July 8, 2016

The highly anticipated microbiome statistical workflow from the Holmes lab at Stanford, lichen planus, chronic lung disease, and the beneficial microbes of buildings.

Bioinformatics

Preprint, awaiting peer reviewBioconductor workflow for microbiome data analysis: from raw reads to community analyses  – Ben J. Callahan – F1000 Research

Human oral microbiome

The presence of bacteria within tissue provides insights into the pathogenesis of oral lichen planus – Yun Sik Choi – Scientific Reports

Human respiratory microbiome

The microbiota in bronchoalveolar lavage from young children with chronic lung disease includes taxa present in both the oropharynx and nasopharynx – R. L. Marsh – Microbiome

Review: Commensal–Pathogen Interactions along the Human Nasal Passages – Silvio D. Brugger – PLOS Pathogens

Animal experiments

Structural Change in Microbiota by a Probiotic Cocktail Enhances the Gut Barrier and Reduces Cancer via TLR2 Signaling in a Rat Model of Colon Cancer – Eugene Dogkotenge Kuugbee – Digestive Diseases and Sciences

Adaptive immunity against gut microbiota enhances apoE-mediated immune regulation and reduces atherosclerosis and western-diet-related inflammation – Diego Saita – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

The Fecal Microbial Communities of Dairy Cattle Shedding Shiga Toxin–Producing Escherichia coli or Campylobacter jejuni – Dong Hee-Jin – Foodborne Pathogens and Disease

Press: Microbiology of cattle poop – Doug Powell – BarfBlog

Characterization of the microbial communities along the gastrointestinal tract of sheep by 454 pyroseqencing analysis – Jin Wang – Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences

Microbial Composition in Different Gut Locations of Weaning Piglets Receiving Antibiotics – Kaifeng Li – Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Source–sink plasmid transfer dynamics maintain gene mobility in soil bacterial communities – James P. J. Hall – PNAS

Built environment microbiome

Review: Buildings, Beneficial Microbes, and Health – Jordan Peccia – Trends in Microbiology

Press: Invite good bacteria into home: scientists – MSN
Should architecture take our microbial health into account? – Coby McDonald – Popular Science

Microbes in the news

Gut Bacteria Are Different in People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Nicholas Bakalar – NY Times

An Algorithm To Predict Which Bacteria Are Good For You. For a more targeted microbiome fix than a fecal transplant – Alexandra Ossola – Vocativ

Purdue students hope new bacteria stops toxic algae blooms – Washington Times

Japanese and Chinese scientists team up against infectious diseases – Tetsuya Abe – Nikkei Asian Review

The Microbiome’s New Frontier: The Rest of the Animal Kingdom – Conservation Magazine

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