October 27, 2016

Kavli Foundation grants, mycobiome of root canal infections, post-stroke infections,  Thai vegetarians, antibiotic treatment of gorillas, licorice plants under salt stress, and bacterial camouflage on Crustaceans. Greetings from New Mexico!

Jobs and grants

Open Positions at NC State University: Microbiomes and Complex Microbial Communities

Uniting Diverse Sciences to Tackle the Microbiome – Kavli Foundation

Human oral microbiome

The mycobiome of root canal infections is correlated to the bacteriome – Ilona F. Persoon – Clinical Oral Investigations

Near-sterile human body sites

Comprehensive detection and identification of bacterial DNA in the blood of patients with sepsis and healthy volunteers using next-generation sequencing method – the observation of DNAemia – T. Gosiewski – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Human respiratory microbiome

Translocation and dissemination of commensal bacteria in post-stroke infection – Dragana Stanley – Nature Medicine

Bacteria in the respiratory tract—how to treat? Or do not treat? – Cristina Prat – International Journal of Infectious Diseases

Human gut microbiome

Human Microbiome Fusobacterium Nucleatum in Esophageal Cancer Tissue Is Associated with Prognosis – Kensuke Yamamura – Clinical Cancer Research

Microbial Community of Healthy Thai Vegetarians and Non-Vegetarians, Their Core Gut Microbiota, and Pathogen Risk – Supatjaree Ruengsomwong – Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Effect of Bifidobacterium breve on the Intestinal Microbiota of Coeliac Children on a Gluten Free Diet: A Pilot Study – Andrea Quagliariello – Nutrients

Review: Rethinking Diet to Aid Human–Microbe Symbiosis – Muriel Derrien – Trends in Microbiology

Review: Feeding the Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis: Diet, Microbiome and Neuropsychiatry – Kiran V. Sandhu – Translational Research

Review: Microbiota dysbiosis: a new piece in the understanding of carcinogenesis puzzle – Valeria García-Castillo – Journal of Medical Microbiology

Review: The evolving role of the microbiome in liver failure and liver transplantation – Kymberly D. Watt – Liver Transplantation

Animal models

Effect of Antibiotic Treatment on the Gastrointestinal Microbiome of Free-Ranging Western Lowland Gorillas (Gorilla g. gorilla) – Klára Vlčková – Microbial Ecology

Commensal Microbe-specific Activation of B2 Cell Subsets Contributes to Atherosclerosis Development Independently of Lipid Metabolism – Lin Chen – EBioMedicine

Commentary: Intestinal Microbiome and Atherosclerosis – J. David Spence – EBioMedicine

A distinct microbiota composition is associated with protection from food allergy in an oral mouse immunization model – Susanne C. Diesner – Clinical Immunology

Kinetic changes of intestinal microbiota in the course of intestinal sensitization – Liang Xiao – Oncotarget

Animal microbiome

Keeping it in the family: Coevolution of latrunculid sponges and their dominant bacterial symbionts – Gwynneth F. Matcher – Microbiology Open

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Divergent responses of β-diversity among organism groups to a strong environmental gradient – Micael Jonsson – Ecosphere

Phylogenetic congruence between subtropical trees and their associated fungi – Xubing Liu – Ecology and Evolution

Microbial cooperation in the rhizosphere improves liquorice growth under salt stress – Dilfuza Egamberdieva – Bioengineered

Extremophile microbiome

Extremophiles: Life at the deep end – Sonja-Verena Albers – Nature

Built environment microbiome

Dynamic change of surface microbiota with different environmental cleaning methods between two wards in a hospital – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Bioreactor microbiology

In vitro study of soil arsenic release by human gut microbiota and its intestinal absorption by Caco-2 cells – Naiyi Yin – Chemosphere


Probiotic With or Without Fiber Controls Body Fat Mass, Associated With Serum Zonulin, in Overweight and Obese Adults—Randomized Controlled Trial  – Lotta K. Stenman – EBioMedicine

More microbes

Nanostructures and Monolayers of Spheres Reduce Surface Reflections in Hyperiid Amphipods – Laura E. Bagge – Current Biology

Press: Crustaceans in the ocean’s ‘twilight zone’ wear CAMOUFLAGE: Bacteria coating helps creatures avoid a predator’s gaze – Sarah Griffiths – Daily Mail

Microbes in the news

Videos from Microbiomes of the Built Environment NAS meeting posted – Jonathan Eisen – MicroBEnet

Iron-Loving Bacteria a Model For Mars Life – Elizabeth Howel –  Space.com

Dogs go on poop patrol to sniff out fecal bacteria. Rescue dogs trained to detect human fecal matter – Barbara Besteni – Local 10

Bacteria Sent In Space Could Be Potentially Infectious, Harmful – Elaine Hannah – Science World Report

Florida’s orange groves are being wiped out by tree-killing bacteria – CBS News

Rio fights Zika with biggest release yet of bacteria-infected mosquitoes. Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes will be widely deployed in two South American cities to combat viral infections – Ewen Callaway – Nature

Cranberries crush bacteria’s communication networks – Lisa-Ann Lee – New Atlas

Neonatal vaccination of mice with bacteria prevents cockroach-induced asthma as adults – News Medical

Bacteria and bugs in guts and gallbladders – Claire O’Connell – The Irish Times

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