February 13, 2015

Happy Valentine’s Day tomorrow! The totally awesome Michele Banks @artologica made a super-special #ScienceValentines for all microbiome lovers.

Microbiome of pregnancy and birth

Review (but plagiarism alert!): Gut microbiota biomodulators: When the stork comes by the scalpel – Vito Leonardo Miniello – Clinica Chimica Acta

Human oral microbiome

Preliminary Report of the Effect of A New Saliva Substitute Based on Chamomile (Matricaria Chamomilla) and Flax Seed (Linum Usitatissimum) on the Oral Microbiota of Patients with Xerostomia – Blanca Urzúa Orellana – Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology

Human vaginal microbiome

Also check out “Animal microbiome” section below.

Review: The biology of Trichomonas vaginalis in the light of urogenital tract infection – Gary Kusdian, Sven B. Gould – Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology

Human gut microbiome

Extensive Strain-Level Copy-Number Variation across Human Gut Microbiome Species – Sharon Greenblum – Cell

Review: Impact of diet on the human intestinal microbiota – Huizi Tan, Paul W. O’Toole – Current Opinion in Food Science

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

Review: Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for the Management of Clostridium difficile Infection – Krishna Rao – Infectious Disease Clinics of North America

Survey: Faecal Microbiota Transplantation for Clostridium difficile infection in the UK – Robert James Porter, Carole Fogg – Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Animal models

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

Animal microbiome

Influence of age, reproductive cycling status, and menstruation on the vaginal microbiome in baboons (Papio anubis) – M. Uchihashi – American Journal of Primatology

Genetically Modifying the Insect Gut Microbiota to Control Chagas Disease Vectors through Systemic RNAi – Mabel L. Taracena – PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Habitat-specific environmental conditions primarily control the microbiomes of the coral Seriatopora hystrix – Olga Pantos – ISME Journal

Soil microbiology

Review: Microbial hotspots and hot moments in soil: Concept & review – Yakov Kuzyakov, Evgenia Blagodatskaya – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Water microbiology

Origins and environmental mobility of antibiotic resistance genes, virulence factors and bacteria in a tidal creek’s watershed – A.L. Barkovskii – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Food microbiology

Microbial biogeography of the transnational fermented milk Matsoni – Nicholas A. Bokulich – Food Microbiology

The microbial diversity of an industrially produced lambic beer shares members of a traditionally produced one and reveals a core microbiota for lambic beer fermentation – Freek Spitaels – Food Microbiology

Bacteria and yeast microbiota in milk kefir grains from different Italian regions – Cristiana Garofalo – Food Microbiology

Review: Phages in the global fruit and vegetable industry – M. Żaczek – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Metabolomics

Review: The human gut sterolbiome: bile acid-microbiome endocrine aspects and therapeutics – Jason M. Ridlon, Jasmohan S. Bajaj – Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B

Bioinformatics

Reconstructing (super)trees from data sets with missing distances: Not all is lost – George Kettleborough – Molecular Biology and Evolution

Microbial evolution

Harnessing Evolution to Elucidate the Consequences of Symbiosis – Nicole M. Gerardo – PLOS Biology

GC-Content Evolution in Bacterial Genomes: The Biased Gene Conversion Hypothesis Expands – Florent Lassalle – PLOS Genetics

Microbes in the news

Nicely timed: Romance and Microbes: The Science Behind Shared Bacteria – Brittany Dingler – Skidmore News

Negative Effects of Long-Term Antibiotic Use Even Far-More Reaching Than Estimated – Heather Johnson – Business2Community

Antibiotic use has more unwanted effects than previously thought – Catharine Paddock – Medical News Today

Not gross if you love microbes: 5 Gross Things Inside Your Body Right Now! (video) – Scientiflix

The 3 strangest facts about all that bacteria on the New York City subway – Erin Brodwin – BusinessInsider

What do the bacteria living in your gut have to do with your immune system? – Elizabeth Bent – The Conversation

Pensioner Peter cured by groundbreaking transplant – West Briton

Since 1938: Autism, The Microbiome and Donald Triplett, Case 1 – Teresa Conrick – The Age of Autism

Captive pandas succumb to killer virus – Mara Hvistendahl – Science

Does the Cold Really Cause a Cold? – James Gilbert – NewsPlex

Study: Listeria pathogen is prevalent, persistent in retail delis – Purdue University

Toxic Ganges adds to spread of drug-resistant bacteria – Victor Mallet and Clive Cookson – FT

Science, publishing, and career

Slideshow: So you want to be an academic? – Josh Neufeld – SlideShare

The science of schmoozing – about scientist Hugues Lantuit – Eli Kintisch – Science

Inspiring Women Scientists in Microbiology and Ecology (part 1) – Suzanne Kennedy – MoBio

Inspiring Women Scientists in Microbiology and Ecology: Part Deux – Emelia DeForce – MoBio

Why Did WNYC Delete Its Podcast on the Male “Expert” on Women in Tech? – Kate Knibbs – Gizmodo

Bik’s Picks – Valentine’s day’s edition

The Chemical Compounds Behind the Smell of Flowers – Compound Chemistry

This Valentine’s Day, Say ‘I Love You’ With Science – Brandon Echter – Science Friday

7 DIY valentine ideas for science nerds – Jenn Savedge – Mother Nature Network

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