July 24, 2016

Songbird, soil nitrogen-cycling around the world, and parasites on an ancient butt-wipe stick.

Pregnancy and birth

Dysfunctional gut microbiota and relative co-abundance network in infantile eczema – Heping Wang – Gut Pathogens

Human oral microbiome

Review: From focal sepsis to periodontal medicine: A century of exploring the role of the oral microbiome in systemic disease – Purnima S Kumar – The Journal of Physiology

Human gut microbiome

ReviewThe Role of the Gut Microbiome on Chronic Kidney Disease – B. Sampaio-Maia – Advances in Applied Microbiology

Review: The Microbiota, Immunoregulation, and Mental Health: Implications for Public Health – Christopher A. Lowry – Current Environmental Health Reports

Animal and other experiments

Insulin resistance, microbiota and fat distribution changes by a new model of vertical sleeve gastrectomy in obese rats – Nicola Basso – Diabetes

Establishment of microbiota in larval culture of Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas – Katia Asmani – Aquaculture

Changes in the structure of the microbial community associated with Nannochloropsis salina following treatments with antibiotics and bioactive compounds – Haifeng Geng – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal microbiome
Social environment has a primary influence on the microbial and odor profiles of a chemically signaling songbird – Danielle J. Whittaker – Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

16S rRNA Amplicon Sequencing for Epidemiological Surveys of Bacteria in Wildlife – Maxime Galan – mSystems

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Global biogeography of microbial nitrogen-cycling traits in soil – Michaeline B. Nelson – PNAS

Mammalian engineers drive soil microbial communities and ecosystem functions across a disturbance gradient – David J Eldridge – Journal of Animal Ecology

Biogeochemical drivers of microbial community convergence across actively retreating glaciers – Sarah C. Castle – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

The structure of bacterial communities along two vertical profiles of a deep colluvial soil – Marketa Sagova-Mareckova – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Silver nanoparticles, ions and shape governing soil microbial functional diversity: nano shapes micro – Yujia Zhai – Frontiers in Microbiology

Water microbiome

Metagenomic signatures of a tropical mining-impacted stream reveal complex microbial and metabolic networks – Mariana P. Reis – Chemosphere

Effects of Copper, Nickel, and Sulphate from the Smelters at Sudbury, Ontario (Canada) on Microbial Communities in Lakes – Togwell A. Jackson – Geomicrobiology Journal

Archeological microbes

Early evidence for travel with infectious diseases along the Silk Road: Intestinal parasites from 2000 year-old personal hygiene sticks in a latrine at Xuanquanzhi Relay Station in China – Hui-Yuan Yeh – Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports

Press: Ancient Faeces Provide Earliest Evidence of Infectious Disease Being Carried on Silk Road – SciCasts
Ancient bottom wipers yield evidence of diseases carried along the Silk Road – Maev Kennedy – The Guardian

Built environment microbiome

Microorganisms associated with corrosion of structural steel in diverse atmospheres – Laura L. Machuca – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

More microbes

Individuals hospitalized with acute mania have increased exposure to antimicrobial medications – Robert Yolken – Bipolar Disorders

Metagenomics and bioinformatics

Multiplexed Metagenomic Deep Sequencing To Analyze the Composition of High-Priority Pathogen Reagents – Michael R. Wilson – mSystems

Microbes in the news

Everyday chemicals may be messing up our microbiomes—but we don’t know – Beth Mole – Ars Technica
The jury is still out on whether antibacterial chemical impacts microbiome or causes resistance – Bob Yirka – Medical Xpress

Some Microbes Have Been With Us Since Before We Existed. Certain gut bacteria have evolved in parallel with apes, so that their family tree perfectly mirrors our own. – Ed Yong – The Atlantic

Plants have a microbiome just like humans — and it could transform how our food is produced – Ariel Schwartz – Tech Insider

New book: The Human Superorganism: How the Microbiome Is Revolutionizing the Pursuit of a Healthy Life – Rodney Dietert
Your Microbes, Yourself. In his new book, Rodney Dietert argues that it’s time to re-configure our relationship with germs: – Louise Fabiani – Pacific Standard

Science, publishing, and career

The Women and the Science
Rachel Ignotofsky tells the stories of 50 women in science in her fantastic new science art book – Scientific American
Women in Science: An Illustrated Who’s Who – Julie Leibach – Science Friday

Women in Science: An Illustrated Who’s Who

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