July 27, 2016

Gut microbiome in men with pelvic pain, zebrafish stomach motility and bacterial competition, microbiomes of indoor environments, and the Microbial Olympics.

Human gut microbiome

Analysis of Gut Microbiome Reveals Significant Differences between Men with Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome and Controls – Daniel A. Shoskes – Journal of Urology

Press: Gut Microbiome Diversity Lower in Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome – Medical Xpress

Animal and bioreactor experiments

Host Gut Motility Promotes Competitive Exclusion within a Model Intestinal Microbiota – Travis J Wiles – PLOS Biology

Press: Real-time imaging of fish gut ties bacterial competition to gut movements – Science Daily

Microbial Communities are Well Adapted to Disturbances in Energy Input – Nuria Fernandez-Gonzalez – bioRxiv

Built environment microbiome

What Have We Learned about the Microbiomes of Indoor Environments? – Brent Stephens – mSystems

Bioinformatics

Cloud Computing in Bioinformatics: current solutions and challenges – Barbara Calabrese – PeerJ preprint

More microbiology

Discovery of a sesamin-metabolizing microorganism and a new enzyme – Takuto Kumano – PNAS

Microbes in the news

The Microbial Olympics 2016 – Michaeline B. Nelson – Nature Microbiology

New method improves accuracy of microbiome measurement – University of Minnesota

How To Control Eczema? With Fierce Bacterial Competition – Daniel Soo – Asian Scientist

How Miraculous Microbes Help Us Evolve Better, Faster, Stronger – Ed Yong – Smithsonian

Could this household chemical mess with your body’s microbiome? – Brian Mastroianni – CBS News

Research team uses nanoparticles to break up plaque and prevent cavities – Katherine Unger Baillie

This smells promising: Nasal bacteria pump out a new antibiotic that kills MRSA – Anna Vlasits – STAT News

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