June 8, 2016

Obesity and microbiome patterns, universality of human microbial dynamics, intestinal fungal dysbiosis, pre-eclampsia, seaweed ice-ice disease.

Pregnancy and birth

Review: A dormant microbial component in the development of pre-eclampsia – Douglas B Kell – bioRxiv

General human microbiome

Universality of human microbial dynamics – Amir Bashan – Nature

News and Views: Host-microbe interaction: Rules of the game for microbiota – Karoline Faust – Nature

Perspectives: Accounting for reciprocal host–microbiome interactions in experimental science – Thaddeus S. Stappenbeck – Nature

Human gut microbiome

Looking for a Signal in the Noise: Revisiting Obesity and the Microbiome – Marc Sze – bioRxiv

Animal and in vitro experiments

Immunological Consequences of Intestinal Fungal Dysbiosis – Matthew L. Wheeler – Cell Host & Microbe

Editorial: The Fungal Mycobiota: Small Numbers, Large Impacts – Carol A. Kumamoto – Cell Host & Microbe

Research Highlights: Love Thy Neighbor: Sharing and Cooperativity in the Gut Microbiota – Nathan T. Porter – Cell Host & Microbe

Animal microbiome

Overfishing and nutrient pollution interact with temperature to disrupt coral reefs down to microbial scales – Jesse R. Zaneveld – Nature Communications

Restructuring of the sponge microbiome favors tolerance to ocean acidification – M. Ribes – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Molecular identification of new bacterial causative agent of ice-ice disease on seaweed Kappaphycus alvarezii – Marlina Achmad – PeerJ Preprint

Effect of temperature (5 °C–25 °C) on epiphytic lactic acid bacteria populations and fermentation of whole-plant corn silage – Yiqin Zhou – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Conventional methanotrophs are responsible for atmospheric methane oxidation in paddy soils – Yuanfeng Cai – Nature Communications

More microbiology

Nondegenerative Evolution in Ancient Heritable Bacterial Endosymbionts of Fungi – Stephen J. Mondo – Molecular Biology and Evolution

Historical Y. pestis Genomes Reveal the European Black Death as the Source of Ancient and Modern Plague Pandemics – Maria A. Spyrou – Cell Host & Microbe

Microbes in the news

Arlington native Alexandra Worden named American Academy of Microbiology fellow – Arlington Wicked Local

Disease Researcher Finds New Home at Valencia — in the Classroom, with Dr. Hemangi Patil – Linda Shrieves Beaty – Valencia College

From the Congress of the European Academy of Neurology in Copenhagen, Denmark: Scientists Gather to Discuss Novel Connections Between Gut Microbiome and Brain Disorders – Patricia Inacio – Multiple Sclerosis News Today

Cooperative and Combative Behaviour in the Human Gut: Probing the Microbiome, with Athena Aktipis – SciCasts

Speeding Up Drug Discovery to Fight Tuberculosis – Seattle researchers created a genetic blueprint of the cunning tuberculosis bacteria, then used it to predict and rank potential drug targets – SystemsBiology

Science, publishing, and career

What does research reproducibility mean? – Steven N. Goodman – Science Translational Medicine

Editorial: Second chances – The line between compliance and misconduct is finer than you might think – Nature

Misconduct: Lessons from researcher rehab – James M. DuBois – Nature

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