October 9, 2015

Microbes and midwives, gut-brain axis, gluten immunopathology, viruses from farm to fork, and handwashing in students.

Pregnancy and birth

Conference abstract: Seeding the infant microbiome: The midwife’s role – Asha McCurley – Women and Birth

Human skin microbiome

Poor hand hygiene by college students linked to more occurrences of infectious diseases, medical visits, and absence from classes – Kayla J. Prater – American Journal of Infection Control

Human gut microbiome

Gut microbiota interacts with brain microstructure and function – José-Manuel Fernandez-Real – The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

Microbiota–Gut–Brain Axis: Yeast Species Isolated from Stool Samples of Children with Suspected or Diagnosed Autism Spectrum Disorders and In Vitro Susceptibility Against Nystatin and Fluconazole – A. Serda Kantarcioglu

Animal models

Intestinal Microbiota Modulates Gluten-Induced Immunopathology in Humanized Mice – Heather J. Galipeau – American Journal of Pathology

Animal microbiome

Habitat fragmentation is associated to gut microbiota diversity of an endangered primate: implications for conservation – Claudia Barelli – Scientific Reports

Profiling the Succession of Bacterial Communities throughout the Life Stages of a Higher Termite Nasutitermes arborum (Termitidae, Nasutitermitinae) Using 16S rRNA Gene Pyrosequencing – Michel Diouf – PLOS ONE

Built Environment microbiome

Microbial control of dental unit water: Feedback on different disinfection methods experience – Julie Lizon – American Journal of Infection Control

Food microbiology

Review: Fate of Foodborne Viruses in the “Farm to Fork” Chain of Fresh Produce – Dan Li – Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety


Strain recovery from metagenomes – C Titus Brown – Nature Biotechnology

Science, publishing, and career

Peer Review Resources: tips and suggestions from experienced reviewers as well as externally prepared resources for the beginning peer reviewer – Publons

Funny and informative: So you think you want to run an environmental conservation meeting? Advice on the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune that accompany academic conference planning – E. C. M. Parsons – Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences

Microbes in the news

UNC-Chapel Hill researchers reveal type of vaginal bacteria that protects women from HIV – EurekAlert

When Evolution Is Infectious – How “probiotic epidemics” help wildlife—and us—survive – Moises Velasquez-Manoff – Nautilus
It takes a village of bacteria to help frogs fight deadly disease, Virginia Tech researchers say – Augusta Free Press

Dirty hospital equipment causes 11 people to become infected with bacteria that could lead to pneumonia – Daily Mail

Cat poop coffee goes biotech – Nature Biotechnology

Bad times for good bacteria: how modern life has damaged our internal ecosystems – The Conversation

Gut microorganisms cause gluten-induced pathology in mouse model of celiac disease – MedicalXpress

Bacteria Hysteria

Sponsored by Dettol: Most teddy bears are covered in food poisoning bacteria, tests reveal – Plymouth Herald


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