra (video, links) – Susannah L. Bodman – Oregon Live

Science Explains Why The Best BBQ Is Slow Cooked – Patrick Allan – LifeHacker

The Shapes of Snowflakes – CompoundChem


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