January 9, 2015

Human respiratory microbiome

The microbiome in asthma – Yvonne J. Huang – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Human gut microbiome

Review: Crosstalk between the microbiome and cancer cells by quorum sensing peptides – Evelien Wynendaele – Peptides

Review: Integrated multi-scale strategies to investigate nutritional compounds and their effect on the gut microbiota – Christophe Lacroix – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Quiz for CME credits: The gut microbiota and inflammatory noncommunicable diseases: Associations and potentials for gut microbiota therapies – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Animal models of microbiome research

Microbiota Controls the Homeostasis of Glial Cells in the Gut Lamina Propria – Panagiotis S. Kabouridis – Neuron

Plant microbiome

Influence of cyanobacterial inoculation on the culturable microbiome and growth of rice – Himani Priya – Microbiological Research


A RESTful API for Accessing Microbial Community Data for MG-RAST – Andreas Wilke – PLOS Computational Biology


Three Novel Virophage Genomes Discovered from Yellowstone Lake Metagenomes – Jinglie Zhou – Journal of Virology

One chromosome, one contig: complete microbial genomes from long-read sequencing and assembly – Sergey Koren, Adam M Phillippy – Current Opinion in Microbiology


Molecular details of a starch utilization pathway in the human gut symbiont Eubacterium rectale – Darrell W. Cockburn – Molecular Microbiology

Review: Food, Immunity, and the Microbiome – Herbert Tilg, Alexander R. Moschen – Gastroenterology

Modelling the effect of undigested dietary carbohydrate on the health and function of the large bowel – Douglas Rosendale – Bioactive Carbohydrates and Dietary Fibre

More microbes

Comparative genomic analysis of Helicobacter pylori from Malaysia identifies three distinct lineages suggestive of differential evolution – Narender Kumar – Nucleic Acids Research

Microbes in the news

Within the Soil – David Relman and Ed Yong comment on the Nature teixobactin paper – Genome Web

New Antibiotic Stirs Hope Against Resistant Bacteria – Denise Grady – New York Times

A New Antibiotic Found in Dirt Can Kill Drug-Resistant Bacteria – Brian Handwerk – Smithsonian

Commensal Defense: Beneficial gut bacteria have evolved resistance to antimicrobial peptides that hosts release to fight pathogens – Kate Yandell – The Scientist

Can Microbes in the Gut Influence the Brain? January 15, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. ET, live webcast with Christopher Lowry and Sarkis Mazmanian – Lindsay Borthwick – Live Science

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

Science, publishing, career

Men (on the Internet) don’t believe sexism is a problem in science, even when they see evidence – Rachel Feltman – Washington Post

Bik’s Picks

Why scientists guessed wrong on this year’s flu vaccine, and why it could happen again – Brady Dennis – Washington Post

How to age gracefully? Ask a bowhead whale – Will Dunham – Reuters.com

Do Mars Rover Photos Show Potential Signs of Ancient Life? – Johnny Bontemps – Space.com


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