September 9, 2016

Microbiome and tuberculosis, mangoes, lessons from amphibians, and the microbiome of buildings.

Human gut microbiome

Oral, frozen fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) capsules for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection – Ilan Youngster – BMC Medicine

Review: Microbiome Changes during Tuberculosis and Antituberculous Therapy – Bo-Young Hong – Clinical Microbiology Reviews

No consensus on how the microbiome affects tuberculosis, review finds – Science Daily

Animal models

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Mango, “hedgehog” style – Wikipedia

Mango Supplementation Modulates Gut Microbial Dysbiosis and Short-Chain Fatty Acid Production Independent of Body Weight Reduction in C57BL/6 Mice Fed a High-Fat Diet – Babajide Ojo – Journal of Nutrition

Mango and the Microbiota: New Research Reveals Potential Role of this Superfruit in Maintaining Gut Health – National Mango Board – PR Newswire

Antibiotics Suppress Activation of Intestinal Mucosal Mast Cells and Reduce Dietary Lipid Absorption in Sprague-Dawley Rats – Hirokazu Sato – Gastroenterology

Press (with ugly title): The influence of fat when gut bacteria is reduced by antibioticsm – Science Daily

Animal microbiome

Harnessing the Microbiome to Prevent Fungal Infections: Lessons from Amphibians – Jenifer B. Walke – PLOS Pathogens

Built environment microbiome

Ten questions concerning the microbiomes of buildings – Rachel I. Adams – Building and Environment

The hot new 10 questions concerning the microbiomes of buildings will surprise you – Jonathan Eisen – MicroBEnet

Microbes in the news

“I’ll never let go, Jack I promise”
Titanic expected to disappear by 2030 thanks to hungry bacteria – Matthew Humphries –
Video: Will Bacteria Completely Destroy The Titanic’s Remains? – MSN Video

Scientists find deadly scrub typhus bacteria in South America – Reuters

Mount Sinai Beth Israel Says Legionella Bacteria Found in Several Areas of Hospital –

Mood, mind and memory: can gut bacteria meddle with the brain? – Dyani Lewis – Cosmos Magazine
Bugs as drugs – medicine’s next frontier – Dyani Lewis – Cosmos Magazine

Driving Microbiome Science: PKU and Probiotics – Raredr

Experts urge a defensive stance in efforts against antimicrobial resistance – EurekAlert

Microbes and money

Microban Opens Microbiology Testing Services to Non-Partners – Genevieve Scarano – Sourcing Journal

Science, publishing, and career

Your toughest experiment: taking the lead in the labEight scientists share the secrets of being a successful PI – Times Higher Education


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