November 2, 2016

Microbiome and precision medicine, bacterial responses to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, bacterial dynamics in a water distribution system, and uBiome launches a clinical gut test.

General microbiome

Introducing the Microbiome into Precision Medicine – Thomas M. Kuntz – Trends in Pharmacological Sciences

Press: Making the microbiome part of precision medicine – EurekAlert

Probiotics / Skin microbiome

Bacterial Etiology and Risk Factors Associated with Cellulitis and Purulent Skin Abscesses in Military Trainees – Ryan C. Johnson – PLOS ONE

Local Application of Probiotic Bacteria Prophylaxes against Sepsis and Death Resulting from Burn Wound Infection – Anne Argenta – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Uterine Microbiota and Immune Parameters Associated with Fever in Dairy Cows with Fever – Soo Jin Jeon – PLOS ONE

Thermodynamic Driving Force of Hydrogen on Rumen Microbial Metabolism: A Theoretical Investigation – Henk J. van Lingen – PLOS ONE

Water microbiome

Metabolic and spatio-taxonomic response of uncultivated seafloor bacteria following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill – Kim M Handley – bioRxiv

Built environment microbiome

Long-Term Bacterial Dynamics in a Full-Scale Drinking Water Distribution System – E. I. Prest – PLOS ONE

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

Pavian: Interactive analysis of metagenomics data for microbiomics and pathogen identification – Florian P Breitwieser – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

‘Living buildings’ could use bacteria for heat, electricity and repairs – Helen Massy-Beresford – Horizon Magazine

Bacteria can’t get a grip on self-healing, slippery surface
Inspired by nature, a high-tech, low-adhesive coating for medical devices could help prevent infection – EurekAlert

Biocement from genetically modified bacteria could react to changes in environment – Brian Wang – Next Big Future

Purple bacteria shine path to super-efficient light harvesting – University of Queensland

Microbes on the marketplace

uBiome Announces World’s First Sequencing-Based Clinical Microbiome Test – PR Web
uBiome launches gut microbiome sequencing test, reels in Series B – FierceBiotech

The ultimate guide to DIY DNA testing kits – April Long – Elle

Microbiome Study Suggests an Opportunity to Reduce Healthcare Facility Costs by 30%. Poor Indoor Air Quality and Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) as Key Burdens – Digital Journal



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