January 27, 2016

Reviews on prenatal bacterial microbiota, mycobiome in the lower respiratory tract and interesting articles on association of HPV infection with vaginal microbiota; prebiotic and bioactive milk fraction improving NREM sleep.

General microbiome

Distinguishing potential bacteria-tumor associations from contamination in a secondary data analysis of public cancer genome sequence data – Kelly M. Robinson – Microbiome

Pregnancy and early life

*Review: Does a prenatal bacterial microbiota exist? – M Hornef  -Mucosal Immunology

Human respiratory microbiome

*Review: Mycobiome in the Lower Respiratory Tract – A Clinical Perspective – Robert Krause- Frontiers in microbiology

Human vaginal microbiome

*Association of HPV infection and clearance with cervicovaginal immunology and the vaginal microbiota – B Shannon – Mucosal Immunology

Human gut microbiome

Review: Advances in Gut Microbiome Research, Opening New Strategies to Cope with a Western Lifestyle – Gina P. Rodriguez-Castaño – Frontiers in Genetics

Helicobacter pylori infection is associated with an altered gastric microbiota in children – K M Brawner – Mucosal Immunology

*Colonic Absorption of Low-Molecular-Weight Metabolites Influenced by the Intestinal Microbiome: A Pilot Study – Mitsuharu Matsumoto – PLoS One

Review: Advances in Gut Microbiome Research, Opening New Strategies to Cope with a Western Lifestyle – Gina P. Rodriguez-Castaño – Frontiers in Genetics

Animal experiments 

Effect of Lactobacillus Strains on Intestinal Microflora and Mucosa Immunity in Escherichia coli O157:H7-Induced Diarrhea in Mice – Xin Bian  – Current Microbiology

Modulation of gut microbiota and increase in fecal water content in mice induced by administration of Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens DN1 -Dana Jeong – Food & Function

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Bacterial, fungal, and plant communities exhibit no biomass or compositional response to two years of simulated nitrogen deposition in a semiarid grassland – Theresa A. McHugh- Environmental Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Temporal and Spatial Variations of Bacterial and Faunal Communities Associated with Deep-Sea Wood Falls – Petra Pop Ristova – PLoS One

Probiotics / prebiotics

*Dietary Prebiotics and Bioactive Milk Fractions Improve NREM Sleep, Enhance REM Sleep Rebound and Attenuate the Stress-Induced Decrease in Diurnal Temperature and Gut Microbial Alpha Diversity – Robert S Thompson – Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience

Changes in the Gut Microbiota After Early Administration of Oral Synbiotics to Young Infants in India – DS Chandel -Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology Nutrition


Home-made cost effective preservation buffer is a better alternative to commercial preservation methods for microbiome research – Sebastian Menke- Frontiers in microbiology

Furosemide enhances the sensitivity of urinary metabolomics for assessment of kidney function – Isaie Sibomana – Metabolomics

Impact of sample processing on human airways microbial metagenomes – Lutz Wiehlmann – Journal of Biotechnology

Microbes in the news 

Scientists develop new flu vaccines for dogs

New Insight Describes Connection between Salmonella Infection and Appetite Loss

Anitha’s non-microbiology picks

Tiny Satellites to Make Big Contributions to Science

First report of metallic hydrogen on earth – Hydrogen turned into metal in stunning act of alchemy that could revolutionise technology and spaceflight

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