June 9, 2015

Job openings for microbiome leaders in Pittsburgh, functional foods and microbial growth, and lots of reviews and editorials.


The new Center for Microbiome and Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh is hiring leader(s) in microbiome research

Microbiome of pregnancy and birth

ReviewEarly microbial contact, breast milk microbiome and child health – S. Rautava – Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease

Human oral microbiome

Screening of Probiotic Candidates in Human Oral Bacteria for the Prevention of Dental Disease – Tomohiko Terai – PLOS ONE

Review: Do oral bacteria alter the regenerative potential of stem cells? A concise review – Kyriaki Chatzivasileiou – Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Human gut microbiome

Editorial for David et al.’s cholera recovery paper: A gut instinct for recovery – Naomi Attar – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Letter to the Editor: Altered microbiota in microscopic colitis – Hans Fischer – Gut

Letter to the Editor: Colonisation with multidrug-resistant bacteria is associated with increased mortality in patients with cirrhosis – Oliver Waidmann – Gut

Animal microbiome

Review: The animal gut as a melting pot for horizontal gene transfer – N. Shterzer, I. Mizrahi – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Plant root and soil microbiome

Assessment of rhizospheric culturable bacteria of Phragmites australis and Juncus effusus from polluted sites – Sofia I.A. Pereira – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Review: Dispersing misconceptions and identifying opportunities for the use of ‘omics’ in soil microbial ecology – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Built environment microbiome

The effects of different hygiene procedures in reducing bacterial contamination in a model domestic kitchen – Elin Røssvoll – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Functional foods

Pomegranate Ellagitannins Stimulate Growth of Gut Bacteria In Vitro: Implications for Prebiotic and Metabolic Effects – Zhaoping Li – Anaerobe

Prebiotics Modulate the Effects of Antibiotics on Gut Microbial Diversity and Functioning in Vitro – Laura P. Johnson – Nutrients

Microbes in the news

From World Aquaculture 2015: “The gut microbiome of farmed trout is far more complex than previous research has documented” – Alltech highlights latest research in farmed trout – Undercurrent News

How the ‘Microbiome’ Affects Your Baby’s Birth and Health – Penny Simkin – Seattle PI

MicroBiome Therapeutics Presents Clinical Data On Diabetes Drug NM505 At ADA’s 75th Scientific Sessions And Reports Issuance Of NM505 Patent – PR Newswire

Here’s What Happens When You Culture The Bacteria on an Eight Year Old’s Hand – Marissa Fessenden – Smithsonian

MERS Is Not SARS, but Control Was Poor: Seoul ID Docs – Outbreak claims seventh fatality as specialists acknowledge poor infection control – MedPage Today

Bik’s Picks

Massage-like stroking boosts the immune system in mice – Benjamin Major – Scientific Reports

Just add water: Stanford engineers develop a computer that operates on water droplets – Stanford News

A crummy dinosaur fossil turns out to hold 75 million-year-old blood and proteins – Rachel Feltman – The Washington Post



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