February 5, 2015

Microbiome of pregnancy and birth

The Dynamics of the Human Infant Gut Microbiome in Development and in Progression toward Type 1 Diabetes – Aleksandar D. Kostic – Cell Host & Microbe

Meeting abstracts in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology:
Influence of Infant Gut Microbiome on Development of Infant Regulatory T Cells – Kevin Bobbitt
The Infant Gut Microbiome Mediates the Association Between Breastfeeding and Allergic-like Response to Pets in Children – Alexandra R. Sitarik
Association of the Infant Gastrointestinal Microbiome with Nocturnal Symptoms in Children with Asthma – Albert M. Levin
Decrease in Diversity of Nasal Microbiota during Wheezing Episodes in Preschool Children – Gorka Alkorta-Aranburu

Maternal influences on fetal microbial colonization and immune development – Joann Romano-Keeler & Jörn-Hendrik Weitkamp – Pediatric Research

Human oral microbiome

Evaluation of human and microbial DNA content in subgingival plaque samples collected by paper points or curette – P.J. Pérez-Chaparro – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Human vaginal microbiome

Establishment of a sensitive system for analysis of human vaginal microbiota on the basis of rRNA-targeted reverse transcription-quantitative PCR – Takashi Kurakawa – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Human gut microbiome

Weight Gain After Fecal Microbiota Transplantation – Neha Alang and Colleen R. Kelly – Open Forum Infectious Diseases

The Gut Microbiota, Intestinal Permeability, Bacterial Translocation, and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: What Comes First? – Erin Spengler, Rohit loomba – CMGH Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology

$70 to read this one: Changes in Fecal and Colonic Mucosal Microbiota of Patients with Refractory Constipation after a Subtotal Colectomy – Xiaobo Feng – The American Surgeon

Review: Gut Microbiota: Association with NAFLD and Metabolic Disturbances – E. Lau – BioMed Research International

Review: Fermented foods, microbiota, and mental health: ancient practice meets nutritional psychiatry – Eva M Selhub – Journal of Physiological Anthropology

Animal models of microbiome research

Fortification of dried distillers grains plus solubles with grape seed meal in the diet modulates methane mitigation and rumen microbiota in Rusitec – R. Khiaosa-ard – Journal of Dairy Science

Effect of feeding Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) root as prebiotic on nutrient utilization, fecal characteristics and serum metabolite profile of captive Indian leopard (Panthera pardus fusca) fed a meat-on-bone diet – S.K. Pradhan – Zoo Biology

Comparative Analysis of Gastrointestinal Microbiota Between Normal and Caudal-Related Homeobox 2 (Cdx2) Transgenic Mice – Hirotsugu Sakamoto – Intestinal Research

Plant microbiome

Impact of mycorrhizal inoculation on the development of Intsia bijuga grown on soil under exotic species Casuarina equisetifolia plantation – Dina Ratahiriarisoa – Journal of Plant Sciences

Strong altitudinal partitioning in the distributions of ectomycorrhizal fungi along a short (300 m) elevation gradient – Susan G. Jarvis – New Phytologist

Bacterial diversity associated with the coccolithophorid algae Emiliania huxleyi and Coccolithus pelagicus f. braarudii – David H. Green – BioMed Research International

Review: The importance of the microbiome of the plant holobiont – Philippe Vandenkoornhuyse – New Phytologist

Soil microbiome

Soil microbial response to waste potassium silicate drilling fluid – Linjun Yao – Journal of Environmental Sciences

Characterizing the diversity of active bacteria in soil by comprehensive stable isotope probing of DNA and RNA with H218O – Elizabeth A. Rettedal and Volker S. Brözel – MicrobiologyOpen

Bacterial community analysis of cypermethrin enrichment cultures and bioremediation of cypermethrin contaminated soils – Shamsa Akbar – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Microbiome of the built environment
Geospatial Resolution of Human and Bacterial Diversity with City-Scale Metagenomics – Ebrahim Afshinnekoo – Cell Systems

Food microbiology

Culture-independent bacterial community analysis of the salty-fermented fish paste products of Thailand and Laos – Junichiro Marui – Bioscience of Microbiota, Food and Health

Review: Zooming into food-associated microbial consortia: A “cultural” evolution – Luca Cocolin, Danilo Ercolini – Current Opinion in Food Science


Programming: Pick up Python – A powerful programming language with huge community support – Jeffrey M. Perkel – Nature

Microbes in the news

Podcast: What lived in ancient human intestines? Interview with Jessica Metcalf – The Naked Scientists

Woman becomes obese after fecal transplant from overweight donor – Brooks Hays – UPI

Microbiome linked to type 1 diabetes: Shift in microbiome species diversity prior to disease onset – Science Daily

Gut microbes are good for mood – Xanthe Hunt – LongevityLive

Satire: Five Dead As Pro- and Anti-Microbiome Demonstrators Clash – The Allium

VideoThe role of gut bacteria in brain disease – Robert Friedland – YouTube

Book: I, Superorganism – Jon Turney – IconBooks

Big Data and Bacteria: Mapping the New York Subway’s DNA – Robert Lee Hotz – Wall Street Journal

Drug-resistant bacteria lurk in subway stations, high school students discover – Science Daily

Among New York Subway’s Millions of Riders, a Study Finds Many Mystery Microbes – Elizabeth A. Harris – New York Times

Environmental factors may affect how infants’ gut bacteria mature – News Medical

Could Genetically Engineered Bacteria in Your Colon Replace Vitamins? – Sarah Zhang – GizModo

Why Measles Is the Most Contagious Virus – Mandy Oaklander – Time

Busting the 5-second rule: Robot, Petri dishes of bacteria part of science fair – Leigh Guidry – The Town Talk

Not about microbiology, but a very good read: High throughput sequencing for neuroscience – Sean Eddy – Cryptogenomicon

No Bik’s Picks today, sorry guys.


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