May 14, 2015

General microbiome

Yesterday’s Cell Host & Microbe issue contains a special on “The Host-Microbiota Balance”. Lots of great papers and editorials here! Several papers are listed below in their respective categories, or I already included them in previous posts.

Microbiota and Host Nutrition across Plant and Animal Kingdoms – Stéphane Hacquard – Cell Host & Microbe

Microbiota and Autoimmunity: Exploring New Avenues – Leonid A. Yurkovetskiy – Cell Host & Microbe

Pregnancy and birth

Dynamics and Stabilization of the Human Gut Microbiome during the First Year of Life – Fredrik Bäckhed – Cell Host & Microbe – with editorial: Birth of the Infant Gut Microbiome: Moms Deliver Twice! – Steven A. Frese, David A. Mills – Cell Host & Microbe

Restricted access: Bacterial communities in neonatal feces are similar to mothers’ placentae – Xu-Dong Dong – Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology

Review: Antibiotics, Pediatric Dysbiosis, and Disease – Pajau Vangay – Cell Host & Microbe

Human oral microbiome

Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Periodontal Pathogens in the Oral Cavity and Lungs of Cystic Fibrosis Patients: a Case-Control Study – Rocio Rivas Caldas – Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Review: An Integrative View of Microbiome-Host Interactions in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases – Marta Wlodarska – Cell Host & Microbe

Review: Control of Brain Development, Function, and Behavior by the Microbiome – Timothy R. Sampson, Sarkis K. Mazmanian – Cell Host & Microbe

Review: Microbiota in Allergy and Asthma and the Emerging Relationship with the Gut Microbiome – Kei E. Fujimura – Cell Host & Microbe

EditorialPrevention: Tending the gut. Drugs, lifestyle changes and other measures might lower the risk of colorectal cancer — but the evidence is a long time coming. – Lauren Gravitz – Nature

Editorial: Microbiome: Microbial mystery. Gut bacteria have an important but elusive role in the formation of colorectal cancer. – Sarah DeWeerdt – Nature

Animal models

Editorial: Message in a Biota: Gut Microbes Signal to the Circadian Clock – Emily V. Marcinkevicius, Mimi M. Shirasu-Hiza – Cell Host & Microbe

Animal microbiome

Coprophilic dipteran community associated with horse dung in Malaysia – C.C. Heo – Halteres

Water microbiome

Bacteria in the injection water differently impacts the bacterial communities of production wells in high-temperature petroleum reservoirs – Hongyan Ren – Frontiers in Microbiology

Assessment of nitrogen and sulphur cycle bacteria and shrimp production in ponds treated with biological products – Thangapalam Jawahar Abraham – Journal of Coastal Life Medicine


More microbiology

Rapid Quantification of Mutant Fitness in Diverse Bacteria by Sequencing Randomly Bar-Coded Transposons – Kelly M. Wetmore – mBio

Microbes in the news

Maturation of the Infant Microbiome – Kerry Grens – The Scientist
Infant antibiotic use linked to adult diseases – Science Daily

Bacteria on shoes could help forensic teams catch suspects – Stefano Vanin – The Conversation
Forensic scientists could use bacteria to catch criminals – Brooks Hays – UPI

The microbiome and the midnight snack: How gut microbes influence the body’s clock – Matt Wood – ScienceLife

Bacteria the Newest Tool in Detecting Environmental Damage – University of Tennessee

Bacteria May Be Remaking Drugs in Sewage: Microbes that clean our water may also be piecing some pharmaceuticals back together – Brian Bienkowski – Scientific American

If Microbes Could Tweet… Small Things Considered – Daniel P. Haeusser

Microbiology: Fungus against the wall. Paul O’Maille – Nature

Science, publishing, and career

“It’s invigorating to be around that student energy the first time they learn about science,” Adjunct teaching: For love of the lecture – Kendall Powell – Nature

This scientific paper has 2,863 authors. How? – Danielle Wiener-Bronner – Fusion

Bik’s Picks

MIT And UC Berkeley Duking It Out Over CRISPR – Cas 9 – Clayton Browne – Value Walk

Survey: Almost half of all bee hives in the U.S. died in the past year – Mashable

Scientists have discovered the first fully warm-blooded fish – Chelsea Harvey – Washington Post


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