June 21, 2015

An upcoming workshop on bioinformatics and microbiome, lots of reviews about the intersection of gut microbiome and the immune system, and viruses in Arctic freshwater.


NIMBioS Investigative Workshop: Computational Advances in Microbiome Research – July 27-28, 2015, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Human oral microbiome

Salivary microbiota-immune profiling in cirrhosis: Could this be the noninvasive strategy that will revolutionize prognostication in hepatology? – Vishal C. Patel – Hepatology

Human gut microbiome

Metagenomic analysis of microbiome in colon tissue from subjects with inflammatory bowel diseases reveals interplay of viruses and bacteria – Weiwei Wang – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Review: Interactions between Innate Immunity, Microbiota, and Probiotics – GianMarco Giorgetti – Journal of Immunology Research

Review: Influence of the microbiome on response to vaccination – Amanda M. Jamieson – Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics

Review: How the Intricate Interaction among Toll-Like Receptors, Microbiota, and Intestinal Immunity Can Influence Gastrointestinal Pathology – Simona Frosali – Journal of Immunology Research

Review: The Interaction among Microbiota, Immunity, and Genetic and Dietary Factors Is the Condicio Sine Qua Non Celiac Disease Can Develop – D. Pagliari – Journal of Immunology Research

Review: Molecular methods for studying methanogens of the human gastrointestinal tract: current status and future directions – Prem Prashant Chaudhary – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Animal models

Alterations of the Murine Gut Microbiome with Age and Allergic Airway Disease – Marius Vital – Journal of Immunology Research

DGGE: Alteration of the Microbiota and Virulence Gene Expression in E. coli O157:H7 in Pig Ligated Intestine with and without AE Lesions – Bianfang Liu – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

The coral immune response facilitates protection against microbes during tissue regeneration – Jeroen A. J. M. van de Water – Molecular Ecology

Plant microbiome

DGGE: Endophytic bacterial diversity in the phyllosphere of Amazon Paullinia cupana associated with asymptomatic and symptomatic anthracnose – Andréa Cristina Bogas – Springer Plus

Plant root, soil, and sediment microbiome

Successional and seasonal variations in soil and litter microbial community structure and function during tropical postagricultural forest regeneration: a multiyear study – A. Peyton Smith – Global Change Biology

Oil Biodegradation and Oil-degrading Microbial Populations in Marsh Sediments Impacted by Oil from the Deepwater Horizon Well Blowout – Ronald M Atlas – Environmental Science & Technology

Water microbiome

Biodiversity and distribution of polar freshwater DNA viruses – Daniel Aguirre de Cárcer – Science Advances

Baseline Assessment of Mesophotic Reefs of the Vitória-Trindade Seamount Chain Based on Water Quality, Microbial Diversity, Benthic Cover and Fish Biomass Data – Pedro M. Meirelles – PLOS ONE

Vertical Distribution of Bacterial Community Diversity and Water Quality during the Reservoir Thermal Stratification – Hai-Han Zhang – International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Occurrence of Enterococcus species with virulence markers in an urban flow-influenced tropical recreational beach – Asmat Ahmad – Marine Pollution Bulletin

Microbes in the news

International Team Profiles DNA Viruses in Arctic Freshwater Lakes – Genome Web

Why is my hangover so bad? It’s not just the booze giving you a hangover – it’s the microbes in your stomach – Tim Spector

Israel Bets On Recycled Water To Meet Its Growing Thirst – Emily Harris – NPR

Science, publishing and career

Distraction Coefficients of Females in Biomedical Research Laboratories – Chi R. Ality – Significance

Bik’s Picks

Stanford researcher declares that the sixth mass extinction is here – Rob Jordan – Stanford University

A Periodic Diet that Mimics Fasting Promotes Multi-System Regeneration, Enhanced Cognitive Performance, and Healthspan – Sebastian Brandhorst – Cell Metabolism

Eating up to 100 g of chocolate daily linked to lowered heart disease and stroke risk – BMJ’s Heart


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