August 29, 2016

Breast milk protects against GBS colonization, niche segregation in the gut, drug detection and effects in streams, reconstruction of metabolic networks.

Pregnancy and birth

Role of human milk oligosaccharides in Group B Streptococcus colonisation – Nicholas J Andreas – Clinical & Translational Immunology

Press: Breast Milk Sugar May Protect Newborns Against Deadly Bacterial Infection – Dianne Depra – Tech Times

Human skin microbiome

News and Views: Microbiome: Ecology of eczema – Ian D. Odell – Nature Microbiology

Human respiratory microbiome

Changes in the prevalence and biofilm formation of Haemophilus influenzae and Haemophilus parainfluenzae from the respiratory microbiota of patients with sarcoidosis – Urszula Kosikowska – BMC Infectious Diseases

Human vaginal microbiome

The cervico-vaginal microbiota in women notified for Chlamydia trachomatis infection: A case-control study at the STI outpatient clinic in Amsterdam, the Netherlands – C van der Veer – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Human gut microbiome

Transcriptional interactions suggest niche segregation among microorganisms in the human gut – Damian Rafal Plichta – Nature Microbiology

Review: Alzheimer’s disease and gut microbiota – Xu Hu – Science China Life Sciences

Review: In Sickness and in Health: The Relationships Between Bacteria and Bile in the Human Gut – A.J. Hay – Advances in Applied Microbiology

Animal experiments

Enterococcus faecalis readily colonizes the entire gastrointestinal tract and forms biofilms in a germ-free mouse model – Aaron M.T. Barnes – Virulence

Animal microbiome

Distinct Bacterial Microbiomes in Sexual and Asexual Potamopyrgus antipodarum, a New Zealand Freshwater Snail – Cristina Takacs-Vesbach – PLOS ONE

Water and extremophile microbiome

Occurrence and Potential Biological Effects of Amphetamine on Stream Communities – Sylvia S. Lee – Environmental Science & Technology

Press: Ecological consequences of amphetamine pollution in urban streams – Cary Institute
Your drain on drugs: Amphetamines seep into Baltimore’s streams – Jen Christensen – CNN
Comment from PubMed Commons by Daniel Himmelstein 

Diversity of culturable bacteria recovered from Pico Bolívar’s glacial and subglacial environments, at 4950 m, in Venezuelan tropical Andes – Johnma Rondón – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Metabolomics

Efficient Reconstruction of Predictive Consensus Metabolic Network Models – Ruben G. A. van Heck – PLOS Computational Biology

Bioinformatics and Metagenomics

Review: Toward Accurate and Quantitative Comparative Metagenomics – Stephen Nayfach – Cell

Techniques

Thousands of primer-free, high-quality, full-length SSU rRNA sequences from all domains of life – Soeren M Karst – bioRxiv

A method for assessing efficiency of bacterial cell disruption and DNA release – Olle M. de Bruin – BMC Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Findings from the American Physiological Society’s Inflammation, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease conference: Targeting gut bacteria to reduce weight gain – Science Daily

Microbes at work in your Kimchi – Jennifer – The Microbial Menagerie

Artist’s 46-year-old loo paper to be studied: Billy Apple’s decades-old lavatory paper is now part of a scientific study at Auckland University – Jamie Morton – NZ Herald

BacteriaHysteriaThe ultimate embodiment of modern day germophobia: Squix – Jonathan Eisen – MicroBEnet

Science misconduct

Leading scientist suspended amid misconduct claims: Robert Ryan, award-winning Scottish microbiologist now under investigation – Victoria Weldon – Herald Scotland

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2 thoughts on “August 29, 2016

  1. Hi

    The link for the nature Biology paper should be

    http://www.nature.com/articles/nmicrobiol2016152

    Meanwhile, you can read the paper there, but the PDF download link is not working right (and I am a subscriber)

    Cheers

    Steven R Binder Senior Director, Technology Development Clinical Diagnostic Group Bio-Rad Laboratories Mail Box 4-2115 4000 Alfred Nobel Drive Hercules CA 94547 Phone 510-741-4603

    On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 9:19 AM, Microbiome Digest – Biks Picks wrote:

    > eliesbik posted: “Breast milk protects against GBS colonization, niche > segregation in the gut, drug detection and effects in streams, > reconstruction of metabolic networks. Pregnancy and birth Role of human > milk oligosaccharides in Group B Streptococcus colonisation – Nic” >

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