September 15, 2016

A review on the human skin microbiome, review on therapeutic manipulation of microbiotas, and microbial enzymes around earthworm casts.

Jobs and events

Faculty Positions in Microbiology and Immunology – University of South Alabama College of Medicine

Human respiratory microbiome

Investigation of sinonasal microbiome spatial organization in chronic rhinosinusitis – Vijay R. Ramakrishnan – International Forum on Allergy & Rhinology

Respiratory pathogen colonization of dental plaque, the lower airways, and endotracheal tube biofilms during mechanical ventilation – Kirsty M. Sands – Journal of Critical Care

Human skin microbiome

Review, will be open access soon: Experimental metagenomics and ribosomal profiling of the human skin microbiome – Pamela Ferretti – Experimental Dermatology 

Human gut microbiome

Gut microbiome alterations in patients with stage 4 hepatitis C – AbdelRahman Mahmoud Aly – Gut Pathogens

Commentary: Thinking with your stomach? Gut feelings on microbiome modulation of brain structure and function (Commentary on Luczynski et al.) – Anthony J. Hannan – European Journal of Neuroscience

Review: Therapeutic Manipulation of the Microbiota: Past, Present and Considerations for the Future – Vincent B. Young – Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Animal experiments

Effects of different diets on intestinal microbiota and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease development – Jian-Ping Liu – World Journal of Gastroenterology

Sex-specific effects of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) on the microbiome and behavior of socially-isolated mice – Daniel J. Davis – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Animal microbiome

Structural differences in gut bacteria communities in developmental stages of natural populations of Lutzomyia evansi from Colombia’s Caribbean coast – Rafael José Vivero – Parasites & Vectors

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Linking Microbial Enzymatic Activities and Functional Diversity of Soil around Earthworm Burrows and Casts – Jerzy Lipiec – Frontiers in Microbiology

Air microbiome

Influence of Rain on the Abundance and Size Distribution of Bioaerosols –
Chathurika M. Rathnayake – Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions


Preparation of a standardised faecal slurry for ex-vivo microbiota studies which reduces inter-individual donor bias – Michelle M. O’Donnell – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Application of Next Generation Sequencing Technologies in Revealing Plant-Microbe Interactions – Ramesh Kothari – Journal of Next Generation: Sequencing & Applications

Technical note: Discard the specimen collection swab directly at point of care to improve extensive automated processing in clinical microbiology laboratories – Manuela Avolio – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Comparison of a modified phenol/chloroform and commercial-kit methods for extracting DNA from horse fecal material – Ali H.D. Janabi – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Microbes in the news

Secrets of life in the soil.Diana Wall has built a career on overturning assumptions about underground ecosystems. Now she is seeking to protect this endangered world – Rachel Cernansky – Nature

Ice machine, sinks linked to Legionnaires’ cases at UW Medical Center – JoNel Aleccia – Seattle Times

Israeli product that pinpoints viruses, bacteria gets European grant – ImmunoXpert is based on the fact that viruses and bacteria stimulate different protein pathways when they infect the body – Judy Siegel-Itzkovich –

A spoonful of sugar helps the bacteria go down. Gel-like layers protect microbes and help them stick to your intestines – Sara Chodosh – Popsci

Bik’s non-microbiology Picks

VA Palo Alto’s spending on artwork blasted – Jacqueline Lee – The Mercury News


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