March 2, 2017

Events and jobs
Postdoctoral Teaching and Learning Fellow in Microbiome Data Analysis – Department of Microbiology and Immunology (MICB) – University of British Columbia

Commercial Support Manager, Probiotics for Human Health & Microbiome – Hørsholm, Denmark – Chr. Hansen

Position in experimental biochemistry including microbiology – University of Warsaw

Microbiology Laboratory Technician – Milwaukee, WI – Aerotek

Human vaginal microbiome
Specific vaginal lactobacilli suppress the inflammation induced by lipopolysaccharide stimulation through downregulation of toll-like receptor 4 expression in human embryonic intestinal epithelial cells – Keisuke Tobita – Bioscience of Microbiota, Food and Health

Human gut microbiome
Editorial: The gut microbiota and psychiatric illness – Glenda MacQueen – Journal of Psychiatry and Neurosciece

Animal experiments
Understanding the mechanisms of zinc bacitracin and avilamycin on animal production: linking gut microbiota and growth performance in chickens – Eduardo Crisol-Martínez – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Transition of the intestinal microbiota of dogs with age – Hiroaki Masuoka – Bioscience of Microbiota, Food and Health

Faecal microbiota transplantation protects against radiation-induced toxicity – Ming Cui – EMBO Molecular Medicine

Animal microbiome
Comparative analysis of gut microbiota of mosquito communities in central Illinois – Ephantus J. Muturi – PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Community Structure, Species Variation, and Potential Functions of Rhizosphere-Associated Bacteria of Different Winter Wheat (Triticum aestivum) Cultivars – Aaron K Mahoney – Frontiers in Plant Science

Water and extremophile microbiome
Microbial community assembly and evolution in subseafloor sediment – Piotr Starnawski – PNAS

Phylogenetic Diversity and Anti-MRSA Activity of Halotolerant Actinobacteria from sediments in Great Salt Plains, Oklahoma – Ahmed H Gad – bioRxiv

Investigating the Microbial Degradation Potential in Oil Sands Fluid Fine Tailings Using Gamma Irradiation: A Metagenomic Perspective – Danielle VanMensel – Microbial Ecology

Food microbiology
Boswellia serrata resin extract alleviates azoxymethane (AOM)/dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced colon tumorigenesis – YC Chou – Molecular Nutrition Food Research

A series of review articles on the FODMAP diet has been published in the most recent issue of the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Review: Use of the low-FODMAP diet in inflammatory bowel disease – Peter R Gibson – Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Review: How to institute the low-FODMAP diet – Jacqueline S Barrett – Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Review: When the low FODMAP diet does not work – Emma P Halmos – Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Review: Nutritional, microbiological and psychosocial implications of the low FODMAP diet – Heidi Maria Staudacher – Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The spxB gene as a target to identify Lactobacillus casei group species in cheese – Maria Luisa Savo Sardaro – Food Microbiology

Bioinformatics
GMPR: A novel normalization method for microbiome sequencing data – Jun Chen – bioRxiv

Cohesion: A method for quantifying the connectivity of microbial communities – Cristina Herren – bioRxiv

Techniques
Microbial population dynamics in continuous anaerobic digester systems during start up, stable conditions and recovery after starvation – Nadieh de Jonge – Bioresource Technology

Microbes in the news
How Bacteria Interfere with Insect Reproduction – Ruth Williams – The Scientist
This references two important papers on Wolbachia:
A Wolbachia deubiquitylating enzyme induces cytoplasmic incompatibility – John F Beckmann – Nature Microbiology
Prophage WO genes recapitulate and enhance Wolbachia-induced cytoplasmic incompatibility – Daniel P LePage – Nature

Synopsis: Racing Bacteria – Katherine Wright – APS Physics

Meet green bacteria, airport’s eco-friendly toilet cleaners – Times of India

Assessing Host-Microbiota Relationships – Richard A Stein – Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News

Bacteria from the ancient city of Troy – Caitlin Pepperell – Microbe Post

Gut bacteria determines the beneficial impacts of soy food on heart health – David Templeton – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Microbes on the market
Vaginal Microbiota May Affect Tenofovir Applied Intravaginally – John Schieszer – Infectious Disease Advisor

The Human Microbiome: Advancing New Frontiers in a Rapidly Emerging Market – PR Newswire – Yahoo Finance

New research data published in Frontiers in Microbiology confirm the microbiome’s potential to impact plant health – PR Newswire – Yahoo Finance

Microbiome Therapeutics Market Growth, Forecast and Value Chain 2017-2027 – Future Market Insights – OpenPR

Random Science
Editorial: Microbiome yarns: microbiomology of curly and straight hair – Kenneth Timmis – Microbial Biotechnology

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