June 18, 2015

Microbial diversity in Cystic Fibrosis, eating corn starch with your red meat might help prevent colon cancer, and fungal microbiome signatures in children with IBD.

Human respiratory microbiome

Editorial: Assessing Airway Microbiota in Cystic Fibrosis: What More Should Be Done? – John J. LiPuma – Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Rapid Detection of Emerging Pathogens and Loss of Microbial Diversity Associated with Severe Lung Disease in Cystic Fibrosis – William G. Flight – Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Fungal Signature in the Gut Microbiota of Pediatric Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Chehoud, Christel AB – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Butyrylated starch intake can prevent red meat-induced O6-methyl-2-deoxyguanosine adducts in human rectal tissue: a randomised clinical trial – Richard K. Le Leu – British Journal of Nutrition

Review: Regulatory immune cells in regulation of intestinal inflammatory response to microbiota – M Sun – Mucosal Immunology

Review: Obesity and the microbiome – Ruchi Mathur – Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Animal models

Rats and mice: Space Environmental Factor Impacts upon Murine Colon Microbiota and Mucosal Homeostasis – Lauren E. Ritchie – PLOS ONE

Plant root and soil microbiome

Prokaryotic Diversity in the Rhizosphere of Organic, Intensive, and Transitional Coffee Farms in Brazil – Adam Collins Caldwell – PLOS ONE

Water microbiome

Standard filtration practices may significantly distort planktonic microbial diversity estimates – Cory C. Padilla – Frontiers in Microbiology

Influence of seawater intrusion on microbial communities in groundwater – Tatsuya Unno – Sciences of the Total Environment

Bioreactor microbiome

Eubacteria and archaea communities in seven mesophile anaerobic digester plants in Germany – Christian Abendroth – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Putative Effect of Aquifer Recharge on the Abundance and Taxonomic Composition of Endemic Microbial Communities – Renee J. Smith – PLOS ONE

Microbes in the news

A peek into our teeming inner world – Clive Cookson – Business Day Live

11 Reasons to Love Bacteria, Fungi and Spores – Karen Emslie – Smithsonian

Inkjet Inks Made of Bioactive Silk Could Yield Smart Bandages, Bacteria-Sensing Surgical Gloves & More – Kim Thurler – Tufts Now

When ‘Kill The TseTse Fly, Kill The Disease’ Doesn’t Work – Rio is studying how different metabolic contributions of the microbiota may facilitate parasite transmission – News Wise

Bik’s Picks

Most kangaroos are lefties, study finds – Deborah Netburn – Los Angeles Times

What Food Can Replace Trans Fats’ Creamy Goodness? – Lexi Pandell – Wired.com

Scientists have used DNA tests to track Africa’s worst elephant poaching spots – Rachel Feltman – Washington Post


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