October 20, 2016


2016-2017 Dannon Gut Microbiome, Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship Grant Application Form
Also see: Leading Yogurt Company Challenges Students to Unearth New Data on the Gut Microbiome, Yogurt and Probiotics with $50K Grant Program. Dannon® will award two $25K grants to further scientific research – PR Newswire

Third Annual Microbiome Symposium – Penn Vet – October 26 and 27, 2016
Penn’s microbiome conference turns eye toward antibiotic use in livestock
Text by Katherine Unger Baillie – Penn Current

Q4 microbiome conferences roundup: Are you looking for a good scientific microbiome research symposium? Over the next three months, you have six exciting microbiome conferences from which to choose. – Megan M. MacBride – Taconic

Disappointing lack of diversity here: #YAMMM: 29 speakers, 4 women. Microbiome Drug Development Summit, 24-26 January 2017, Paris, France

General microbiome

An introduction to microbiome analysis for human biology applications – Katherine R. Amato – American Journal of Human Biology

Human oral microbiome

Evaluation of oral microbiota in undernourished and eutrophic children using checkerboard DNA-DNA hybridization – M. Testa – Anaerobe

Human respiratory microbiome

Role of microbiome in the pathophysiology and disease course of asthma – Singanayagam A – Curr Opin Pulm Med

Human skin microbiome

Review: Topographical and physiological differences of the skin mycobiome in health and disease – Jay-Hyun Jo – Virulence

Human vaginal microbiome

A fruitful alliance: the synergy between Atopobium vaginae and Gardnerella vaginalis in bacterial vaginosis-associated biofilm – Liselotte Hardy – Sexually Transmitted Infections

Human gut microbiome

Prevalence and genetic diversity of Blastocystis in family units living in the United States – Pauline D. Scanlan – Infection, Genetics and Evolution

Similar Fecal Microbiota Signatures in Patients With Diarrhea-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Patients With Depression – Yixuan Liu – Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Review: Roles for Intestinal Bacteria, Viruses, and Fungi in Pathogenesis of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and Therapeutic Approaches – R. Balfour Sartor – Gastroenterology

Review: The Microbiome and Human Disease Pathogenesis: How do you do what you do to me …? – Edward N. Janoff – Translational Research

Animal models

Evaluating the association between body weight and the intestinal microbiota of weaned piglets via 16S rRNA sequencing – Geon Goo Hana – Veterinary Microbiology

Alterations of the Host Microbiome Affect Behavioral Responses to Cocaine – Drew D. Kiraly – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

Developmental and ecological benefits of the maternally transmitted microbiota in a dung beetle – Daniel B. Schwab – The American Naturalist

Microbiome analysis shows enrichment for specific bacteria in separate anatomical regions of the deep-sea carnivorous sponge Chondrocladia grandis – Joost T.P. Verhoeven – FEMS Microbiology Ecology Letters

Metabarcoding and metabolome analyses of copepod grazing reveal feeding preference and linkage to metabolite classes in dynamic microbial plankton communities – Jessica L. Ray – Molecular Ecology

Spatial Microbial Composition Along the Gastrointestinal Tract of Captive Attwater’s Prairie Chicken – Yan Zhang – Microbial Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Nestedness in Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Communities along Soil pH Gradients in Early Primary Succession: Acid-Tolerant Fungi Are pH Generalists – Ai Kawahara – PLOS ONE

Review: Microbially Mediated Plant Salt Tolerance and Microbiome-based Solutions for Saline Agriculture – Yuan Qin – Biotechnology Advances

Water microbiome

Defining boundaries for the distribution of microbial communities beneath the sediment-buried, hydrothermally active seafloor – Katsunori Yanagawa – ISME J

More microbiology

CorrespondenceImproving Microbiology Research: the Problems Are Less Statistical and More Biological – Dennis F. Lawler – mBio

What’s in a Name? New Bacterial Species and Changes to Taxonomic Status from 2012 through 2015 – Erik Munson – Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Tasmanian devil milk fights superbugs – BBC News
Tasmanian devil milk kills several deadly superbugs that are resistant to existing drugs – Science Alert

There’s a breast microbiome, and it’s different in women with breast cancer – Erin Blakemore – Washington Post

Research Highlight: A protective protozoan in mucosal infection – Katrina Ray – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Outbreak of Biofilm-Forming Achromobacter xylosoxidans Due to Environmental Transmission – Infection Control Today

The Emergent Microbiome: A Revolution for the Life Sciences – Part VII, The Microbiome and Immunotherapy I – Dilworth IP – Lexology

New science museum exhibit explores ‘the secret world’ inside us: N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh opens a new special exhibit this weekend – WRAL.com

Vedanta Biosciences Granted First European Patent Broadly Covering Pharmaceutical Compositions for Microbiome Therapeutics Based on Bacterial Consortia – Business Wire

Science, publishing, and career

Married to the(ir) job: living with an academic. Scholars and their significant others share the good, the bad and the ugly – Times Higher Education

Investigation Finds Pathologist Guilty of Systemic Misconduct – Bob Grant – The Scientist

Women need to be seen and heard at conferences. A neuroscience initiative is boosting the number of female invited speakers at meetings. Other disciplines should do the same – Nature

The Bearded Lady Project . Q&A: Lexi Jamieson Marsh and Ellen Currano: Face to face – Alexandra Witze – Nature

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