July 27, 2015

Microbiome webinar tomorrow, female urinary microbiota, listening to our gut, bacteria on plastic in the North Sea, quantifying food spoilage, and “less is more” when it comes to dog poop.


TomorrowMicrobiome, Antibiotics and Human Disease – Cell Press Webinar July 28, at noon EST

Genome Science 2015 – September 7-9, University of Birmingham, UK

Human urinary tract microbiome

The Female Urinary Microbiota in Urgency Urinary Incontinence – Meghan M. Pearce – American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Human gut microbiome

Low urinary indoxyl sulfate levels early after ASCT reflect a disrupted microbiome and are associated with poor outcome – Daniela Weber – Blood

ReviewListening to Our Gut: Contribution of Gut Microbiota and Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Pathogenesis – Daniel Li – Current Diabetes Reports

Animal microbiome

Less is More—Optimization of DNA Extraction from Canine Feces – Christina D. Lindquist – Journal of Forensic Sciences

Review: Prebiotics and gut microbiota in chickens – Mohsen Pourabedin – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Topographical mapping of the rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) microbiome reveals a diverse bacterial community in the skin with antifungal properties – Liam Lowrey – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

PGPR enhanced phytoremediation of petroleum contaminated soil and rhizosphere microbial community response – Jinyu Hou – Chemosphere

Water microbiome

Bacterial community profiling of plastic litter in the Belgian part of the North Sea
Caroline A. De Tender – Environmental Science & Technology

The Dynamics of the bacterial diversity in the redox transition and anoxic zones of the Cariaco Basin assessed by parallel tag sequencing – Maria J. Rodriguez-Mora – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Characterization of para-nitrophenol degrading bacterial communities in river water using functional markers and stable isotope probing – Agnieszka Kowalczyk – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

ReviewSlow Microbial Life in the Seabed – Bo Barker Jørgensen – Annual Review of Marine Science

Food microbiology

Amplicon sequencing for the quantification of spoilage microbiota in complex foods including bacterial spores – Paulo de Boer – Microbiome

Microbes in the news

Microbial Me: Interview with Jack Gilbert – Lydialyle Gibson – The University of Chicago Magazine

We Want the Funk: The Ups and Downs of Wild Microbes in Beer – Kaitlyn Keller – PLOS Blogs

Chinese scientists discover therapy to child obesity – XinhuaNet

Is your milk off? This 3D-printed ‘smart’ bottle cap will know – Duncan Geere – TechRadar

The Bacteria Solution: A cosmetics startup knows that live microbes are the secret to healthier skin. Will anyone believe that? – Caroline Winter – Bloomberg Businessweek

Bacteria Hysteria

With “shocking” video (but I was entertained): How clean is YOUR car? Deadly bugs such as E.coli and found lurking on steering wheels and handbrakes caused by people eating and drinking on the move – Kate Pickles – Daily Mail

Microbes and Art

Video: Invisible You – The Human Microbiome: Rogan Brown tells the story behind his work ‘Cut Microbe’, an intricate paper sculpture based on a single bacteria form. – On permanent display at Eden Project in Cornwall, UK.

Bik’s Picks

Increasing prevalence of autism is due, in part, to changing diagnoses – Penn State Science

Oil droplets turn cells into tiny lasers. Injecting single cells with spheres of fluorescent dye could open new research and treatment avenues using light – Allie Wilkinson – Nature

Why Lake Tahoe is so blue (and how to measure it) – Kelsey Warner – CS Monitor



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