May 28, 2016

Gut microbiota in stunted children in India, Chinese children with diabetes, Tibetan and Han populations at different altitudes, and searching for Darwin’s Warm Little Pond.

Human skin microbiome

Review: The influence of skin microorganisms on cutaneous immunity – Yasmine Belkaid – Nature Reviews Immunology

Human oral microbiome

Study recruitment: Reducing oral bacteria in those with mild dementia – Shelley Allen – ISRCTN Registry

Human gut microbiome

Weight gain in anorexia nervosa does not ameliorate the faecal microbiota, branched chain fatty acid profiles, and gastrointestinal complaints – Isabelle Mack – Scientific Reports

Longitudinal Analysis of the Intestinal Microbiota in Persistently Stunted Young Children in South India – Duy M. Dinh – PLOS ONE

Effects of Rifaximin on Transit, Permeability, Fecal Microbiome, and Organic Acid Excretion in Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Andrés Acosta – Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology

Imbalance of Fecal Microbiota at Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes in Chinese Children – Cui-Juan Qi – Chinese Medical Journal

Comparative Analysis of Gut Microbiota of Native Tibetan and Han Populations Living at Different Altitudes – Kang Li – PLOS ONE

Intestinal Microbiota Is Influenced by Gender and Body Mass Index – Carmen Haro – PLOS ONE

Associations between common intestinal parasites and bacteria in humans as revealed by qPCR – L. O’Brien Andersen – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Review: Gut microbiota, metabolites and host immunity – Michelle G. Rooks – Nature Reviews Immunology

Review: The behaviour of dietary fibre in the gastrointestinal tract determines its physiological effect – Edoardo Capuano – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Animal experiments

Effects of dietary fibre source on microbiota composition in the large intestine of suckling piglets – Lingli Zhang – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Investigations on the possible impact of a glyphosate-containing herbicide on ruminal metabolism and bacteria in vitro by means of the “Rumen Simulation Technique” – Susanne Riede – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Piglet nasal microbiota at weaning may influence the development of Glässer’s disease during the rearing period – Florencia Correa-Fiz – BMC Genomics

Effects of a Broad-Spectrum Antibiotic on the Siberian Hamster (Phodopus sungorus) Gut Microbiome – Emma A. St. John – The FASEB Journal

Animal microbiome

Comparison of archaeal and bacterial communities in two sponge species and seawater from an Indonesian coral reef environment – Ana Rita Moura Polónia – Marine Genomics

Baboons: Vaginal Dysbiosis from an Evolutionary Perspective – Natalia Schlabritz-Loutsevitch – Scientific Reports

Review: Longevity-modulating effects of symbiosis: insights from Drosophila–Wolbachia interaction – Oleksandr M. Maistrenko – Biogerontology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Essay: A Field Trip to the Archaean in Search of Darwin’s Warm Little Pond – Bruce Damer- MDPI Life

Identification and characterization of yeasts isolated from sedimentary rocks of Union Glacier at the Antarctica – Salvador Barahona – Extremophiles

Ionic Strength Is a Barrier to the Habitability of Mars – Mark G. Fox-Powell – Astrobiology

Built environment microbiology

Urban Dust Microbiome: Impact on Later Atopy and Wheezing – Christina Tischer – Environmental Health Perspectives

Review: Pediatric Asthma and the Indoor Microbial Environment – Lidia Casas – Current Environmental Health Reports

Waste and pollution microbiology

Enhanced methane production via repeated batch bioaugmentation pattern of enriched microbial consortia – Zhiman Yang – Bioresource Technology


Effect of short-term room temperature storage on the microbial community in infant fecal samples – Yong Guo – Scientific Reports

Microbial Ecology

Review: Microbial interactions and community assembly at microscales – Otto X Cordero – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Microbes in the news

How to feed a happy, healthy gut – Carrie Dennett – The Washington Post

Development of Gut Microbes and Gut Immunity Linked – Julia Evangelou Strait – Washington University School of Medicine

Newly Discovered Phages Can Target Antibiotic Resistance – Interview with Paul E. Turner PhD – Medical Research

Specter of Oyster Bacteria Brings Suit Against FDA – Lorraine Bailey – Courthouse News

Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot Kills CRE; Robot Destroys Nightmare Bacteria Like CRE, Ebola & C.Diff before They Make People Sick – Business Wire

Science, publishing and career

Excellent podcast for all genders: Sexism in biotech, from scantily clad models to how gender affects this podcast – Meg Tirrell and Luke Timmerman – STAT News

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