December 20, 2016


Registration open: Environmental Microbial Biofilms and Human Microbiomes: Drivers of Future Sustainability – Singapore, 12-15 February 2017

Pregnancy and early life

Sensitive Quantitative Analysis of the Meconium Bacterial Microbiota in Healthy Term Infants Born Vaginally or by Cesarean Section – Ravinder Nagpal – Frontiers in Microbiology

Remodeling of the gut microbiota and structural shifts in Preeclampsia patients in South China – J. Liu – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Human respiratory microbiome

Same-day diagnostic and surveillance data for tuberculosis via whole genome sequencing of direct respiratory samples – Antonina A Votintseva – bioRxiv

Human oral microbiome

Effect of 12-month weekly professional oral hygiene care on the composition of the oral flora in dentate, dependent elderly residents: A prospective study
Maude Wikström – Gerodontology

Human gut microbiome

Roles of the gut in the metabolic syndrome: an overview – L. Fändriks – Journal of Internal Medicine

Review: Microbiome and chronic inflammatory bowel diseases – Jan Wehkamp – Journal of Molecular Medicine

Animal experiments

Resetting microbiota by Lactobacillus reuteri inhibits T reg deficiency–induced autoimmunity via adenosine A2A receptors – Baokun He – Journal of Experimental Medicine

Press: Replacing missing gut bacteria could help treat children with rare autoimmune disease – News Medical

Characterization of meningeal type 2 innate lymphocytes and their response to CNS injury – Sachin P. Gadani – Journal of Experimental Medicine

Press: Team discovers powerful defenders of the brain—with big implications for disease – Medical Xpress

Examination of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis mixed genotype infections in dairy animals using a whole genome sequencing approach – Fraser W. Davidson – PeerJ

Insights into Broilers’ Gut Microbiota Fed with Phosphorus, Calcium, and Phytase Supplemented Diets – Daniel Borda-Molina – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal microbiome

Fecal microbiota of three bactrian camels (Camelus ferus and Camelus bactrianus) in China by high throughput sequencing of the V3-V4 region of the 16S rRNA gene – Lei Yuan – Journal of Arid Land

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Metagenomic assembly unravel microbial response to redox fluctuation in acid sulfate soil – Jian-Qiang Su – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Effect of New Auxin Herbicide Formulations on Control of Herbicide Resistant Weeds and on Microbial Activities in the Rhizosphere – Vijay K. Nandula – American Journal of Plant Sciences

Screening of rhizobacteria from rhizosphere of healthy chili to control bacterial wilt disease and to promote growth and yield of chili – Yulmira Yanti – Biodiversitas

Mycorrhizal colonization of chenopods and its influencing factors in different saline habitats, China – Yinan Zhao – Journal of Arid Land

Water and extremophile microbiome

Degradation of a fluoroquinolone antibiotic in an urbanized stretch of the River Tiber – Anna Barra Caracciolo – Microchemical Journal

Spatial distribution of planktonic bacterial and archaeal communities in the upper section of the tidal reach in Yangtze River – Limin Fan – Scientific Reports

Biological Potential of Chitinolytic Marine Bacteria – Sara Skøtt Paulsen – Marine Drugs

Microbial Diversity of Extreme Regions: An Unseen Heritage and Wealth – Saxena AK –
Indian Journal of Plant Genetic Resources

Stable and Variable Parts of Microbial Community in Siberian Deep Subsurface Thermal Aquifer System Revealed in a Long-Term Monitoring Study – Yulia A. Frank – Frontiers in Microbiology

A theoretical basis for a nanomolar critical oxygen concentration – E. J. Zakem – Limnology & Oceanography

Bacteria can survive in oxygen-free marine environments – Sumaya Aamir –
Simons Foundation Supports Study That Finds Bacteria Can Survive In Oxygen-Free Marine Environments – Philanthropy New York
DNA markers distinguish between harmless, deadly bacteria – Jennifer Chu –

Waste and pollution microbiology

Bacterial community structure within an activated sludge reactor added with phenolic compounds – Selene Gómez-Acata – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Microbial ecology

Editorial: Development of microbial ecological theory: stability, plasticity and evolution of microbial ecosystems – Shin Haruta – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Borborygmus: The Rumble in your Tummy. Video about the microbiome for kids. Eat your veggies, kids. Do it for Borborygmus.

6 Things We Learned About Gut Health And The Microbiome In 2016 – Cayla Dengate – Huffington Post

Research highlight: Rhythm and bacteria – Ashley York – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Baylor investigates antibiotic use, children’s improved autism symptoms – Healio


Microbes on the market

How bacteria from your stomach can fight disease. Start-up secures £8m to develop novel therapies – Matt Gooding – Cambridge News

Spin-out seeks to be world leader leveraging microbiome biology’s potential – The PharmaLetter

Sanger Spins Out Microbiotica to Develop Bacteriotherapies – GenEngNews

Science, publishing, and career

Evidence of the Superiority of Female Doctors. New research estimates that if all physicians were female, 32,000 fewer Americans would die every year – James Hamblin – The Atlantic

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