April 25, 2016

Just a short digest before I hop onto the plane back home at Amsterdam Airport.

Human gut microbiome

Might be DGGE; not sure (no access for me): Gastrointestinal Hormones, Intestinal Microbiota and Metabolic Homeostasis in Obese Patients: Effect of Bariatric Surgery – Alessandro Federico – In Vivo

Hypothesis: Microbes, molecular mimicry and molecules of mood and motivation – J.A. Morris – Medical Hypotheses

Review: The Intestinal Microbiome and Estrogen Receptor–Positive Female Breast Cancer – Maryann Kwa – Journal of the National Cancer Institute

Review: Pathophysiological role of host microbiota in the development of obesity – Nazarii Kobyliak – Nutrition Journal

Animal models

Fistulated dogs, food withheld for 5 days – not sure if the small gain in knowledge justifies the animal experiment here : The effects of feeding and withholding food on the canine small intestinal microbiota – A.C. Kasiraj – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Non-target impact of fungicide tetraconazole on microbial communities in soils with different agricultural management – Sławomir Sułowicz – Ecotoxicology

Air microbiome

Contribution of vegetation to the microbial composition of nearby outdoor air – Despoina S. Lymperopoulou – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Anorexia may be caused by bacterial infection, say scientists – Sarah Knapton – The Telegraph

Chromosomes Have A Lot to Talk About – Here’s How They Do it – Nandita Jayaraj – The Wire

Science, publishing, and career

Has the time come for preprints in biology? – Needhi Bhalla – bioRxiv

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