January 12, 2015

Microbiome of pregnancy and birth

Milk- and solid-feeding practices and daycare attendance are associated with differences in bacterial diversity, predominant communities, and metabolic and immune function of the infant gut microbiome – Amanda L. Thompson – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Human oral microbiome

Combinations of bacterial species associated with symptomatic endodontic infections in a Chinese population – Z Qi – International Endodontic Journal

Human gut microbiome
Inferred metagenomic comparison of mucosal and fecal microbiota from individuals undergoing routine screening colonoscopy reveals similar differences observed during active inflammation – Mei San Tang – Gut Microbes

Intestinal microbiota in metabolic diseases: From bacterial community structure and functions to species of pathophysiological relevance – Thomas Clavel – Gut Microbes

Editorial: a simple faecal preparation protocol for faecal microbiota transplantation – C. R. Kelly – Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Human skin microbiome

Microbiology of diabetic foot infections: from Louis Pasteur to ‘crime scene investigation’ – Anne Spichler – BMC Medicine

Human urinary tract microbiome

The human urine virome in association with urinary tract infections – Tasha M. Santiago-Rodriguez – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal microbiome

Normal bacterial conjunctival flora in the Huacaya alpaca (Vicugna pacos) – Goedele Storms – Veterinary Ophthalmology

Replicating phages in the epidermal mucosa of the eel (Anguilla anguilla) – Miguel Carda Diéguez – Frontiers in Microbiology

Functional phylotyping approach for assessing intraspecific diversity of Ruminococcus albus within the rumen microbiome – Inna Rozman Grinberg – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Master Thesis: Predominant fecal microbiota of captive adult cheetahs housed in European zoos: a cross-sectional study – Niloufar Majdzadeh – Ghent University

Plant microbiome

Plant–microbe interactions: Microbiome remote control – Christopher Surridge – Nature Plants

Impact of plant development on the rhizobacterial population of Arachis hypogaea: a multifactorial analysis – Shyamalina Haldar and Sanghamitra Sengupta

Pyrosequencing Reveals Fungal Communities in the Rhizosphere of Xinjiang Jujube – Peng Liu – BioMed Research International

Soil, sediment, sludge microbiome

Delineating bacterial community structure of polluted soil samples collected from cancer prone belt of Punjab, India – Gagandeep Kaur – 3 Biotech

Nitrogen and methanogen community composition within and among three Sphagnum dominated peatlands in Scandinavia – Magalí Martí – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Detailed investigation of the microbial community in foaming activated sludge reveals novel foam formers – Feng Guo – Nature Scientific Reports

Long-term experimental warming alters community composition of ascomycetes in Alaskan moist and dry arctic tundra – Tatiana A. Semenova – Molecular Ecology

Microbial community composition of transiently wetted Antarctic Dry Valley soils – Thomas D. Neiderberger – Frontiers in Microbiology

Water microbiome

Ecogenomics reveals metals and land-use pressures on microbial communities in the waterways of a megacity – Gourvendu Saxena – Environmental Science & Technology

An association network analysis among microeukaryotes and bacterioplankton reveals algal bloom dynamics – Shangjin Tan – Journal of Phycology

Phages and viruses

(also see above) The human urine virome in association with urinary tract infections – Tasha M. Santiago-Rodriguez – Frontiers in Microbiology

TRIM28 Represses Transcription of Endogenous Retroviruses in Neural Progenitor Cells – Liana Fasching – Cell Reports


Systematic discovery of probiotics – Samuel C Forster & Trevor D Lawley – Nature Biotechnology

Microbes in the News

Prebiotics: Yeast Is Healthy, And So Are Bacteria That Help Us Break Down Bread And Beer – Science 2.0

Stop Killing the Good Guys! Protect Your Child’s Microbiome From Antibiotic Overuse – Aviva Romm – Huffington Post

Mounting research tightens gut microbial connection with the brain – MedicalXpress

Intestinal bacteria study uses Zingerman’s bread – Lea Giotto – The Michigan Daily

Are We Ruled by Our Microbiome? – Qiagen

Could Gut Microbes Help Us Treat Brain Disorders? – Kavli Foundation – Labmanager

Bacteria could contribute to development of wound-induced skin cancer – EurekAlert

Revenge of the bacteria? Earth Talk – August FreePress

Do viruses make us smarter? – Science Daily

The Doctor Who Championed Hand-Washing And Briefly Saved Lives – Rebecca Davis – NPR Morning Edition

Love your gut – and help your body shift those festive pounds – Kathie Swift – Daily Mail

Science, publishing, career

Life sciences workforce trends evolve with the industry – Kathy L Nugent & Lori Lindburg – Nature Biotechnology

12 Common Mistakes In Empirical Social Science – Fred Phillips – Science 2.0

How The War On Science Affects Us All – Greg Satell – Forbes

Bik’s Picks

Devil is in the detail: Evolution of color in plants and animals – Science Daily’

This cannot be statistically sound: Number Of Large Earthquakes Dropped 60 Percent In 2014 – Science 2.0

Why OCD Is ‘Miserable’: A Science Reporter’s Obsession With Contracting HIV – Shots/Fresh Air – NPR



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