January 8, 2015

Human gut microbiome

Antimicrobial peptide resistance mediates resilience of prominent gut commensals during inflammation – T. W. Cullen – Science

Review: Ancient human microbiomes – Christina Warinner – Journal of Human Evolution

Microbiota-Mediated Inflammation and Antimicrobial Defense in the Intestine – Silvia Caballero and Eric G. Pamer – Annual Review of Immunology

Animal models of microbiome research

Opposite effects of anthelmintic treatment on microbial infection at individual versus population scales – Vanessa O. Ezenwa, Anna E. Jolles – Science

Plant microbiome

Engineering the plant rhizosphere – Yanxia Zhang – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Soil and sediment microbiome

Use of MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry and a Custom Database to Characterize Bacteria Indigenous to a Unique Cave Environment (Kartchner Caverns, AZ, USA) (video) – Lin Zhang – JOVE

Sedimentology and Sequence Stratigraphy of the Late Precambrian Carbonates of the Mbuji-Mayi Supergroup in the Sankuru-Mbuji-Mayi-Lomami-Lovoy Basin (Democratic Republic of the Congo) – Franck Delpomdor – Geology and Resource Potential of the Congo Basin

Soil biology for resilient, healthy soil – R. Michael Lehman – Journal of Soil and Water Conservation


Improved pipeline for reducing erroneous identification by 16S rRNA sequences using the Illumina MiSeq platform – Yoon-Seong Jeon – Journal of Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Gut bacteria, prebiotics and the link between helping stress, anxiety and depression – Clio Corn – Independent

What’s lurking in your microbiome? Possibly, a cure for disease – Jon Gertner – FastCompany

Could gut bacteria that help us digest beer and bread fight disease, too? – Phys.org

Delivery Mode Alters Newborn’s First Bacterial Exposure How microbiome develops after birth could affect later-life immunity – Bridget M. Kuehn – Gastroenterology and Endoscopy News

CAMI Hosts Community Challenge for Assessing Metagenomes – Joint Genome Institute

Consumer-Funded Test Finds 11 of 12 Pet Foods Contaminated – James Andrews – Food Safety News

Science, publishing, career

My metamorphosis – Elizabeth A. Marchio – Science

A multi-journal partnership to highlight joint first-authors of manuscripts – M Bishr Omary – Gut

Introductory Comments for the Scientific Ethics Theme – Beth A. Fischer – ASM Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education

Exaggerated science reporting – who’s to blame? – NewsWorks

Bik’s Picks

Monkeys can learn to see themselves in the mirror – Science Daily

Poker program Cepheus is unbeatable, claim scientists – The Guardian

Super-insulated clothing could eliminate need for indoor heating – Lisa Zyga – Phys.org



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