April 15, 2015

Microbiome of pregnancy and birth

The Gut Microbiota Composition in Dichorionic Triplet Sets Suggests a Role for Host Genetic Factors – Kiera Murphy – PLOS ONE

Human oral microbiome

Periodontitis and Porphyromonas gingivalis in Preclinical Stage of Arthritis Patients – Motomu Hashimoto – PLOS ONE

Investigation of Salivary Function and Oral Microbiota of Radiation Caries-Free People with Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma – Jingyang Zhang – PLOS ONE

Human respiratory microbiome

Impact of the CFTR-Potentiator Ivacaftor on Airway Microbiota in Cystic Fibrosis Patients Carrying A G551D Mutation – Cédric Bernarde – PLOS ONE

An Observational Study Examining the Relationship between Respiratory Symptoms, Airway Inflammation and Bacteriology in Children with Severe Neurodisability – Ruth E. Trinick – PLOS ONE

Sinonasal Microbiome Sampling: A Comparison of Techniques – Ahmed Bassiouni – PLOS ONE

Animal models of microbiome research

Robust Vaginal Colonization of Macaques with a Novel Vaginally Disintegrating Tablet Containing a Live Biotherapeutic Product to Prevent HIV Infection in Women– Laurel A. Lagenaur – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Not exactly microbiome but nice: Detection of Mitochondrial COII DNA Sequences in Ant Guts as a Method for Assessing Termite Predation by Ants – Tom M. Fayle – PLOS ONE

Soil microbiome

Forensic Biology: Fungi Identify the Geographic Origin of Dust Samples – PLOS ONE

The Impact of Resource Availability on Bacterial Resistance to Phages in Soil – Pedro Gómez – PLOS ONE

Water microbiome

Redox-Specialized Bacterioplankton Metacommunity in a Temperate Estuary – Peeter Laas – PLOS ONE

Food microbiology

Cheese’omics: Overview of a Surface-Ripened Cheese Community Functioning by Meta-Omics Analyses – Eric Dugat-Bony – PLOS ONE

More microbiology

Sackler Colloquium: Reproduction, symbiosis, and the eukaryotic cell – Peter Godfrey-Smith – PNAS USA

Alternating Antibiotics Render Resistant Bacteria Beatable – Lauren Richardson – PLOS Biology

Microbes in the news

University doctoral candidate Joanna Adadevoh researches bacterial microbe groundwater purification – Anna Pollard – Cavalier Daily

13 min video: Connecting the Microbiome and Antibiotics to Obesity – Eric Topol talks to Martin Blaser

Probiotics might be like a DJ in a clubIn the gut, one key probiotic helps by orchestrating others – Melissa Healy – Los Angeles Times

Microbiology and art

Extremophiles on Display: A new American Museum of Natural History exhibit highlights the incredible range of conditions under which life on Earth survives – Ashley P. Taylor – The Scientist

Science, publishing, and career

AMA: Peer review process and retractions in scientific publishing – Ivan Oransky and Charon Pierson – Reddit/science

Opinion: Senior Scientists Should Be Writing – Three reasons why authorship matters, even—perhaps especially—to established scholars – Jens P. Goetze and Jens F. Rehfeld – The Scientist

Bik’s Picks

Scientists unveil sex-linked control of genes
– Stanford Medicine

Distinct metabolomic signatures are associated with longevity in humans – Susan Cheng – Nature Communications

Female Chimps – The Possible Inventors Of Spears – Kurt Cottrell – MidDay Daily



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