August 11, 2016

Association between gut microbiome and cardiovascular disease risk, Arctic glacial surface habitats.

Human oral microbiome

Review: Discuss the role of microorganisms in the aetiology and pathogenesis of periapical disease – Vincent Aw – Australian Endodontic Journal

Human respiratory microbiome

Environmental and mucosal microbiota and their role in childhood asthma – Lena T. Birzele – Allergy

FUT2 genotype influences lung function, exacerbation frequency and airway microbiota in non-CF bronchiectasis – Steven L Taylor – Thorax

Human vaginal microbiome

Review: Vaginal Microbiota and Lubricant Use During Labor. Implications for Nursing Research, Practice, and Policy – Katie G. McElroy – SAGE Open Nursing

Human gut microbiome

Gut Microbiome Associates With Lifetime Cardiovascular Disease Risk Profile Among Bogalusa Heart Study Participants – Tanika N Kelly – Circulation Research

Association of Intestinal Microbiota with Metabolic Markers and Dietary Habits in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes – Yamaguchi Y. – Digestion

Cardiorespiratory fitness as a predictor of intestinal microbial diversity and distinct metagenomic functions – Mehrbod Estaki – Microbiome

Bacterial invasion of the pancreas revealed after analyses of the pancreatic cyst fluids – Vilvapathy Narayanan – bioRxiv

Review: Insights into human evolution from ancient and contemporary microbiome studies – Stephanie L Schnorr – Current Opinion in Genetics & Development

Review: An overview of the bacterial contribution to Crohn disease pathogenesis – Moftah H Alhagamhmad – Journal of Medical Microbiology

Animal experiments

Intestinal Microbial Metabolites Are Linked to Severity of Myocardial Infarction in Rats – Vy Lam – PLOS ONE

Gut Microbial Metabolites Fuel Host Antibody Responses – Myunghoo Kim – Cell Host & Microbe

Fap2 Mediates Fusobacterium nucleatum Colorectal Adenocarcinoma Enrichment by Binding to Tumor-Expressed Gal-GalNAc – Jawad Abed – Cell Host & Microbe

Editorial: When Mr. Fap Meets the Gals – Santosh K. Ghosh – Cell Host & Microbe

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Comparative metagenomic analysis reveals mechanisms for stress response in hypoliths from extreme hyperarid deserts – Phuong Thi Le – Genome Biology and Evolution

Review: Recent advances in actinorhizal symbiosis signaling – Emilie Froussart – Plant Molecular Biology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Marine and giant viruses as indicators of a marine microbial community in a riverine system – Lisa M. Dann – Microbiology Open

Linking microbial diversity and functionality of Arctic glacial surface habitats – Stefanie Lutz – Environmental Microbiology

More microbiology

Microbiology, philosophy and education – Maureen A. O’Malley – Microbiology Letters

Local adaptation of a bacterium is as important as its presence in structuring a natural microbial community – Pedro Gómez – Nature Communications

Review: Biofilms: an emergent form of bacterial life – Hans-Curt Flemming – Nature Reviews Microbiology


Microbes in the news

Mental Health, Free Will, and Your Microbiome – Maria Popova – BrainPickings

A grimy, black biofilm is starting to cover the Jefferson Memorial, and it can’t be killed – Michael E. Ruane – The Washington Post
NPS ready to battle grimy biofilm coating on Jefferson Memorial – Nick Iannelli – WTOP
The Jefferson Memorialome? The Jeffersonome? The Jefferson Microbiome? A biofilm by any other name … – Jonathan Eisen – MicroBEnet

Young Inventors Work On Secret Proteins To Thwart Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria – Joe Palca – NPR Shots

DRDO developing bacteria from Antarctica to aid setting up of bio-toilets in India – India TV News

How the world’s tiniest organisms explain our evolution, our health, and our eventual demise: Interview with Ed Yong about Leeuwenhoek and microbes – Julia Belluz

Could Earth Bacteria Survive on Mars? LSU MARSLIFE Researcher Noelle Bryan Recovers Bacteria from the Stratosphere – Paige Brown Jarreau – Vimeo

Microbiology: Mob rule – Adrian Woolfson examines four books on the microbiological universe that churns within us – Nature

The social network in your gut – Wudan Yan – New Yorker

Bik’s non-microbiology Picks

Exoskeletons and economics: indoor arthropod diversity increases in affluent neighbourhoods – Misha Leong – Biology Letters

Research Highlight: Insect mix high in rich areas – Nature

Ancient DNA: Muddy messages about American migration – Suzanne McGowan – Nature

Science, publishing, and career

NIH sets new postdoc stipend levels – Maggie Kuo – Science

Kudos for female Antarctic researchers: to inspire the roughly 60% of early-career polar scientists who are women – Jan Strugnell – Nature

Nominate influential female Antarctic researchers and those involved in supporting research, both past and present, to potentially be included in Wikibomb event

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