December 21, 2015

Vacuum cleaning, anorexia, chronic fatigue syndrome, celiac disease, and social preferences in mice.

Pregnancy and birth

Potential association of vacuum cleaning frequency with an altered gut microbiota in pregnant women and their 2-year-old children – Ekaterina Avershina – Microbiome

Placental infection with Ureaplasma species is associated with histologic chorioamnionitis and adverse outcomes in moderate and late preterm infants – Emma L. Sweeney – The Journal of Infectious Diseases

Polymicrobial Amniotic Fluid Infection with Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma and Other Bacteria Induces Severe Intra-Amniotic Inflammation Associated with Poor Perinatal Prognosis in Preterm Labor – Noriko Yoneda – American Journal of Reproductive Immunology

The Development of Extremely Preterm Infants Born to Women Who Had Genitourinary Infections During Pregnancy – Alan Leviton – American Journal of Epidemiology

Human skin microbiome

Skin microbiome in melanomas and melanocytic nevi – Alexander Salava- European Journal of Dermatology

Human oral microbiome

Commentary: A New Association for the Oral Metagenome – Nicholas S. Jakubovics – Oral Diseases

Human respiratory microbiome

No evidence for viral sequences in five lepidic adenocarcinomas (former “BAC”) by a high-throughput sequencing approach – Nicolas Berthet – BMC Research Notes

Human gastric and gut microbiome

Gut Dysbiosis in Patients with Anorexia Nervosa – Chihiro Morita – PLOS ONE

Changes in Gut and Plasma Microbiome following Exercise Challenge in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) – Sanjay K. Shukla – PLOS ONE

From an imbalance to a new imbalance: Italian-style gluten-free diet alters the salivary microbiota and metabolome of African celiac children – Danilo Ercolini – Scientific Reports

Bacterial overgrowth and diversification of microbiota in gastric cancer – Wang, Lili – European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Review: Endocannabinoids — at the crossroads between the gut microbiota and host metabolism – Patrice D. Cani – Nature Reviews Endocrinology

Review: Disruption of the Gut Microbiome: Clostridium difficile Infection and the Threat of Antibiotic Resistance – Priscilla A. Johanesen – MDPI Genes

Review: Obesity: An overview of possible role(s) of gut hormones, lipid sensing and gut microbiota – Alok Kumar Mishra – Metabolism

Review: Microbiome and Beyond: Non-Viable Food Microbes and Human Health – James W. Daily III – Journal of Medicinal Food

Review: Microbial translocation and microbiome dysbiosis in HIV-associated immune activation – Zevin, Alexander S – Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS

Animal and other models

Calcium supplementation modulates gut microbiota in a prebiotic manner in dietary obese mice – Alice Chaplin – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Protein relative abundance patterns associated with sucrose-induced dysbiosis are conserved across taxonomically diverse oral microcosm biofilm models of dental caries – Joel D. Rudney – Microbiome

Innate immune responses to gut microbiota differ between threespine stickleback populations – Kathryn Milligan-Myhre – Disease Models & Mechanisms

Host microbiota modulates development of social preference in mice – Tim Arentsen – Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease

Gut barrier impairment by high-fat diet in mice depends on housing conditions
Veronika Maria Müller – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

A Strategy for the Targeted Metabolomics Analysis of 11 Gut Microbiota-host Co-metabolites in Rat Serum, Urine and Feces by Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography—Tandem Mass Spectrometry – Waner Hou – Journal of Chromatography A

Editorial: Small but Mighty: Selected Commensal Bacterial Species Determine the Effectiveness of Anti-cancer Immunotherapies – Jose R. Conejo-Garcia – Immunity

Fecal Microbiota Transplant Restores Mucosal Integrity in a Murine Model of Burn Injury – Kuethe, Joshua W – Shock

Animal microbiome

Isolation, identification and fibrolytic characteristics of rumen fungi grown with indigenous methanogen from yaks (Bos grunniens) grazing on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau – Ya-Qin Wei – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Molecular characterization of midgut microbiota of Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti from Arunachal Pradesh, India – Kamlesh K. Yadav – Parasites & Vectors

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Soil microbial community structure explains the resistance of respiration to a dry–rewet cycle, but not soil functioning under static conditions – Kate H. Orwin – Functional Ecology

Comparative Analysis of Prokaryotic Communities Associated with Organic and Conventional Farming Systems – Elizaveta Pershina – PLOS ONE

Succession of bacterial communities, coxL genotypes and carbon monoxide oxidation activity in soil microcosms to identify unknown carboxydovore bacteria dominating deciduous forest soil – Isabelle Lalonde – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Commentary: Disentangling the factors shaping microbiota composition across the plant holobiont – Stéphane Hacquard – New Phytologist

Significant alteration of soil bacterial communities and organic carbon decomposition by different long-term fertilization management conditions of extremely low-productivity arable soil in South China – Weibing Xun – Environmental Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Physical and chemical controls on habitats for life in the deep subsurface beneath continents and ice – John Parnell – Philosophical Transactions A

Temporal succession in carbon incorporation from macromolecules by particle-attached bacteria in marine microcosms – Xavier Mayali – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Archaeal and bacterial communities across a chronosequence of drained lake basins in arctic alaska – J. Kao-Kniffin – Scientific Reports

Built environment microbiome

Assessment of indoor environmental quality in existing multi-family buildings in North–East Europe – Liuliu Du – Environment International

Alas, no access for me, but sounds cool: Analysis of the incidence fungi in a crypt cemetery – Cecylia Łukaszuk – Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association

Monitoring sulfide-oxidizing biofilm activity on cement surfaces using non-invasive self-referencing microsensors – Liqiu Cheng – Water Research

Metagenomics and bioinformatics

High-Specificity Targeted Functional Profiling in Microbial Communities with ShortBRED – James Kaminski – PLOS Computational Biology


Meta3C analysis of a mouse gut microbiome – Martial Marbouty, Lyam Baudry, Axel Cournac, Romain Koszul – BioRxiv


Microbes in the news

Podcast: Drugged Gut Microbiome Cuts Heart Risk in Mice – Christopher Intagliata – Scientific American

Are Antibiotics Making People Larger? Overuse of the drugs seems to make us gain weight—even when we don’t take them – James Hamblin – The Atlantic

Petri-Dishing the Dirt for Science and Education at Worcester Polytechnic Institute – PR Web

Men and women deposit different types of bacteria – Tim Sandle – Digital Journal

Mediterranean Diet Impacts Microbiome’s Influence on Heart Disease – Genengnews

Science, publishing, and career

Rejection of rejection: a novel approach to overcoming barriers to publication: Tired of rejections? Cath Chapman and Tim Slade offer a simple way to fight back – The BMJ

365 days: Nature’s 10 – Ten people who mattered this year – Nature



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