October 3, 2016

Gut microbiota in a Belgian nursing home,  aspirin and antibiotics, and Enterococcus in fecal samples of wild marine species. Please note that the next couple of days won’t leave me much time to run literature searches after work-hours. I might publish less and shorter posts, but I hope to be back soon!

Pregnancy and birth

Review: Impact of Maternal Nutrition in Pregnancy and Lactation on Offspring Gut Microbial Composition and Function – Derrick M Chu – Gut Microbes

Human oral microbiome

Microbiome in the Apical Root Canal System of Teeth with Post-Treatment Apical Periodontitis – José F. Siqueira Jr, – PLOS ONE

Bacterial community of saliva in adults with and without periodontitis – Jianye Zhou – Int J Clin Exp Med

Human gut microbiome

Longitudinal survey of Clostridium difficile presence and gut microbiota composition in a Belgian nursing home – Cristina Rodriguez – BMC Microbiology

Dysbiosis of small intestinal microbiota in liver cirrhosis and its association with etiology – Yanfei Chen – Scientific Reports

Editorial: Disease-Associated Microbial Communities in Healthy Relatives: A Bacteria-Filled Crystal Ball? – Mark R. Frey – CMGH Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Review: The association between the gut microbiota and the inflammatory bowel disease activity: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Michelle Prosberg – Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology

Animal models

Reduced metabolic activity of gut microbiota by antibiotics can potentiate the antithrombotic effect of aspirin – In Sook Kim – Biochemical Pharmacology

Bacterial Abscess Formation Is Controlled by the Stringent Stress Response and Can Be Targeted Therapeutically – Sarah C. Mansour – EBioMedicine

Press: New weapon for hard-to-treat bacterial infections – Science Daily

Animal microbiome

Enterococcus species diversity in fecal samples of wild marine species by real-time PCR – Aline Weber Medeiros – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

A Metabarcoding Survey on the Fungal Microbiota Associated to the Olive Fruit Fly – Antonino Malacrinò – Microbial Ecology
Drosophila Adaptation to Viral Infection through Defensive Symbiont Evolution – Vitor G. Faria – PLOS Genetics

Press: Evolution of a species also involves the bacteria it carries – Science Daily

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Assemblages of fungi associated with cork oak forests in northwestern Tunisia – Mourad Ben Hassine Ben Ali – Nova Hedwigia

Nutrient enrichment induces dormancy and decreases diversity of active bacteria in salt marsh sediments – Patrick J. Kearns – Nature Communications

Book chapter: Plant Growth-Promoting Bacteria: A Good Source for Phytoremediation of Metal-Contaminated Soil – Iqra Munir – Phytoremediation

Water and extremophile microbiome

Differences in the Composition of Archaeal Communities in Sediments from Contrasting Zones of Lake Taihu – Xianfang Fan – Frontiers in Microbiology

Seasonal Variation in an Acid Mine Drainage Microbial Community – Ryan Richard Auld – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Distribution and Diversity of Microbial Eukaryotes in Bathypelagic Waters of the South China Sea – Dapeng Xu – Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology

Built environment microbiome

Annotating public fungal ITS sequences from the built environment according to the MIxS-Built Environment standard – a report from a May 23-24, 2016 workshop (Gothenburg, Sweden) – Kessy Abarenkov – MycoKeys

Bioaerosols in the Barcelona subway system – X. Triadó-Margarit – Indoor Air

Metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, and bioinformatics

Validation of picogram- and femtogram-input DNA libraries for microscale metagenomics – Christian Rinke – PeerJ

SAMSA: a comprehensive metatranscriptome analysis pipeline – Samuel T. Westreich – BMC Bioinformatics

More microbiology

Resveratrol suppresses NTHi-induced inflammation via up-regulation of the negative regulator MyD88 short – Carla S. Andrews – Scientific Reports

Press: Does red wine have health benefits? – Tim Sandle – Digital Journal
Resveratrol can help to reduce inflammation, study finds – Medical Xpress

Microbes in the news

Does gum disease have a link to cancer, dementia, stroke? – Suzanne Allard Levingston – Washington Post

From smart socks for diabetes to hand rehab: Health 2.0’s most interesting startups. DayTwo seeks to use insights from evaluating users’ microbiome to guide their diet choices – Stephanie Baum – MedCityNews

Graceleigh, Inc. Recalls Sammy’s Milk Baby Food Because of Possible Health Risk – FDA

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