December 4, 2015

A short digest today. Microbiome of Cheyenne and Arapaho Oklahomans, and COPD. Have a great weekend!


Full-time postdoctoral-level Chief Scientist – Azitra (Skin microbiome therapeutics startup)

Human respiratory microbiome

Not clear if just 16S rRNA gene-implied or real metagenomicsFunctional Metagenomics of the Bronchial Microbiome in COPD – Laura Millares – PLOS ONE

Human gut microbiome

Gut Microbiome Diversity among Cheyenne and Arapaho Individuals from Western Oklahoma – Krithivasan Sankaranarayanan – Current Biology

Animal models of microbiome research

Prevention of Diet-Induced Obesity Effects on Body Weight and Gut Microbiota in Mice Treated Chronically with Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol – Nina L. Cluny – PLOS ONE

Microbes in the news

Who is in the operating room during c-section deliveries? – Anne M Estes – MicroBEnet

Toolkit for microbiota research – Science Codex

A radically simple idea might open the door to a new world of antibiotics – Carl Zimmer – STAT news

First look at gut microbes in an American Indian community – EurekAlert

Whether by Stealth or Aggression, Viruses Get to Make a Meal of it – Aswin Sai Narain Seshasayee – The Wire

Fluorescent-glowing bacteria help scientists see inside the body’s ‘dark places’ – Curt Woodward – Beta Boston

Shining light on microbial growth and death inside our guts – Wyss Institute

Artist Creates Beautiful Art Using Subway Bacteria – Gillian Mohney – ABC News


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