January 31, 2017

Todays picks include nice reviews on microbiome engineering, and one on skin microbiomes in humans and animals. Biodegredation of mononitrophenol isomers by a tailor-made microbial consortium.  Quite a lot of microbiome news – from autism to inflammatory bowel disease.


Events and jobs

Microbiome Scientist Job – Merck – Cambridge, MA


General microbiome

Review: Microbiome engineering: Current applications and its future – Jee Loon Foo – Biotechnology Journal

Simultaneous biodegradation of three mononitrophenol isomers by a tailor-made microbial consortium immobilized in sequential batch reactors – H. Fu – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Human skin microbiome

Review: The cutaneous ecosystem: the roles of the skin microbiome in health and its association with inflammatory skin conditions in humans and animals – Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann – Veterinary Dermatology


Animal experiments

A metagenomic study of the preventive effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG on intestinal polyp formation in ApcMin/+ mice – Y. Ni – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Biofilms for Monitoring Presence of Microsporidia in Environmental Water – Joseph A. Moss – Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology

Haptophyte Diversity and Vertical Distribution Explored by 18S and 28S Ribosomal RNA Gene Metabarcoding and Scanning Electron Microscopy – Sandra Gran-Stadniczeñko – Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology


Preprint: In-Depth Resistome Analysis by Targeted Metagenomics – Val F Lanza – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Could Fecal Microbiota Transplant Benefit Autistic Children? – MPR

Premature birth risk linked to bacteria in vagina and cervix – Catharine Paddock – MNT

New evidence of how gut microbes affect Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Kate Sweeney – BuisnessWeekly

Boost your immunity with foods that are alive – Rachel Yan – 9News

Rebalancing gut microbiome lengthens survival in mouse model of ALS – ScienceDaily

Carbohydrate That Promotes Biofilm May Be Key to Treating Pseudomonas Infections – Magdalena Kegel – CysticFibrosisNewsToday



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