May 10, 2016

A very selective antibiotic that does not disturb the microbiota, metabolic pathways of the Deepwater Horizon spill, and GI microbiome role in acute myeloid leukemia.

Jobs and events

Postdoc funding opportunity “Microbiology of the built environment”, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

The 4th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: USA – 3-4 October 2016, La Jolla, San Diego, USA

Human gut microbiome

The role of the gastrointestinal microbiome in infectious complications during induction chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia – Jessica R. Galloway-Peña – Cancer

Animal experiments

The native microbiome of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans: gateway to a new host-microbiome model – Philipp Dirksen – BMC Biology

EditorialCaenorhabditis microbiota: worm guts get populated – Laura C. Clark – BMC Biology

A Pathogen-Selective Antibiotic Minimizes Disturbance to the Microbiome – Jiangwei Yao – Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

Waste, pollution, and water treatment microbiology

Reconstructing metabolic pathways of hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill – Nina Dombrowski – Nature Microbiology

The effects of sodium hypochlorite against selected drinking water-isolated bacteria in planktonic and sessile states – I.B. Gomes – Science of the Total Environment

Microbes in the news

Gut Microbiome Startup CeMeT Aims to Build Reference Database from 10K Volunteers in Germany – Julia Karow – Genome Web

Microbiome linked to infectious complications in AML – Medical Xpress

Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotic Could Spare the Microbiome. A drug that singles out Staphylococcus aureus leaves gut-dwelling microbiota largely intact, a mouse study shows – Amanda B. Keener – The Scientist

Genetic potential of oil-eating bacteria from the BP oil spill decoded – University of Texas at Austin

Fooling the test: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria that look susceptible –

A new industry that uses bacteria to remediate old mines? – Jonathan Migneault – Sudbury

The Mighty Microbes of Yellowstone – Scalding water is home to what microbiologists call extremophiles, heat-loving creatures that have figured in many scientific breakthroughs – David Quammen – National Geographic

Science, publishing, and career

John Oliver exposes how the media turns scientific studies into “morning show gossip”
– German Lopez – Vox

Tracking Career Outcomes for Postdoctoral Scholars: A Call to Action – Elizabeth A. Silva – PLOS Biology

With quotes from me: Image manipulation in biomedical papers is commonplace – Maria Burke – Chemistry World

Open-access index delists thousands of journals. Many publications did not reapply after leading directory tightened its quality criteria – Monya Baker

One thought on “May 10, 2016

  1. Thank you for your daily Microbiome Digest, Elisabeth! From each Digest, I can usually find at least one link that is so appealing that I have to click on it. This time it was the selective antibiotics that leaves the microbiome alone that caught my attention.

    With Appreciation,



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