April 22, 2016

General microbiome

Nutrigenomics, the Microbiome, and Gene-Environment Interactions: New Directions in Cardiovascular Disease Research, Prevention, and Treatment
A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association – Jane F. Ferguson – Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics

Human skin and eye microbiome

Commentary: Details Matter: Designing Skin Microbiome Studies – Heidi H. Kong – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Defining the normal “core microbiome” of conjunctival microbial communities – Yusen Huang – Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Supplement with abstracts for the American Academy of Dermatology 74th Annual Meeting – Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Supplement with abstracts for the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID 2016) Annual Meeting – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Human gut microbiome

Strain-level dissection of the contribution of the gut microbiome to human metabolic disease – Chenhong Zhang – Genome Medicine

Review: Microbiome alterations in HIV infection a review – Brett Williams – Cellular Microbiology

Review? Does Gut Microbiota Affect Endothelial Functions in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus? – American Journal of Kidney Diseases

Commentary: The return of microbes – Didier Raoult – Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Review: Use your antibiotics wisely. Consequences to the intestinal microbiome – Jorge Cervantes – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Review: The Microbiome, Timing, and Barrier Function in the Context of Allergic Disease – Duane R. Wesemann – Immunity

Animal and in vitro models
Cigarette Smoke Attenuates the Nasal Host Response to Streptococcus pneumoniae and Predisposes to Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Mice – Pamela Shen – Infection and Immunity

Susceptibility to Ticks and Lyme Disease Spirochetes Is Not Affected in Mice Coinfected with Nematodes – Denny Maaz – Infection and Immunity

Adherence of probiotic bacteria to human colon epithelial cells and inhibitory effect against enteric pathogens – In vitro study – Nowak Adriana – International Journal of Dairy Technology

Microbiota-driven transcriptional changes in prefrontal cortex override genetic differences in social behavior – Mar Gacias – eLIFE

Gut Microbiota Drive Autoimmune Arthritis by Promoting Differentiation and Migration of Peyer’s Patch T Follicular Helper Cells – Fei Teng – Immunity

Preview: Viral Safeguard: The Enteric Virome Protects against Gut Inflammation – Stephanie M. Karst – Immunity

Animal microbiome

Fecal metagenomics for the simultaneous assessment of diet, parasites, and population genetics of an understudied primate – Amrita Srivathsan – Frontiers in Zoology

Comparative analysis of midgut bacterial communities in three aedine mosquito species from dengue-endemic and non-endemic areas of Rajasthan, India – S. S. Charan – Medical and Veterinary Entomology

Minireview: The Sponge Hologenome – Nicole S. Webster – mBio

Water and extremophile microbiome

Response of Antarctic cryoconite microbial communities to light – Elizabeth A. Bagshaw – Microbiology Ecology

Built environment microbiology
The Built Environment Is a Microbial Wasteland – Sean M. Gibbons – mSystems

Food microbiology

Assessment of the microbial diversity during an industrial-scale malting process by a polymerase chain reaction-denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis analysis – Ruilong Li – Journal of the Institute of Brewing (gotta love that name!)

Phages, viruses, and CRISPRs

The diversity-generating benefits of a prokaryotic adaptive immune system – Stineke van Houte – Nature

Microbes in the news
Your city’s microbiome is unique – Christina Procopiou – Newsweek

Human beings – and our offices – are crawling with microbes – Joanna Verran – The Conversation

About Jonathan EisenThis microbiologist loves bugs, hates hype – and wants you to send him your cat’s poop – Rob Waters – STATnews

Close-up of a dust bunny – Holly Ganz – MicroBE.net

Looking Back, Looking Forward and Phage Hunters: A Q&A with the Student Commencement Speaker – Emily Hellewell – Brigham Young University

Do gut microbes shape our evolution? Researcher proposes that a host’s microbiota can steer its evolution in new directions – Science Daily

Pfizer, Roche Embrace The Microbiome, Leading $43M Bet On Second Genome – Luke Timmerman – Forbes

You’re Home to Trillions of Microbes That Affect Everything From Digestion to Depression – Sydney Lupkin – Vice

Pancreatic Cancer Risk Tied to Specific Mouth Bacteria – Infection Control Today

Science, publishing, and career
Due process in the Twitter age – Marcia McNutt – Science

Peer review: Troubled from the start – Alex Csiszar – Nature

Dirty room-mates make lab mice more useful. Housing lab mice with pet-shop mice gives them more human-like immune systems – Sara Reardon – Nature

UC Davis Storer Lecture series – since 1963 87% of speakers are male – Jonathan Eisen – The Tree of LIfe


One thought on “April 22, 2016

  1. Microbiome Digest is my internet homepage. I was so excited the day I found it, I re-posted to everyone I know. That joy was re-ignited and strengthened the day I saw my citizen science paper listed in your daily post. I started researching microbiomes in 2009 for grad school, and it has often been a lonely road. Your blog is a daily reminder of global scientific solidarity. Thank you so much for taking the time to compile these daily updates!


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