October 1, 2015

October already! Today I’ve got two microbiome symposia for you, microbiome imaging, early antibiotics and asthma risk, and virome sequencing.


Second Annual Microbiome Symposium – October 28-29 – CHMI / Penn Vet Center for Host Microbial Interactions – Philadelphia, USA (click on tab “Symposium 2015 at the bottom part), featuring talks by Handelsman, Relman, Grice, Dominguez-Bello, Mills, and Gewirtz.

Second Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Congress: Asia – Feb 29-March 1, 2016 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

General microbiome

Review: Microbial Malaise: How Can We Classify the Microbiome? – Robert G. Beiko – Trends in Microbiology

Review: Early Life Adversity and Brain Development: Is the Microbiome a Missing Piece of the Puzzle? – S.M. O’ Mahony – Neuroscience

Review: American Diabetes Association and JDRF Research Symposium: Diabetes and the Microbiome – Clay F. Semenkovich – Diabetes

Pregnancy and birth

Editorial: Asthma: Undoing millions of years of coevolution in early life? – Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello and Martin J. Blaser – Science Translational Medicine
Belongs toEarly infancy microbial and metabolic alterations affect risk of childhood asthma – Marie-Claire Arrieta – Science Translational Medicine

Human skin microbiome

Review: The intersection of microbiome and host at the skin interface: genomic- and metagenomic-based insights – Elizabeth A. Grice – Genome Research

Human gut microbiome

Gut Microbiome of an 11th Century A.D. Pre-Columbian Andean Mummy – Tasha M. Santiago-Rodriguez – PLOS ONE

Review: The gut microbiome in NAFLD and ALD – Irina A. Kirpich – Clinical Liver Disease

Review: Prebiotic and Probiotic Regulation of Bone Health: Role of the Intestine and its Microbiome – Laura McCabe – Current Osteoporosis Reports

Animal models and bioreactors

Postnatal epigenetic regulation of intestinal stem cells requires DNA methylation and is guided by the microbiome – Da-Hai Yu – Genome Biology

Cultivation of stable, reproducible microbial communities from different fecal donors using minibioreactor arrays (MBRAs) – Jennifer M. Auchtung – Microbiome

Genetic and environmental control of host-gut microbiota interactions – Elin Org – Genome Research

Quantitative Imaging of Gut Microbiota Spatial Organization – Kristen A. Earle – Cell Host & Microbe

Increased Bacterial Load and Expression of Antimicrobial Peptides in Skin of Barrier-Deficient Mice with Reduced Cancer Susceptibility – Ken Natsuga – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Animal Microbiome

Characterization of Bacterial, Archaeal and Eukaryote Symbionts from Antarctic Sponges Reveals a High Diversity at a Three-Domain Level and a Particular Signature for This Ecosystem – Susana Rodríguez-Marconi – PLOS ONE

Surveys for maternally-inherited endosymbionts reveal novel and variable infections within solitary bee species – Abiya Saeed – Journal of Invertebrate Pathology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Assessing the ecological status of seagrasses using morphology, biochemical descriptors and microbial community analyses. A study in Halophila stipulacea (Forsk.) Aschers meadows in the northern Red Sea – Astrid Y. Mejia – Ecological Indicators

The effects of exotic weed Flaveria bidentis with different invasion stages on soil bacterial community structures – Chaohe Huangfu – African Journal of Biotechnology

Water microbiome

Biogeography and evolution of Thermococcus isolates from hydrothermal vent systems of the Pacific – Mark T. Price – Frontiers in Microbiology

Spatial–temporal variations and diversity of the bacterioplankton communities in the coastal waters of Kuwait – Awatef Almutairi – Marine Pollution Bulletin

Review: Substratum-Associated Microbiota: benthic algae and bacteria from a range of aquatic environments – Paula C. Furey – Water Environment Research

Waste and composting microbiology

Limited dissemination of the wastewater treatment plant core resistome – Christian Munck – Nature Communications

Neglected role of fungal community composition in explaining variation in wood decay rates – A. van der Wal – Ecology


Enhanced virome sequencing through solution-based capture enrichment –
Todd N Wylie – Genome Research

Metabolic networks

The players may change but the game remains: network analyses of ruminal microbiomes suggest taxonomic differences mask functional similarity – Tasia M. Taxis – Nucleic Acids Research

Microbes in the news

Missing Microbes Provide Clues About Asthma Risk – Rob Stein – NPR (see above)
Study Links Asthma to Low Levels of Gut Bacteria in Newborns – Gautam Naik – Wall Street Journal

New test detects all viruses that infect people, animals – EurekAlert (see above)

Your gut development during infancy can have lifelong implications – Baylor College of Medicine – EurekAlert

Biologists Say Breeding Better Soil Microbes Can Help Grow Bigger Plants – Kiona Smith-Strickland – Gizmodo

Diets Rich in Vegetables May Reduce Heart Disease Risk Through Microbiome Changes – Medical Research

TU Delft students win on world stage with 3D bacteria printer – Materia

The headlines are getting weirder and weirder, but here we go: Ancient bacteria could be ‘elixir of life’ after it makes elderly mice ‘begin to dance’ and produce offspring – Andrew Griffin – Independent

Better Gut Microbiota Shift With Bypass vs Sleeve Gastrectomy – Becky McCall – Medscape

Sounds like trying to find a radio station on the wrong band: Scientists synthesise sound of single bacterium swimming – Bernie Hobbs – ABC Australia



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