January 14, 2016

Sorry for a late post today – I had a lot of meetings. Here is what I found:

Gut microbiota shaped via fecal microRNA, the microgenderome, dysbiosis in Vitiligo skin lesions, metatranscriptomics, and an 18th century Yersinia pestis.

General microbiome

Perspective: Taking it Personally: Personalized Utilization of the Human Microbiome in Health and Disease – Niv Zmora – Cell Host & Microbe

The Human Microbiome: Opportunities for Dynamics, Systems, and Control
(based on the IFAC blog post Translate or Die) – Travis E. Gibson – Submitted to ACC 2016

Human skin microbiome

Microbial community profiling shows dysbiosis in the lesional skin of Vitiligo subjects – Parul Ganju – Scientific Reports

Human oral microbiome

Diversity and homogeneity of oral microbiota in healthy Korean pre-school children using pyrosequencing – Soo Eon Lee – Acta Odontologica Scandinavica

Short-term effects of povidone iodine and sodium fluoride therapy on plaque levels and microbiome diversity – C Reilly – Oral Diseases

Commentary: A new association for the oral metagenome – Nicholas S Jakubovics – Oral Diseases

Human vaginal microbiome

Review: Vaginal microbiota and microbiome:- Role in health and disease – Dr Amit A. Rangari – Indian Journal of Basic and Applied Medical Research;

Human gut microbiome

Support for the Microgenderome: Associations in a Human Clinical Population – Amy Wallis – Scientific Reports

Impact of increasing fruit and vegetables and flavonoid intake on the human gut microbiota – Annett Klinder – Food & Function

Colonization potential to reconstitute a microbe community in patients detected early after fecal microbe transplant for recurrent C. difficile – Ranjit Kumar – BMC Microbiology

Review: The microbiome and its implications in intestinal transplantation – Kroemer, Alexander – Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation

Animal models

Genetic and Metabolic Signals during Acute Enteric Bacterial Infection Alter the Microbiota and Drive Progression to Chronic Inflammatory Disease – Karishma Kamdar – Cell Host & Microbe

The Host Shapes the Gut Microbiota via Fecal MicroRNA – Shirong Liu – Cell Host & Microbe

Animal microbiome

The gastrointestinal tract microbiota of the Japanese quail, Coturnix japonica – Ngare Wilkinson – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Culturable endophytic bacterial communities associated with field grown soybean – Karla Bianca de Almeida Lopes – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Historical precipitation predictably alters the shape and magnitude of microbial functional response to soil moisture – Colin Averill – Global Change Biology

Water and waste microbiome

Development of new host-specific Bacteroides qPCRs for the identification of fecal contamination sources in water – Marta Gómez-Doñate – Microbiology Open

Bacterial diversity in oil-polluted marine coastal sediments – Alejandro Acosta-González – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Spatial and temporal variability of bacterial communities in high alpine water spring sediments – Alfonso Esposito – Research in Microbiology

Biogeochemical, Isotopic and Bacterial Distributions Trace Oceanic Abyssal Circulation – Angelo Rubino – PLOS ONE

Metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, and bioinformatics

Eighteenth century Yersinia pestis genomes reveal the long-term persistence of an historical plague focus – Kirsten I Bos – BioRxiv

Metatranscriptomic analysis of diverse microbial communities reveals core metabolic pathways and microbiome-specific functionality – Yue Jiang – BMC Microbiome Journal

Viral metagenomics and blood safety – V. Sauvage – Transfusion Clinique et Biologique

Microbes in the news

Does our Microbiome Control Us or Do We Control It? – Dina Fine Maron – Scientific American

Your gut’s trick for controlling the bacteria that live in it – New Scientist

Mammals shape their microbiome to prevent disease – Science Codex

Low-Fiber Diets Cause Waves of Extinction in the Gut – Ed Yong – The Atlantic

Bad diets today can alter our great-great-grandkids’ biology – Katherine Ellen Foley – Quartz

Thoughtful and balanced comparison: mothur and QIIME – Pat Schloss – Mothur blog

Modifying the structure of wood alters plant microbiome – Science Daily

Gut Microbiome Similar in Formula- and Combination-Fed Babies – Troy Brown – MedScape

Eglin medical group first to find bacteria unseen in humans: Borrelia turicatae – Ilka Cole – US Air Force

Protecting the infant microbiome – Kathryn Kos – Examiner

Microbiology and art

Sunshine and microbiology inspire Reading artist’s work – Francesca Perryman – Get Reading

Science, publishing, and career

Re: Your Recent Email to Your Professor: Students who use emojis in their emails and write “heeeeelp!” in the subject line don’t necessarily know better.  – Paul T. Corrigan and Cameron Hunt McNabb – Inside Higher Education

ORCID: Publishers embrace scheme to end name confusion – John Bohannon – Science

Give teachers a physics test from a woman and they’ll give her worse grades – John Timmer – Ars Technica

Astronomy’s snowballing sexual harassment scandal picks up even more cases – Rachel Feltman – Washington Post

Bik’s Picks

Inside the Eye: Nature’s Most Exquisite Creation – Ed Yong – National Geographic
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