May 15, 2015

Human skin microbiome

Pilot Study on Novel Skin Care Method by Augmentation with Staphylococcus epidermidis, an Autologous Skin Microbe – A Blinded Randomized Clinical Trial – Yuichi Nodake – Journal of Dermatological Science

Human gut microbiome

Metagenome Sequencing of the Hadza Hunter-Gatherer Gut Microbiota – Simone Rampelli – Current Biology

Deviations in human gut microbiota: a novel diagnostic test for determining dysbiosis in patients with IBS or IBD – C. Casén – Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Intestinal Blautia is associated with reduced death from graft-versus-host disease – Robert R. Jenq – Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Pubmed link onlyThe coeliac stomach: gastritis in patients with coeliac disease – B. Lebwohl – Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics

DGGE: Schisandra chinensis fruit modulates the gut microbiota composition in association with metabolic markers in obese women : a randomized, double-blind placebo controlled study – Mi-young Song – Nutrition Research

Review: Gut microbes, immunity, and spondyloarthritis – Matthew L. Stoll – Clinical Immunology

Microbiome models

Relationships Between Diet-Related Changes in the Gut Microbiome And Cognitive Flexibility – K.R. Magnusson – Neuroscience

Animal microbiome

Aphids: Genetic characterisation of new host-specialised biotypes and novel associations with bacterial symbionts in the pea aphid complex – Jean Peccoud – Insect Conservation and Diversity

Review: The Multi-Tasking Gut Epithelium of Insects – Jia-Hsin Huang – Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Plant and soil microbiome

On small soil beetles: Phylogenetic community ecology of soil biodiversity using mitochondrial metagenomics – Carmelo Andújar – Molecular Ecology

Changes in soil nutrient content and bacterial community after 12 years of organic amendment application to a vineyard – M. E. Calleja-Cervantes – European Journal of Soil Science

Built Environment microbiology

Self-healing bio-concrete uses bacteria to repair itself – Anthony Cuthbertson – International Business Times

Bioreactor microbiology

Rare taxa have potential to make metabolic contributions in enhanced biological phosphorus removal ecosystems – Christopher E. Lawson – Environmental Microbiology


Toward accurate molecular identification of species in complex environmental samples: testing the performance of sequence filtering and clustering methods – Jullien M. Flynn -Ecology and Evolution

More microbiology

Editorial: Sifting out virulent bacteria – Naomi Attar – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Review: Dust Devil: The Life and Times of the Fungus That Causes Valley Fever – Eric R. G. Lewis – PLOS Pathogens

Microbes in the news

Decode your kitty’s microbiome – participate in some Cat-izen science – Alexandra Ossola –
Popular science


Faecal matter on plane tray tables, unwashed blankets… and 80 million bacteria on suitcases: The dirty secrets of air travel revealed – John Hutchinson – Daily Mail

Science, publishing, and career

“Reframing my track record undoubtedly helped. Here’s how I did it.” Accounting for career breaks – Emily Nicholson – Science

Bik’s Picks

Denver Zoo Penguins Go ‘Extinct’ For Endangered Species Day – CBS Denver

A Simple Hand-Grip Test Could Predict Your Risk For Heart Disease And Death – Anna Almendrala – Huffington Post

An astronaut’s surprisingly helpful guide to pooping in space – Elahe Izadi – Washington Post



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