December 9, 2015

Student activity about the microbiome that uses pasta, nutritional supplementation in Malawian infants, fungi and drywall, and microbial aerosols from soiled hospital linens.

General microbiome

Cool student activityModeling the Dynamic Digestive System Microbiome – Anne M. Estes – Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education

Pregnancy and birth

Persistent microbial dysbiosis in preterm premature rupture of membranes from onset until delivery – Elizabeth A. Baldwin – PeerJ

No effect of supplementationGut microbiota in Malawian infants in a nutritional supplementation trial – Yin Bun Cheung – Tropical Medicine & International Health

Human vaginal microbiome

Bacterial vaginosis and inflammatory response showed association with severity of cervical neoplasia in HPV-positive women – Juçara Maria de Castro-Sobrinho – Diagnostic Cytopathology

Human gut microbiome

Review: Gut Microbiota Modulation and Mucosal Immunity: Focus on Rifaximin – Loris R. Lopetuso – Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry

Animal microbiome

The effects of omeprazole therapy on bacterial colonization of the pharynx in healthy dogs – Lauren A. Sullivan – Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Water microbiome

Spatial Patterns in Biofilm Diversity across Hierarchical Levels of River-Floodplain Landscapes – Marc Peipoch – PLOS ONE


Built environment microbiome

Moisture parameters and fungal communities associated with gypsum drywall in buildings – Sandra Dedesko – Microbiome

A viability-linked metagenomic analysis of cleanroom environments: eukarya, prokaryotes, and viruses – Thomas Weinmaier – Microbiome

Microbial aerosol liberation from soiled textiles isolated during routine residuals handling in a modern health care setting – Alina Handorean – Microbiome

Phages and viruses

Better together: bacteriophage combinations significantly reduce Clostridium difficile growth in vitro and proliferation in vivo – Janet Y. Nale – Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

Infection and transplantation

A genetic modifier of the gut microbiome influences the risk of GVHD and bacteremia following HSCT – Ahmad Rayes – Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation

World Health Organization Estimates of the Global and Regional Disease Burden of 22 Foodborne Bacterial, Protozoal, and Viral Diseases, 2010: A Data Synthesis – Martyn D. Kirk – PLOS Medicine

Functional foods

A novel consortium of Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Streptococcus thermophilus for increased access to functional fermented foods – Remco Kort – Microbial Cell Factories

Changes in the Milk Metabolome of the Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) with Time after Birth – Three Phases in Early Lactation and Progressive Individual Differences – Tong Zhang – PLOS ONE

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

Small Sample Kernel Association Tests for Human Genetic and Microbiome Association Studies – Jun Chen – Genetic Epidemiology

Microbes in the news

Questions About the Science Of Beer – Matt Shipman – NC State University News

Guest Post – Stadium Seat Bacteria – PeerJ – David Coil

How microbes in your gut today hold clues to tomorrow’s medicines: For the second episode of “Science Happens,” we hung out with Pamela Silver, a scientist who wants to hack the microbiome – Carl Zimmer – STAT news



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