October 15, 2015

Upcoming Reddit AMA with Jessica Richman, oral microbiome transplants, meta-analysis of the indoor environment, African gut microbiota, corals, lichens, and more.


Ask Me Anything (AMA) with Jessica Richman from uBiome on Reddit. October 16 from 10-11am PT

Human oral microbiome

Towards microbiome transplant as a therapy for periodontitis: an exploratory study of periodontitis microbial signature contrasted by oral health, caries and edentulism – Alex E. Pozhitkov – BMC Oral Health

Human gut microbiome

Inflammation, Antibiotics, and Diet as Environmental Stressors of the Gut Microbiome in Pediatric Crohn’s Disease – James D. Lewis – Cell Host & Microbe

Variation in rural African gut microbiota is strongly correlated with colonization by Entamoeba and subsistence – Elise R Morton – BioRxiv

The Gut Microbiome Contributes to a Substantial Proportion of the Variation in Blood Lipids – Jingyuan Fu – Circulation Research

Animal models

Analysis of Bacterial Communities during Clostridium difficile Infection in the Mouse – Ekaterina G. Semenyuk – Infection and Immunity

Structural & Functional Consequences of Chronic Psychosocial Stress on the Microbiome & Host – Aadil Bharwani – Psychoneuroendocrinology

Animal microbiome

Pyrosequencing of the bacteria associated with Platygyra carnosus corals with skeletal growth anomalies reveals differences in bacterial community composition in apparently healthy and diseased tissues – Jenny C. Ng – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbiome change by symbiotic invasion in lichens – Mats Wedin – Environmental Microbiology

Species coexistence in simple microbial communities: unravelling the phenotypic landscape of co-occurring Metschnikowia species in floral nectar – María I. Pozo – Environmental Microbiology

Fungal Biodiversity in the Alpine Tarfala Valley – Claudia Coleine – Microorganisms

Effects of long-term drainage on microbial community composition vary between peatland types – Zuzana Urbanová – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Geological connectivity drives microbial community structure and connectivity in polar, terrestrial ecosystems – Belinda C. Ferrari – Environmental Microbiology

Soil organic matter quantity and quality shape microbial community compositions of subtropical broadleaved forests – Junjun Ding – Molecular Biology

Built environment microbiome

Microbiota of the indoor environment: a meta-analysis – Rachel I. Adams – Microbiome

Microbial ecology

Private benefits and metabolic conflicts shape the emergence of microbial interdependencies – Sylvie Estrela – Environmental Microbiology


Every base matters: assessing small subunit rRNA primers for marine microbiomes with mock communities, time series and global field samples – Alma E. Parada – Environmental Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Metagenomics Digs Up Microbiome Riches: Researchers Are Consulting Metagenomic Maps and Equipping Themselves with Computational Models and Analytical Tools – GenEnNews

Differences in treatment effect on out-of-balance microbiome in Crohn’s disease – EurekAlert

Pets and Owners May Share MRSA Bacteria – Rachael Rettner – LiveScience

Cultural Riches: Researchers devise new techniques to facilitate growing bacteria collected from the environment – Anna Azvolinsky – The Scientist

This could be our best defense against the antibiotic apocalypse: Carl Zimmer on phage therapy – Lydia Ramsey – Business Insider

Bacteria Hysteria

Millions of mattresses are swarming with bacteria and mould that ‘trigger skin infections, asthma and allergies’ – Fiona Macrae – Daily Mail

Microbiology and art

These Photos Reveal How Magnificent Our World Is On The Micro Level: The award-winning images represent some of the best microphotography from around the world – Jacqueline Howard – Huffington Post

How Lining Yao adapted bacteria into living clothing and biomaterials – Matt Kamen – Wired



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