September 9, 2015

Gut virome of Malawian twins, equine grass sickness, and high-throughput microfluidics.

Pregnancy and birth

Significant increase of oral bacteria in the early pregnancy period in Japanese women – Natsumi Fujiwara – Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry

Human gut microbiome

From the Jeff Gordon lab: Gut DNA viromes of Malawian twins discordant for severe acute malnutrition – Alejandro Reyes – PNAS

Research Highlight: Gut microbiota, host genetics and diet interact to affect the risk of developing obesity and the metabolic syndrome – Claire Greenhill – Nature Reviews Endocrinology

Animal microbiome

Understanding Intestinal Microbiota in Equine Grass Sickness: Next Generation Sequencing of Faecal Bacterial DNA – Leng J. – Equine Veterinary Journal

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Soil organic carbon and microbial communities respond to vineyard management – F. Zehetner – Soil Use and Management

Bioinformatics

Sparse Zero-Sum Games as Stable Functional Feature Selection – Nataliya Sokolovska – PLOS ONE

Techniques

Spatiotemporal microbial single-cell analysis using a high-throughput microfluidics cultivation platform – Alexander Grünberger – Cytometry Part A

Microbes in the news

Twins Study Explores Gut Virome Role in Severe Acute Malnutrition Risk – Genome Web

Study shows characterization of lung micro-organisms could help lung cancer patients – Medical Express

Pediatric antibiotic administration can have long-term effects on child development – BioTechInAsia

10 Mysteries of the Human Microbiome Revealed – Mental Floss

Microbes and art

3D Printed clothing house microorganisms: The wearable gut. An intestine-inspired tutu – with video – Nature Biotechnology

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