August 17, 2015

Gut microbiota composition is associated with stool consistency, sequencing the lung microbiome, and the importance of purses as fomites.


Tuesday evening: The Microbiome: An Alien Organ Within the Human Body – OMSI Science Pub (18 August 2015), Portland, OR

Human respiratory microbiome

Integrating microbial and host transcriptomics to characterize asthma-associated microbial communities – Eduardo Castro-Nallar – BMC Medical Genomics

Editorial to the Sze article : Outside In: Sequencing the Lung Microbiome – Michael J. Cox – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Human gut microbiome

Gut microbiota composition associated with stool consistency – E F Tigchelaar – Gut

Review: The role for gut permeability in the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes – a solid or leaky concept? – Xia Li – Pediatric Diabetes

Animal microbiome

Buccal swabbing as a non-invasive method to determine bacterial, archaeal, and eukaryotic microbial community structure in the rumen – Sandra Kittelmann – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Olive Husk Compost Improves the Quality of Intensively Cultivated Agricultural Soils – María Teresa Moreno – Land Degradation & Development

Climate Change and Physical Disturbance Manipulations Result in Distinct Biological Soil Crust Communities – Blaire Steven – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Built environment microbiology

A study to investigate the importance of purses as fomites – Susheela D Biranjia-Hurdoyal – Advanced Biomedical Research

More microbiology

Review: Diagnostics and Discovery in Viral Central Nervous System Infections – Walter Ian Lipkin – Brain Pathology


Getting the genome in shape: the formation of loops, domains and compartments – Britta AM Bouwman – Genome Biology

Microbes in the news

Bug-killing book pages clean murky drinking water: pages can be torn out to filter drinking water – Jonathan Webb – BBC

A geneticist says any new parent should ‘roll their child on floor of the New York subway’ — here’s why – Erin Brodwin – Business Insider

Having your rot on! In your compost pile you will find billions and billions of microbes with a voracious appetite for organic matter – Chuck Martin – Midland Daily News

Bacteria in flowers may boost honeybees’ healthy gut microbes: Honeybees were into probiotics way before they were cool, a new study suggests. – Beth Mole – Science News

The curious meeting of two partners: the squid–vibrio symbiosis – Tim Miyashiro – Society for General Microbiology

Horses: Heaves and Tracheal Microbiomes: Is There a Connection? – Erica Larson – The Horse

What’s on the menu? Bacteria – lots of them – Elisa Ung – North
“menus are usually the most bacteria-laden object on a restaurant table”

Oral bacteria: friends and foes of the mouth – Nikki Natividad – Rappler

TB Traces: The mummy museum in Vác, Hungary, has human remains that helped researchers learn more about the origins of tuberculosis in Europe – The Scientist

Bik’s Picks

The relationship between the season of birth and early-onset food allergies in children
Kajiyo Tanaka – Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

NASA working on gecko-inspired, sticky-footed robot – Chuck Bednar – Red Orbit

Tour de Turtles: The Race to Save the Turtles and Maybe Humans as Well – Dave Randle – Huffington Post


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