December 2, 2015

General microbiome

Microbiology: Microbiome studies need local leaders – Victor S. Pylro – Nature

Human skin microbiome

Conclusions not strongly supported by data: Chitosan Coated Textiles May Improve Atopic Dermatitis Severity by Modulating Skin Staphylococcal Profile: A Randomized Controlled Trial – Cristina Lopes – PLOS ONE

Human respiratory microbiome

Microbial, host and xenobiotic diversity in the cystic fibrosis sputum metabolome – Robert A Quinn – The ISME Journal

Perspective: In the name of ventilator-associated pneumonia prevention: lung microbiota blown away by colistin! – Saad Nseir – European Respiratory Journal

Human gut microbiome

Better link than yesterday: Disentangling type 2 diabetes and metformin treatment signatures in the human gut microbiota – Kristoffer Forslund – Nature

Animal microbiome

Human Staphylococcus aureus lineages among Zoological Park residents in
Greece – E. Drougka – Open Veterinary Journal

Fecal Bacterial Composition of the Endangered Yangtze Finless Porpoises Living Under Captive and Semi-natural Conditions – Xiaoling Wan – Current Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Commentary: Microbiomes: Curating communities from plants – Gwyn A. Beattie – Nature

Better link than yesterday: Functional overlap of the Arabidopsis leaf and root microbiota – Yang Bai – Nature

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

A New Approach for Scalable Analysis of Microbial Communities – Ehsaneddin Asgari – ArXiv

Microbial ecology

Networks of energetic and metabolic interactions define dynamics in microbial communities – Mallory Embree

Adaptive immunity increases the pace and predictability of evolutionary change in commensal gut bacteria – João Barroso-Batista – Nature Communications

Social dynamics within decomposer communities lead to nitrogen retention and organic matter build-up in soils – Christina Kaiser – Nature Communications

Proteomics

Enhancing Metaproteomics – The value of models and defined environmental microbial systems – Florian-Alexander Herbst – Proteomics

Infection microbiology

Nature Supplement: Expanding the role of diagnostic and prognostic tools for infectious diseases in resource-poor settings – Azra C. Ghani – Nature

Microbes in the news

Bacteriophage therapy: an alternative to antibiotics? An interview with Professor Martha Clokie – April Cashin-Garbutt – News Medical

Friends for Life: How Good Bugs Keep You Healthy (Op-Ed) – Jeremy Taylor – LiveScience

Science, publishing, and career

How to build a better PhD: There are too many PhD students for too few academic jobs — but with imagination, the problem could be solved – Julie Gould – Nature

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