September 25, 2015

A crowd funding project to study mind and microbes, impact of early life gut colonization, microbial aspect to terroir, and khmer sequence analysis.

Crowd funding project: Are our bacteria making us depressed or anxious? – Philip Strandwitz –

Pregnancy and birth

Review: The impact of early life gut colonization on metabolic and obesogenic outcomes: what have animal models shown us? – J. G. Wallace – Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease

Human gut microbiome

Chronic Kidney Disease: The Influence of CKD on Colonic Microbial Metabolism – Ruben Poesen – Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

Review: Could the beneficial effects of dietary calcium on obesity and diabetes control be mediated by changes in intestinal microbiota and integrity? – J. M. G. Gomes – British Journal of Nutrition

Animal models

The microbiota shifts the iron sensing of intestinal cells – Jean-Christophe Deschemin – The FASEB Journal

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Trophic network architecture of root-associated bacterial communities determines pathogen invasion and plant health – Zhong Wei – Nature Communications

Regional microbial signatures positively correlate with differential wine phenotypes: evidence for a microbial aspect to terroir – Sarah Knight – Scientific Reports

Methanogenic degradation of lignin-derived monoaromatic compounds by microbial enrichments from rice paddy field soil – Souichiro Kato – Scientific Reports

Food microbiology

A diagnosis of the microbiological quality of dehydrated bee-pollen produced in Brazil
A.A.M. De-Melo – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Waste microbiology

The biotransformation of brewer’s spent grain into biogas by anaerobic microbial communities – Dina V. Malakhova – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

The khmer software package: enabling efficient nucleotide sequence analysis – Michael R. Crusoe – F1000 research

Microbes in the news

That Stinky Cheese Is a Result of Evolutionary Overdrive – Carl Zimmer – New York Times

Bacteria are making it harder for would-be murderers – Alexandra Petri – Washington Post

Bacteria Hysteria

Note: research sponsored by Dettol: How your child’s teddy could trigger food poisoning: 80% of cuddly toys harbour harmful bacteria – while one in four are contaminated with faeces – Lizzie Parry – Daily Mail

Science, publishing, and career

How science fairs shaped my career – Rachel Yoho – Science

Bik’s Picks

Scientists discover new system for human genome editing –

The truth about pigs – Henry Nicholls – BBC

1 1/2-pound baby born to Utah woman on cruise ship beats odds to survive – Lindsey Whitehurst – Associated Press


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