January 4, 2016

Human respiratory microbiome

Review: Cystic Fibrosis Lung Infections: Polymicrobial, Complex, and Hard to Treat – Laura M. Filkins – PLOS Pathogens

Human gut microbiome

Special issue: Obesity, Cancer and Nutrition, Gut Microbiota – Hans-Ulrich Humpf – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

The microbiome of the leaf surface of Arabidopsis protects against a fungal pathogen – Unyarat Ritpitakphong – New Phytologist

Water microbiome

Bacterial communities and their association with the bio-drying of sewage sludge – Lu Cai – Water Research

Microbes in the news

Germs for the holidays: House guests leave trail of tiny, immunity-improving bacteria – Jo Napolitano – UChicago News

Gut bacteria differ when zinc goes missing – Krishna Ramanujan – Futurity

Milwaukee harbor a ‘hot spot’ for bacteria resistant to antibiotics – Don Behm – Journal Sentinel

Disturbances to infant microbiota influences disease risk, scientists find – Donald Acosta – International Business Times

Shocking bacteria out of their safety zone – Mohit M. Rao – The Hindu

More than you ever wanted to know about dung beetles – Jason Bittel – Earth Touch News

Methane-guzzling bacteria could feed fish, pets, even people – Digesting waste gas from garbage dumps could help save the planet, too – Kim Brunhuber – CBC news

Science, publishing, and career

Christie Fowler: Addicted to Research. Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior University of California, Irvine. Age: 39 – Kerry Grens – The Scientist

The illusion of self-correction – Ferric Fang and Arturo Casadevall – Chemistry World

Can’t Disrupt This: Elsevier and the 25.2 Billion Dollar A Year Academic Publishing Business – Jason Schmitt – SAS Confidential

Wild Card Career Choice Becomes My Trump Card: “Not pathology. You’ll be wearing Wellies and sluicing down body parts in a morgue. You’ll never get a boyfriend that way.” – Sarah Thomas – Huffington Post

The Incredible Thing We Do During Conversations. When we take turns speaking, we chime in after a culturally universal short gap – Ed Yong – The Atlantic

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