February 27, 2015

Human skin microbiome

Poster abstract: The skin microbiome in psoriatic arthritis: methodology development and pilot data – Madhura Castelino – The Lancet

Human gut microbiome

Gut microbiota and obesity: Involvement of the adipose tissue – Sonia Guida, Koen Venema – Journal of Functional Foods

Review about Diabetes: T1DM and the gut microbiome – Jennifer Sargent – Nature Reviews Endocrinology

Review: The emerging influence of the intestinal microbiota during allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation: Control the gut and the body will follow – Melissa D. Docampo – Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Animal and bioreactor models

Reshaping Faecal Gut Microbiota Composition by the Intake of Trans-Resveratrol and Quercetin in High-Fat Sucrose Diet-Fed Rats – U. Etxeberria – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Quantification of symbiotic contributions to lower termite lignocellulose digestion using antimicrobial treatments – Brittany F. Peterson – Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Interactions of Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Typhimurium with gut bacteria – Gaspar Avendaño-Pérez – Anaerobe

Ammonia and temperature determine potential clustering in the anaerobic digestion microbiome – Jo De Vrieze – Water Research

Animal microbiome

Biogeography of the Intestinal Mucosal and Lumenal Microbiome in the Rhesus Macaque
Koji Yasuda – Cell Host & Microbe

Prospects of host-associated microorganisms in fish and penaeids as probiotics with immunomodulatory functions – Carlo C. Lazado – Fish & Shellfish Immunology

A molecular survey of Australian and North American termite genera indicates that vertical inheritance is the primary force shaping termite gut microbiomes – Nurdyana Abdul Rahman – Microbiome

Pathogenicity of bacteria isolated from gut of Spodoptera litura (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) and fitness costs of insect associated with consumption of bacteria – Abhinay Thakur – Journal of Invertebrate Pathology

Plant microbiome

Different Bacterial Populations Associated with the Roots and Rhizosphere of Rice Incorporate Plant-Derived Carbon – Marcela Hernández – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Structure and Function of the Bacterial Root Microbiota in Wild and Domesticated Barley – Davide Bulgarelli – Cell Host & Microbe

Review: Greater than the sum of their parts: characterizing plant microbiomes at the community-level – Sarah L Lebeis – Current Opinion in Plant Biology

Soil microbiome

Review: Belowground environmental effects of transgenic crops: a soil microbial perspective – Alessandra Turrini – Research in Microbiology

Water microbiome

Counting Viruses and Bacteria in Photosynthetic Microbial Mats – Cátia Carreira – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Temporal Stability of the Microbial Community in Sewage-Polluted Seawater Exposed to Natural Sunlight Cycles and Marine Microbiota – Lauren M. Sassoubre – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Microbiome of the built environment

Key determinants of the fungal and bacterial microbiomes in homes – Eric M. Kettleson – Environmental Research

Microbes in the news

The Case of the Curious Microbiome – Alexandra Carmichael – uBiomeBlog

Unlocking the Key to Immunological Memory in Bacteria – Lynn Yarris – Berkeley Lab News Center

Gut microbes targeted for diagnosis, treatment of childhood undernutrition – Caroline Arbanas – Medical Xpress

Virus or bacteria? Soon a test could tell you – Ben Deighton – Horizon

Science, publishing, and career

Why one science journal wants to publish failed studies – Julia Belluz – Vox
Table of Contents: The Missing Pieces: A Collection of Negative, Null and Inconclusive Results – PLOS ONE

Satire: Professor Delighted Grad Student Understands At Least 17% Of Advice – The Allium

Science and Art

Oregon man with rare disorder, Cadillac ties making art from medical imaging – Cadillac News

Bik’s Picks

In Short-Lived Fish, Secrets to Aging – Carl Zimmer – New York Times

What Happens When You Strap a Camera to a Sea Turtle’s Shell – Nicholas St. Fleur – The Atlantic

‘Big Brain’ Gene Found in Humans, But Not in Chimps – Tia Ghose – NBC News/LiveScience

#TheDress The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress – Adam Rogers – Wired

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