March 13, 2015

Pregnancy and birth

Comparative proteomics of human and macaque milk reveals species-specific nutrition during post-natal development – Kristen Lina Beck – Journal of Proteome Research

Human gut microbiome
Beta-diversity metrics of the upper digestive tract microbiome are associated with body mass index – Shih-Wen Lin – Obesity

Diversity of duodenal and rectal microbiota in biopsy tissues and luminal contents in healthy volunteers – Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Perspective: Towards large-cohort comparative studies to define the factors influencing the gut microbial community structure of ASD patients – Daniel McDonald – Microbial Ecology in Health & Disease

Review: Gut microbiota: a key player in health and disease. A review focused on obesity
M. J. Villanueva-Millán – Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry

Review: Being human is a gut feeling – Thiago Hutter

Review: Hirschsprung’s Disease and the Intestinal Microbiome
Li Hong and Valeriy Poroyko

Animal and other models of microbiome research

Microbial communities and nutrient dynamics in experimental microcosms are altered after application of a high dose of Bti – Dagne Duguma – Journal of Applied Ecology

Animal microbiome

Review: Tales from the crypt and coral reef: the successes and challenges of identifying new herpesviruses using metagenomics – Charlotte J. Houldcroft and Judith Breuer – Frontiers in Microbiology

Soil and plant root microbiome

ReviewPlant-endophyte symbiosis, an ecological perspective – Zahoor Ahmed Wani – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Niche partitioning in arbuscular mycorrhizal communities in temperate grasslands: a lesson from adjacent serpentine and non-serpentine habitats – Petr Kohout – Molecular Ecology

Effects of Forest Management Practices in Temperate Beech Forests on Bacterial and Fungal Communities Involved in Leaf Litter Degradation – Witoon Purahong – Microbial Ecology

Water microbiome

Antibiotics, Antibiotic Resistance Genes, and Bacterial Community Composition in Fresh Water Aquaculture Environment in China – Wenguang Xiong – Microbial Ecology

Grazer and viral impacts on microbial growth and mortality in the southern California Current Ecosystem – Alexis L. Pasulka – Journal of Plankton Research

Microstructure and cyanobacterial composition of microbial mats from the High Arctic – Asunción de los Ríos – Biodiversity and Conservation

Cyanobacterial diversity in benthic mats of the McMurdo Dry Valley lakes, Antarctica – L. Zhang – Polar Biology

Bioreactor microbiome
Responses of Microbial Communities to Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Phenol Wastewater Treatment Systems – Yuanyuan Qu – Environmental Science & Technology

Microbiome of the built environment
Evolution of the indoor biome – NESCent Working Group on the Evolutionary Biology of the Built Environment – Trends in Ecology & Evolution

Metabolomics and proteomics

Metabolic Phenotyping of an Adoptive Transfer Mouse Model of Experimental Colitis and Impact of Dietary Fish Oil Intake – Francois-Pierre J. Martin – Journal of Proteome Research

Comparative proteomics of human and macaque milk reveals species-specific nutrition during post-natal development – Kristen Lina Beck – Journal of Proteome Research

Techniques

Flow cytometry of microbial communities: Facilitated gate setting by sequential dot plot scanning – Susanne Günther and Susann Müller – Cytometry Part A

Microbes in the news

Some genes ‘foreign’ in origin and not from our ancestors – Science Daily

MoBio Laboratories giving Research Package awards of microbiome analysis

Evotec, Second Genome To Collaborate In Microbiome Discovery And Development – Nasdaq

Why you shouldn’t be freaked out by the bacteria in public bathrooms – Megan Thielking – Vox

Bringing together science and design: Can changing how we wash change our skins microbiome? (2m video) – Experiment – Vimeo

Study: How microbiome affects liver’s response to medication – Samuel Million-Weaver – HS NewsBeat

New study may lead to microbiome-based colon cancer diagnostic – American Microbiome Institute

Nature’s inbuilt immune defense could protect industrial bacteria from viruses – Phys.org

Bacteria do the work at water reclamation plant – Lee Shearer – OnlineAthens

Paleo Cookbook Tells Moms to Swap Breast Milk for Bone Broth – Josh Scherer – TakePart

#BacteriaHysteria: NZ pre-schoolers carry potentially harmful bacteria – TVNZ

Science, publishing, and career

Why Science Fairs Aren’t So Fair – These K-12 events are hardly more than a competition among over-involved parents – Hana Schank – The Atlantic

Springer journal on hold for “pattern of inappropriate and compromised peer review” – Ivan Oransky – RetractionWatch

Bik’s Picks

American Pi: Why the Day Belongs to the U.S. (and Belize) – Philip Yam – Scientific American

How the Penguin Got Its Waddle – Ed Yong – New Yorker

How to make powdered booze at home – Paul Adams – Popular Science

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