September 28, 2015

Pregnancy and birth

Eczema susceptibility and composition of faecal microbiota at four weeks of age: A pilot study in Chinese infants – M.F. Tang – British Journal of Dermatology

Human skin microbiome

Prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility of bacteria from acute and chronic wounds in Malaysian subjects – Shin Yee Wong – The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries

Human respiratory microbiome

Induced sputum in young healthy children with cystic fibrosis – Julian Forton – Paediatric Respiratory Reviews

Human urinary tract microbiome

Assessment of the Lower Urinary Tract Microbiota during Symptom Flare in Women with Urologic Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome: A MAPP Network Study – J. Curtis Nickel – The Journal of Urology

Human gut microbiome

Metagenomic analysis of faecal microbiome as a tool towards targeted non-invasive biomarkers for colorectal cancer – Jun Yu – Gut

Animal microbiome

Abundance of ruminal bacteria, epithelial gene expression, and systemic biomarkers of metabolism and inflammation are altered during the peripartal period in dairy cows – A. Minuti – Journal of Dairy Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Bacterial endophyte communities in the foliage of coast redwood and giant sequoia – Alyssa A. Carrell and Anna C. Frank – Frontiers in Microbiology

Root isolations of Metarhizium spp. from crops reflect diversity in the soil and indicate no plant specificity – Bernhardt M. Steinwender – Journal of Invertebrate Pathology

DGGE: Biogas digestates affect crop P uptake and soil microbial community composition
Sebastian Hupfauf – Science of The Total Environment

Water microbiome

Meta-omic signatures of microbial metal and nitrogen cycling in marine oxygen minimum zones – Jennifer B. Glass – Frontiers in Microbiology

Extremophile microbiome

Snow and ice ecosystems: not so extreme – Lorrie Maccario – Research in Microbiology

Metagenomics and bioinformatics

PanFP: pangenome-based functional profiles for microbial communities – Se-Ran Jun – BMC Research Notes

More microbes

The Out-of-the-Delta Hypothesis: dense human populations in low-lying river deltas served as agents for the evolution of a deadly pathogen – Yan Boucher – Frontiers in Microbiology


Blocking primers reduce co-amplification of plant DNA when studying bacterial endophyte communities – Brett E. Arenz – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Microbes in the news

Infections in childhood could provide clues to disease development in later life – European Lung Foundation – EurekAlert

Harnessing The Hordes In The Microbiome: As researchers learn more about the connection between our bacteria and our health, companies are trying to develop therapies that exploit it – Lisa M. Jarvis – Chemical and Engineering News

Dried plums cuts risk of colon cancer, research reveals – Karla Tecson – International Business Times

Root microbiome engineering improves plant growth – EurekAlert

What could possibly go wrong? NASA Is Sending Bacteria to the Edge of Space to See if They Can Hitchhike to Mars – Maddie Stone – Gizmodo

Move over, Barry Marshall: 3.5-Million-Year Old Bacteria: Found To Boost Longevity In Lab Tests, Russian Scientist Injects Self – Aditi Simlai Tiwari – HNGN

Science, publishing, and career

High time for a common plagiarism detection system – Ivan Jarić – Scientometrics

It’s Peer Review Week: 28 Sep – 2 Oct 2015


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