September 5, 2016

A microbial ecosystem created by fracking.

Human gut microbiome

Note: “All 34 PD patients were on dopaminergic drugs” Short chain fatty acids and gut microbiota differ between patients with Parkinson’s disease and age-matched controls – Marcus M. Unger – Parkisonism & Related Diseases

Effects of Proton Pump Inhibitors on the Gastric Mucosa-Associated Microbiota in Dyspeptic Patients – Francesco Paroni Sterbini – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Upcoming study: Influence of habitual dietary fibre intake on the responsiveness of the gut microbiota to a prebiotic: protocol for a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over, single-centre study – Genelle Healey – BMJ Open

Plants, roots, and soil microbiome

Screen Shot 2016-09-05 at 2.12.43 PMMicrobial metabolisms in a 2.5-km-deep ecosystem created by hydraulic fracturing in shales – Rebecca A. Daly – Nature Microbiology

Press: New genus of bacteria found living inside hydraulic fracturing wells – ‘Frackibacter’ one of dozens of microbes forming sustainable ecosystems there, study finds – EurekAlert

Air microbiology

Aerobiology of the built environment: Synergy between Legionella and fungi – Absar Alum – American Journal of Infection Control

Generic aspects of the airborne spread of human pathogens indoors and emerging air decontamination technologies – M. Khalid Ijaz – American Journal of Infection Control

Water treatment microbiology

A modified weighted mixture model for the interpretation of spatial and temporal changes in the microbial communities in drinking water reservoirs using compositional phospholipid fatty acid data – I. Stanimirova – Talanta

Point-of-use Unit Based on Gravity Ultrafiltration Removes Waterborne Gastrointestinal Pathogens from Untreated Water Sources in Rural Communities – Cristóbal Chaidez – Wilderness & Environmental Medicine


MMinte: an application for predicting metabolic interactions among the microbial species in a community – Helena Mendes-Soares – BMC Bioinformatics

Microbes in the news

Chickenpox Cases In The US Down Since 2-Dose Vaccine Program Began – Dianne Depra – Tech Times

Study shows that more people carry meningitis bacteria than previously thought – Meningitis Research Foundation

Respect the old but seek out the new: Direct 16S rRNA-seq from bacterial communities – Kelle Freel – The Molecular Ecology

Bacterial Leaf Streak, a new corn disease hitting Kansas – Vincent Marshall – Dodge City Daily Globe

Manuka proves best bacteria fighter – Rush and Mills, Whangaroa College students, investigated manuka (tea tree) oil, won a top prize at the recent Top Energy Far North Science and Technology Fair.–

Fears CSIRO staff exposed to ‘low risk’ toxic bacteria at Canberra lab – ABC Australia

Microbes and you: a partnership millions of years old – Dyani LewisCosmos Magazine

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