September 29, 2016

Two human skin microbiota papers, effects of eating chili powder, methanogens can tolerate Mars-like low pressure, gut microbiota signatures of longevity.

Human skin microbiome

Topical Decolonization Does Not Eradicate the Skin Microbiota of Community-Dwelling or Hospitalized Adults – Carey-Ann D. Burnham – Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

Evolutionary and Functional Implications of Hypervariable Loci Within the Skin Virome – Geoffrey D Hannigan – bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

Healthy subjects differentially respond to dietary capsaicin correlating with the specific gut enterotypes – Chao Kang – Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

Gut microbiota signatures of longevity – Fanli Kong – Current Biology

Shifts in the fecal microbiota associated with adenomatous polyps – Vanessa L Hale – Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention

When pathogenic bacteria meet the intestinal microbiota – Nathalie Rolhion – Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

Review: From homeostasis to pathology: decrypting microbe–host symbiotic signals in the intestinal crypt – Thierry Pédron – Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

Review: Human microbiome as therapeutic intervention target to reduce cardiovascular disease risk – Annefleur M. Koopen – Current Opinion in Lipidology

Review: The microbial epigenome in metabolic syndrome – Marlene Remely – Molecular Aspects of Medicine

Animal and in vitro models

Probiotic legacy effects on gut microbial assembly in tilapia larvae – Christos Giatsis – Scientific Reports

D-Tryptophan from probiotic bacteria influences the gut microbiome and allergic airway disease – Inge Kepert – The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Expression of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor contributes to the establishment of intestinal microbial community structure in mice – Iain A. Murray – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

The chicken tracheal microbiome: unexpected preliminary data – Tim Johnson Lab

Contrasting diets reveal metabolic plasticity in the tree-killing beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis (Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) – Charles J. Mason – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Structure, Variation, and Co-occurrence of Soil Microbial Communities in Abandoned Sites of a Rare Earth Elements Mine – Yuanqing Chao – Environmental Science & Technology

Fungal endophytes as priority colonizers initiating wood decomposition – Zewei Song – Functional Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Culture-independent study of bacterial communities in tropical river sediment  –
Honglada Thoetkiattikul – Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry

Oligotrophic lagoons of the South Pacific Ocean are home to a surprising number of novel eukaryotic microorganisms – Eunsoo Kim – Environmental Microbiology

Low Pressure Tolerance by Methanogens in an Aqueous Environment: Implications for Subsurface Life on Mars – R. L. Mickol – Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres

Microbes and robots

Did not quite grasp the abstract, but cool picture of a small robot: Bioinspired decision architectures containing host and microbiome processing units – K C Heyde – Bioinspiration & Biomimetics

Microbes in the news
Research Breakthrough Could Help Diagnose, Treat Biofilm Infections – Lorena Anderson – UC Merced

Profile: Dr. Bonnie Bassler, a pioneer who’s investigating how bacteria communicate – Joe Tyrrell – New Jersey Spotlight

World’s Largest MS Research Conference Highlights Advances in Progressive MS, Gut Microbiome, Managing Symptoms, and New Approaches to Restoring Function – National MS Society

Assembly Biosciences Announces Key Additions to Microbiome Team – Globe Newswire

Can’t lose weight? You might be able to blame it on your parents—and their gut bacteria – Akshat Rathi – Quartz
Are Your Genes Making It Hard To Get Into Your Jeans? – Julie Taylor – uBiome blog

Deadly Mud-Dwelling Bacteria Melioidosis Stirs In The Northern Territory – Cayla Dengate – Huffington Post Australia


Science, publishing, and career

Young researchers thrive in life after academia. Alternative career paths should be celebrated, not seen as a compromise. – Nature


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