July 9, 2015

Microbiome in colicky infants, bacterial communities on seaweed, and viral communities in soil.

Events

Altering the Microbiome: Can it Impact Health? Sept 24, 2015. Call for Abstracts- Deadline August 3, 2015

Microbiome of pregnancy and birth

Probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG therapy and microbiological programming in infantile colic: a randomized, controlled trial – Anna Pärtty – Pediatric Research

Human respiratory microbiome
The Lung Microbiome: New Principles for Respiratory Bacteriology in Health and Disease – Robert P. Dickson – PLOS Pathogens

Human gut microbiome

Interactions between the intestinal microbiota and bile-acids in gallstones patients – Nirit Keren – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Continental-scale variation in seaweed host-associated bacterial communities is a function of host condition, not geography – Ezequiel M. Marzinelli – Environmental Microbiology

Ecotoxicological assessment of soil microbial community tolerance to glyphosate – Marco Allegrini – Science of The Total Environment

Dynamics of autochthonous soil viral communities parallels dynamics of host communities under nutrient stimulation – Sharath Srinivasiah – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Water microbiome

Zonation of bacterioplankton communities along aging upwelled water in the northern Benguela upwelling – Benjamin Bergen – Frontiers in Microbiology

Extremophile microbiome

Temporal evolution of bacterial communities associated with the in situ wetland-based remediation of a marine shore porphyry copper tailings deposit – N. Diaby – Science of The Total Environment

 

Bioinformatics

Web Resources for Microbial Data – Qinglan Sun – Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics

The unifrac significance test is sensitive to tree topology – Catherine A. Lozupone – BMC Bioinformatics

Microbes in the news

Researchers discover how bacteria sweet-talk their way into plants – Aarhus University – EurekAlert

Probiotics—for plants: Helpful bacteria promote growth, less fertilizer on crops – Phys.org

Designer microbiome: MIT biologists program common gut bacteria – Eryn Brown – LA Times

Certain species dominate oral microbiome in patients with Sjögren’s syndrome – Healio

Science, publishing, and career

How to fail better (and even succeed!) in the academic job market – Dr. Acclimatrix – Tenure She Wrote

Bik’s Picks

Science reveals how giant pandas survive on a bamboo diet – Karen Kaplan – LA Times

Patients can spot trouble with new dental implants – Lisa Rapaport – Reuters

This jumping, squishy robot looks like a tiny UFO – Rachel Feltman – Washington Post
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