March 11, 2016

Posting from the airport – flying home to my folks for a week. I will try to keep you all updated, though! Fecal microbiota from dolphins (by another group!), microbes and Alzheimer’s, plastic-eating bacteria, and lead exposure.

Pregnancy and birth

State Scope of Practice Laws, Nurse-Midwifery Workforce, and Childbirth Procedures and Outcomes – Y. Tony Yang – Women’s Health Issues

Human oral microbiome

Characterization of a highly arginolytic Streptococcus species that potently antagonizes Streptococcus mutans – Xuelian Huang – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

The Microbiome of the Oral Mucosa in Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Nicolaas H. Fourie – Gut Microbes

Preliminary analysis of salivary microbiome and their potential roles in oral lichen planus
Kun Wang – Scientific Reports

Human respiratory microbiome

Review: The lung microbiome and exacerbations of COPD – Dy, Rajany – Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine

Human vaginal microbiome

Unique Insights in the Cervicovaginal Lactobacillus iners and L. crispatus Proteomes and Their Associations with Microbiota Dysbiosis – Hanneke Borgdorff – PLOS ONE

Human gut microbiome

The Microbiome, Intestinal Function, and Arginine Metabolism of Healthy Indian Women Are Different from Those of American and Jamaican Women – CC Kao – Journal of Nutrition

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Inhibits Multidrug-Resistant Gut Pathogens: Preliminary Report Performed in an Immunocompromised Host – Jarosław Biliński – Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis

The Intersection of TNF, IBD and the Microbiome – Yava L. Jones-Hall – Gut Microbes

Review: Bacterial species involved in the conversion of dietary flavonoids in the human gut – Annett Braune – Gut Microbes

Review: Formation of short chain fatty acids by the gut microbiota and their impact on human metabolism – Douglas J. Morrison – Gut Microbes

Microbiome models

Perinatal lead (Pb) exposure alters gut microbiota composition and results in sex-specific bodyweight increases in adult mice – Jianfeng Wu – Toxicological Sciences

Castration influences intestinal microflora and induces abdominal obesity in high-fat diet-fed mice – Naoki Harada – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

The bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) fecal microbiota – Matteo Soverini – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Bacterial associations reveal spatial population dynamics in Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes – Moritz Buck – Scientific Reports

Resistance to antimicrobial agents among enterococci isolated from fecal samples of wild marine species in the southern coast of Brazil – Janira Prichula – Marine Pollution Bulletin

Targeting eukaryote mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene: Unbiased Characterization of Anopheles Mosquito Blood Meals by Targeted High-Throughput Sequencing – Kyle Logue – PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Characterization of caecum and crop microbiota of Indian indigenous chicken targeting multiple hypervariable regions within 16s rRNA gene – S. Saxena – British Poultry Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Nitrogen-fixing bacterial communities in invasive legume nodules and associated soils are similar across introduced and native range populations in Australia – Christina Birnbaum – Journal of Biogeography

Abundance and Diversity of Bacterial, Archaeal, and Fungal Communities Along an Altitudinal Gradient in Alpine Forest Soils: What Are the Driving Factors? – José A. Siles – Microbial Ecology

Interactions between Bacteria And Aspen Defense Chemicals at the Phyllosphere – Herbivore Interface – Charles J. Mason – Journal of Chemical Ecology

Long-term effects of multi-walled carbon nanotubes and graphene on microbial communities in dry soil – Yuan Ge – Environmental Science and Technology

Air and space station microbiome

Airborne Bacterial Diversity from the Low Atmosphere of Greater Mexico City – Jaime García-Mena – Environmental Microbiology

Characterization of Fungi Isolated from the Equipment Used in the International Space Station or Space Shuttle – Kazuo Satoh – Microbiology and Immunology

Water, waste, and pollution microbiology

A bacterium that degrades and assimilates poly(ethylene terephthalate) – Shosuke Yoshida – Science

The occurrence of PAHs and faecal sterols in Dublin Bay and their influence on sedimentary microbial communities – Brian T. Murphy – Marine Pollution Bulletin

Bacterial communities potentially involved in iron-cycling in Baltic Sea and North Sea sediments revealed by pyrosequencing – Carolina Reyes – Microbiology Ecology

Microbial Ecology

Phylogenetic organization of bacterial activity – Ember M Morrissey – The ISME Journal

Infection and microbiology

Editorial: Microbes and Alzheimer’s Disease – Ruth F. Itzhaki – Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

Treatment of in vitro enterohemorrhagic E. coli infection using phage and probiotics – Cecilia Dini _ Journal of Applied Microbiology

Microbes in the news

These plastic-eating bacteria could help cut down on waste – Rachel Feltman – Washington Post

Some bacteria think plastic is fantastic – Nicholas S. Wigginton – Science

Science: Newly Identified Bacteria Break Down Tough Plastic – Michelle Hampson – AAAS News

Scientists identify a virus and two bacteria that could be causing Alzheimer’s – Fiona MacDonald – Science Alert

Lead exposure changes gut microbiota, increases chance for obesity – Laurel Thomas Gnagey – University of Michigan

These newly discovered bacteria can help prevent cavities, and scientists want to put them in a pill – Peter Dockrill – Science Alert

Viral infections may affect respiratory microbiome of patients with CF – Healio

Emollient Treatment Improves Skin Microbiome in Atopic Dermatitis: Interview with Sophie Seite – Medical Research

Science, publishing, and career

The Frequency of “Brilliant” and “Genius” in Teaching Evaluations Predicts the Representation of Women and African Americans across Fields – Daniel Storage – PLOS ONE

Papers with simpler abstracts are cited more, study suggests – Dalmeet Singh Chawla – Retraction Watch
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