August 23, 2016

The bagpipe microbiome, antibiotic disturbance and diabetes risk, tubeworm metamorphosis, and immune tolerance to intestinal bacteria.


Assistant or Associate Professor in Immunology (Tenure Track), Division of Immunology of the Department of Microbiology & Immunobiology at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Assistant/Associate/Professor of Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN

Respiratory microbiome

Bagpipe lung; a new type of interstitial lung disease? – Jenny King – Thorax

Human gut microbiome / bioinformatics

Bioinformatics support for the Tübiom community gut microbiome project – Sina Beier- PeerJ Preprint

Review: Eosinophils, probiotics, and the microbiome – Helene F. Rosenberg – Journal of Leukocyte Biology

Animal experiments

Antibiotic-mediated gut microbiome perturbation accelerates development of type 1 diabetes in mice – Alexandra E. Livanos – Nature Microbiology

Antibiotic Therapy During Infancy Increases Type 1 Diabetes Risk in Mice – Alison F. Takemura – The Scientist

Life Inside an Acorn: How Microclimate and Microbes Influence Nest Organization in Temnothorax Ants – Joseph Karlik – Ethology

Stepwise metamorphosis of the tubeworm Hydroides elegans is mediated by a bacterial inducer and MAPK signaling – Nicholas J. Shikuma – PNAS

Strange experimentGut microbiota can transfer fiber characteristics and lipid metabolic profiles of skeletal muscle from pigs to germ-free mice – Honglin Yan – Scientific Reports

pH drop impacts differentially skin and gut microbiota of the Amazonian fish tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum) – François-Étienne Sylvain – Scientific Reports

Immune tolerance to an intestine-adapted bacteria, Chryseobacterium sp., injected into the hemocoel of Protaetia brevitarsis seulensis – Jiae Lee – Scientific Reports

Alternative for antibiotics: Predatory bacteria are nontoxic to the rabbit ocular surface – Eric G. Romanowski – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

Multi-marker metabarcoding of coral skeletons reveals a rich microbiome and diverse evolutionary origins of endolithic algae – Vanessa Rossetto Marcelino – Scientific Reports

Common methods for fecal sample storage in field studies yield consistent signatures of individual identity in microbiome sequencing data – Ran Blekhman – Scientific Reports

Microbes in the news

Why We Sit on One Type of Stool but, Ideally, Not on Another – Julie Taylor – uBiome Blog
Gene-modified soil bacteria promise eco-friendly computing. The US Navy is creating nanowires from one of the most renewable resources on the planet – Jon Fingas – EnGadget

Inaugural ACS Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Awards Winners Announced: Audrey Odom, Timothy Wencewicz, Marcos Pires – ACS Axial

Ghent scientist uses bacteria to remove methane from air – Andy Furniere – Flanders Today

Microbes are More Social Than You Think, But Not Always in a Good Way – Jeffrey Marlow – Discover

Science, publishing, and career

More Faculty Diversity, Not on Tenure Track – Colleen Flaherty – InsideHigherEd


the Macroscope – a Big Picture view of Planet Earth… articles, essays, and photographs by Jonathan Foley


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