August 24, 2016

Revisiting obesity and microbiome links, movies of Vibrio growing in biofilms, and decomposing chickens (yum)!

My apologies for not having had a lot of time to keep up with the literature. I’m now running all searches after work hours. This week we have friends over from Europe, and after 7 pm, my friends go before work ! Here is what I have so far, but it’s not as recent as I would like it to be. Hopefully I will have some time in the weekend to catch up.

Jobs and events

Postdoc Position in Bioinformatics, Metagenomics and the Human Microbiome – Jeroen Raes group, Leuven, Belgium

Human Microbiome Journal Club, Friday August 26: What is the most appropriate method for associating microbiome data with health and disease?

Human gut microbiome

Previously on bioRxiv, now publishedLooking for a Signal in the Noise: Revisiting Obesity and the Microbiome – Marc A. Sze, Patrick D. Schloss – mBio

No, your gut bacteria ISN’T making you fat: Scientists find ‘no difference’ between the microbes in obese and thin people’s stomachs – Daily Mail

Effect of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation on Recurrence in Multiply Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection: A Randomized Trial – Colleen R. Kelly – Annals of Internal Medicine

Systematic Review: Adverse Events of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation – Sinan Wang – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Nutrition mediates the expression of cultivar–farmer conflict in a fungus-growing ant – Jonathan Z. Shik – PNAS

Water microbiome

Distinct bacterial communities in surficial seafloor sediments following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout – Tingting Yang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbiome of death

Effect of Substrate on Identification of Microbial Communities in Poultry Carcass Composting and Microorganisms Associated with Poultry Carcass Decomposition – Jie Wang – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

Using Dendritic Heat Maps to Simultaneously Display Genotype Divergence with Phenotype Divergence – Matthew Kellom – PLOS ONE

Microbial Ecology

Review: Biotic Interactions in Microbial Communities as Modulators of Biogeochemical Processes: Methanotrophy as a Model System – Adrian Ho – Frontiers in Microbiology

More microbiology

Vibrio cholerae biofilm growth program and architecture revealed by single-cell live imaging – Jing Yan – PNAS

Comparative genomics of biotechnologically important yeasts – Robert Riley – PNAS

Microbes in the news

Great Moments in Science: The microscopic high-tech wizardry of bacteria – Karl Kruszelnicki – ABC Australia

Bacteria are the probably cause of barnacles sticking to boats – battling biofouling with biology – Mary Beth Griggs – PopSci

Bacteria Hysteria

Your Bed Is A Hotbed Of Bacteria – Joy D’Souza – Huffington Post Canada
Bacteria in your Bed – “study” sponsored by AmeriSleep (huge CoI)

Science, publishing, and career

Including Diverse Voices in Science Stories –  Christina Selby – The Open Notebook



One thought on “August 24, 2016

  1. Thank you very much for your altruistic efforts to keep everyone up to pace with the ever expanding microbiome literature! I appreciate your selfless contribution and please let us know if you’d like to change the Digest somehow so it’s more manageable.


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