June 15, 2015

Just a quick post tonight – I have been busy all day doing lab work. Which was fun! I really missed it. I did not have time yet to completely catch up, so these are mainly papers that I found on Friday/Saturday. More tomorrow!

Microbiome of pregnancy and birth

Skin Barrier Function and Staphylococcus aureus Colonization in Vestibulum Nasi and Fauces in Healthy Infants and Infants with Eczema: A Population-Based Cohort Study – Teresa Løvold Berents – PLOS ONE

Linear growth faltering in infants is associated with Acidaminococcus sp. and community-level changes in the gut microbiota – Ethan K. Gough – Microbiome Journal

Human gut microbiome

Infection with Soil-Transmitted Helminths Is Associated with Increased Insulin Sensitivity –  Aprilianto E. Wiria – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

New Insights into the Evolution of the Human Diet from Faecal Biomarker Analysis in Wild Chimpanzee and Gorilla Faeces – Ainara Sistiaga – PLOS ONE

Cadaver and soil microbiome
Functional and Structural Succession of Soil Microbial Communities below Decomposing Human Cadavers – Kelly L. Cobaugh – PLOS ONE

Insights into Diversity and Imputed Metabolic Potential of Bacterial Communities in the Continental Shelf of Agatti Island – Shreyas V. Kumbhare – PLOS ONE

Water microbiome

A Survey of Escherichia coli and Salmonella in the Hyporheic Zone of a Subtropical Stream: Their Bacteriological, Physicochemical and Environmental Relationships – Riccardo Mugnai – PLOS ONE

Air microbiome
Survival and ice nucleation activity of bacteria as aerosols in a cloud simulation chamber – P. Amato – Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

Built environment microbiome

Impact of disinfectant wipes on the risk of Campylobacter jejuni infection during raw chicken preparation in domestic kitchens – G.U. Lopez – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Other microbiology

Battling Phages: How Bacteria Defend against Viral Attack – Kimberley D. Seed – PLOS Pathogens


Monkey on a rope: Optimization of a Novel Non-invasive Oral Sampling Technique for Zoonotic Pathogen Surveillance in Nonhuman Primates – Tierra Smiley Evans – PLOS NTD

Microbes in the news

The inside story of the microbiome – Clive Cookson – Financial Times

What Microbiome Studies Would You Like To See Happen? – Alexandra Carmichael – uBiome

Amy Murtha Seeks to Understand Preterm Birth: Research to help physicians reduce the dangers of preterm births – Angela Spivey – Duke Today

Microbiome startup Seres bags a ‘breakthrough’ tag on the way to a $100M IPO – FierceBiotech

Mighty Farming Microbes: Companies Harness Bacteria To Give Crops A Boost – Dan Charles – NPR the Salt

Oil-consuming microbes: work with Dr. Brett Baker on hydrocarbon-degrading microbes in oil-contaminated water

The Microbiology Weekly – Cesar Sanchez

Bik’s Picks

Awakened Philae lander could be working on comet surface again next week – Eric Mack – CNET

Green Spaces at School May Help Kids’ Brains – Justin Worland – Time

Average American woman now weighs as much as average 1960s man – CDC


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