December 18, 2015

Influence of breast milk on infant gut microbiome, built environment microbiome and mental health, and a review on treatment strategies of bacterial vaginosis biofilms.

General microbiome

Review: The Microbiome and Musculoskeletal Conditions of Ageing: A Review of Evidence for Impact and Potential Therapeutics – Claire J Steves – Journal of Bone and Mineral Research

Pregnancy and birth

Human Breast Milk and Infant Formulas Differentially Modify the Intestinal Microbiota in Human Infants and Host Physiology in Rats – Zhenmin Liu – The Journal of Nutrition

Models for microbiome research

Effects and mode of action of chitosan and ivy fruit saponins on the microbiome, fermentation and methanogenesis in the rumen simulation technique – Alejandro Belanche – – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

The long-term effect of uranium and pH on the community composition of an artificial consortium – Ryann M. Brzoska – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Human gut microbiome

Optimal screening and donor management in a public stool bank – Abbas Kazerouni – Microbiome

Human vaginal microbiome

Review: Bacterial vaginosis biofilms: challenges to current therapies and emerging solutions – Daniela Machado – Frontiers in Microbiology

Built environment microbiome

The microbiome of the built environment and mental health – Andrew J. Hoisington – Microbiome

Microbes in the news
Microorganisms Spreading Holiday Cheer – Laurie Kundrat – Microbiologics

Nanotech weapon against chronic bacterial infections in hospitals – EurekAlert

Bacteria battle: How one changes appearance, moves away to resist the other – EurekAlert

Science, publishing, and career

New approach needed for governance of risky research, scholars say – Steve Fyffe – MedicalXpress

Do drug firm ties affect researchers’ reporting of study results? – Charles Piller – STAT news

Kaiser Permanente’s Innovative Approach to Care Delivery Defines Its New National School of Medicine Opening in 2019 — Kaiser Permanente

365 days: The best science images of 2015 – From Pluto to viral structures, this year produced an array of dazzling pictures – Daniel Cressey – Nature
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