January 8, 2016

Breast milk microbiota profiles, what did the Romans ever do for us, it was only a matter of thyme, and going down the wrong clay.

Pregnancy and birth

Human milk microbiota profiles in relation to birthing method, gestation and infant gender – Camilla Urbaniak – Microbiome

Early Gut Colonization of Preterm Infants: Effect of Enteral Feeding Tubes – Gómez, Marta – Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Review: Role of the Placenta in Preterm Birth: A Review – Terry K. Morgan – American Journal of Perinatology

Human oral microbiome

Long-term efficacy of microbiology-driven periodontal laser-assisted therapy – F. S. Martelli – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Human gut microbiome

Human parasites in the Roman World: health consequences of conquering an empire – Piers D. Mitchell – Parasitology

Animal models

Microbiota-induced obesity requires farnesoid X receptor – Ava Parséus – Gut

The Gut Microbiome Is Altered in a Letrozole-Induced Mouse Model of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – Scott T. Kelley – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Heterogeneous size datasets of broiler intestinal microbial communities can be analyzed without normalization – I. Aranda-Olmedo – Poultry Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Assessing Bacterial Diversity in the Rhizosphere of Thymus zygis Growing in the Sierra Nevada National Park (Spain) through Culture-Dependent and Independent Approaches
Javier Pascual – PLOS ONE

Image-based modelling of nutrient movement in and around the rhizosphere – Keith R. Daly – Journal of Experimental Botany

Unearthing the Antibacterial Mechanism of Medicinal Clay: A Geochemical Approach to Combating Antibiotic Resistance – Keith D. Morrison – Scientific Reports

Water and waste microbiology

Virome-associated antibiotic-resistance genes in an experimental aquaculture facility – Stefano Colombo – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Biodiversity patterns of plankton assemblages at the extremes of the Red Sea – J.K. Pearman – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Food microbiology

Taxonomic analysis of the microbial community in stored sugar beets using high-throughput sequencing of different marker genes – Sebastian Liebe – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

Antibiotic resistance genes across a wide variety of metagenomes – David Fitzpatrick – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Microbes in the news

You’re Probably Not Mostly Microbes – Ed Yong – The Atlantic

Scientists discover how blue and green clays kill bacteria – National Science Foundation

Heartburn pills may help grow infection-causing bacteria in gut – Lisa Rapaport – News Daily

Good Bacteria In, Bad Bacteria Out: Biofilms In Water Pipes Filter Dangerous Pathogens Out Of Drinking Water – Lizette Borreli – Medical Daily

The Next Food Fad Is Coming: Feed Your Microbiome – Andrea Hayley, Epoch Times

Enterome Announces Collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation Focused on the Discovery of Novel Targets and Therapeutics for Crohn’s Disease – PR Newswire

From the gut to the eye: commensal microbes as potential triggers of autoimmune uveitis – Atlas of Science

Changes coming with QIIME 2 – Greg Caporaso – Qiime

Science, publishing, and career

DATA CHECK: For female scientists, mixed funding results at U.S. agencies – Jeffrey Mervis – Science
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