April 25, 2016, back in Cali

Arrived back at SFO, and enough material for another digest. Longitudinal assessment of sputum microbiome, patient perspectives on FMT,  blue whale feces, and decontamination of amplicon datasets.

Events

Microbiome & Mice 2016, Advancing Microbiome Research Symposium – April 26, New York

Human oral microbiome

Longitudinal assessment of sputum microbiome by sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene in non-CF bronchiectasis patients – Michael J Cox – bioRxiv preprint

The gut and oral microbiome in HIV disease: a workshop report – DL Moyes – Oral Diseases

Modulation of the orodigestive tract microbiome in HIV-infected patients – D Saxena – Oral Diseases

Human vaginal microbiome

Molecular assessment of bacterial vaginosis by Lactobacillus abundance and species diversity – Joke A. M. Dols – BMC Infectious Diseases

Human gut microbiome

Patient Perspectives on Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Clostridium Difficile Infection – Caroline Zellmer – Infectious Diseases and Therapy

Animal models

Effects of a diet high in resistant starch on fermentation end-products of protein and mucin secretion in the colons of pigs – Liping Zhou – Starch

Extensive Mobilome-Driven Genome Diversification in Mouse Gut-Associated Bacteroides vulgatus mpk – Anna Lange – Genome Biology and Evolution

Animal microbiome

Analysis of the microbial diversity in faecal material of the endangered blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus – Olivia Guass – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Water microbiome

Effects of land use on the structure and function of leaf-litter microbial communities in boreal streams – Caroline E. Emilson – Freshwater Biology

Biological responses to environmental heterogeneity under future ocean conditions – Philip W. Boyd – Global Change Biology

Techniques

Decontamination of 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequence datasets based on bacterial load assessment by qPCR – Vladimir Lazarevic – BMC Microbiology

Microbes in the news

“Amazing. If I ever want to know what city I’m in, all I need is a microscope!” Study: Cities Have Unique ‘Bacterial Fingerprints’ – American Voices – The Onion
Cities Are Microbial Wastelands Built On Dead Skin – Laurie Winkless – Forbes

How researchers teach bacteria new behaviors – Science Daily

A Very Precious Free Gift For a Newborn Baby – Toni Harman – Huffington Post

Have exploding cells blown up MV dogma? – Naomi Attar – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Science, publishing and career

BMJ editor Fiona Godlee takes on corruption in science – CBC News

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