February 20, 2015

Human microbiome, general

Article collection (n=1?): Microbiota: Coevolution and the Modern Environment – Martin Katzman, Alan C. Logan – Journal of Physiological Anthropology

Review: Natural environments, ancestral diets, and microbial ecology: is there a modern “paleo-deficit disorder”? Part I – Alan C Logan – Journal of Physiological Anthropology

Human respiratory microbiome

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Lung Microbiota Diversity May Be Mediated by Age or Inhaled Corticosteroid Use – Alexa A. Pragman – Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Reply to “Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Lung Microbiota Diversity May Be Mediated by Age or Inhaled Corticosteroid Use” – Marian Garcia-Nuñez – Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Fecal microbiota transplantation

ECCO congress abstract: FMT not effective in active UC patients – Haelio

MALDI-Tof MS

Microbial Typing by Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization–Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry: Do We Need Guidance for Data Interpretation? – Sébastien Spinali – Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Immunology

Perspective: A common origin for immunity and digestion – Nichole A. Broderick – Frontiers in Immunology

Microbes in the news

Engineering the Human Microbiome Shows Promise for Treating Disease – Justin L. Sonnenburg – Scientific American

Book Review: “Philosophy of Microbiology”, by Maureen A. O’Malley – Adrian Woolfson – Science

UCLA Outbreak Highlights Challenge Of Curbing Infections – Jordan Rau – NPR

Title seems incorrect: Your Genes May Be Part Mom, Part Dad and Part Bacteria – Krystnell Storr – Science.Mic

Host influences bacterial metabolism – Phys.org

Bacteria-killing virus may help prevent root canal infections – DrBicuspid

Virus-cutting enzyme helps bacteria remember a threat – Phys.org

Science, publishing, and career

Putting the ‘Media’ in ‘Academia’ – Stewart Barker – MicrobeStew

College Faculties Have a Serious Diversity Problem – Marcus Woo – Wired.com

Satire: Grad Student Diagnosed With Early-Onset Thesis Fear – The Allium

Bik’s Picks

Nest Etiquette—Where Ants Go When Nature Calls – Tomer J. Czaczkes, Jürgen Heinze, Joachim Ruther – PLOS ONE

Why I’m Volunteering to Die on Mars – Sonia Van Meter – Time.com

How the sun can damage your skin even in the dark – Deborah Netburn – LA Times

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