March 22, 2017

Today’s digest features interesting review articles on the role of microbiome in health and disease, heart failure, and how the respiratory tract microbiota act as gatekeepers to respiratory health. Also, we have original research articles on the response of bacterial communities in oil-contaminated marine waters to addition of chemical and biological dispersants. Also, a very fascinating article in Harvard Business review on the gender bias against junior female scientists. Not surprising!! Enjoy.

General microbiome

*Review: The role of the microbiome in human health and disease: an introduction for clinicians – Vincent B Young – British Medical Journal

*Review: Targeting the Microbiome in Heart Failure – Allyson Zabell – Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine

Gastric microbiota features associated with cancer risk factors and clinical outcomes: A pilot study in gastric cardia cancer patients from Shanxi, China – Guoqin Yu – international Journal of Cancer

Pregnancy and early life

Late preterm birth has direct and indirect effects on infant gut microbiota development during the first six months of life – M Forsgren – Acta Pediatrica

Vaginal microbiome

Characterization of vaginal Lactobacillus species by rplK -based multiplex qPCR in Russian women – Vladimir V. Demkin – Anaerobe

Human oral microbiome

Changes in salivary microbiota increase volatile sulfur compounds production in healthy male subjects with academic-related chronic stress – Bruno Dias Nani – Plos One

Candida albicans biofilm heterogeneity does not influence denture stomatitis but strongly influences denture cleansing capacity – Lindsay E. O’Donnell – Journal of Medical Microbiology

Oral Bacterial Infections : Diagnosis and Management – Glendee Reynolds-Campbell – Dental Clinics of North America

Human respiratory microbiome

*The microbiota of the respiratory tract: gatekeeper to respiratory health – Wing Ho Man – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Editorial : Infant colic is still a mysterious disorder of the microbiota–gut–brain axis – Anna Pärtty – Acta Pediatrica

Review: More Flavor for Flavonoid-Based Interventions? – Nadeem O. Kaakoush – Trends in Molecular Medicine

Perspectives : New Frontiers in Fibers: Innovative and Emerging Research on the Gut Microbiome and Bone Health – Taylor C. Wallace – Journal of the American College of Nutrition

Does the Gut Microbiota Influence Immunity and Inflammation in Multiple Sclerosis Pathophysiology? – Monika Adamczyk-Sowa – Journal of Immunology Research

The Role of Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase in Inflammatory Disorders of Gastrointestinal Tract – Jan Bilski – Mediators of Inflammation

The Gut Microbiome, Energy Homeostasis, and Implications for Hypertension – Ruth A. Riedl – Current Hypertension Reports

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

Commentary: A proposed definition of microbiota transplantation for regulatory purposes – Diane E. Hoffmann – Gut Microbes

Review: Novel Indications for Fecal Microbial Transplantation: Update and Review of the Literature – Nathaniel Aviv Cohen – Digestive Diseases and Sciences

Animal microbiome

Review: Role of the microbiome in swine respiratory disease – Megan C. Niederwerder – Veterinary Microbiology

Comparative composition, diversity, and abundance of oligosaccharides in early lactation milk from commercial dairy and beef cows – William M. Sischo – Journal of Dairy Science

Comparative analysis of fecal microbial communities in cattle and Bactrian camels – Liang Ming – Plos One

Sheep fed with banana leaf hay reduce ruminal protozoa population – Cláudio Eduardo Silva Freitas – Tropical Animal Health and Production

Metabolomics

Review: Metabolomic-guided discovery of Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers from body fluid – Che Nor Adlia Enche Ady – Journal of Neuroscience Research

Animal experiments

The farming environment protects mice from allergen-induced skin contact hypersensitivity – C. P. Frossard – Clinical and Experimental Allergy

Metabolomics insights into diabetes nephropathy and protective effects of Radix Scutellariae on rats using ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry – Lihui Men – RSC Advances

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Root plant growth promoting rhizobacteria inoculations increase ferric chelate reductase (FC-R) activity and Fe nutrition in pear under calcareous soil conditions – Muzaffer İpek – Scientia Horticulturae

Bacterial diversity of the rhizosphere and nearby surface soil of rice (Oryza sativa) growing in the Camargue (France) – Jorge R. Osman – Rhizosphere

Structure and function of the bacterial communities during rhizoremediation of hexachlorobenzene in constructed wetlands – Cuiping Zhang – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Water and extremophile microbiome
Characterization of spatial distribution of the bacterial community in the South Sea of Korea – Ji-Hui Seo – Plos One

Diversity and community structure of cyanobacteria and other microbes in recycling irrigation reservoirs – Ping Kong – Plos One

*Response of the bacterial community in oil-contaminated marine water to the addition of chemical and biological dispersants – Camila Rattes de Almeida Couto – Journal of Environmental Management

Probiotics / prebiotics

Lactobacillus johnsonii supplementation attenuates respiratory viral infection via metabolic reprogramming and immune cell modulation – W. Fonseca- Mucosal Immunology

Identification of the key excreted molecule by Lactobacillus fermentum related to host iron absorption – Ana González – Food Chemistry

Effect of 8-weeks prebiotics/probiotics supplementation on alcohol metabolism and blood biomarkers of healthy adults: a pilot study – Christopher Irwin – European Journal of Nutrition

Bioinformatics

Making big data smart—how to use metagenomics to understand soil quality – Gisle Vestergaard – Biology and Fertility of Soils

Techniques

SILVA, RDP, Greengenes, NCBI and OTT — how do these taxonomies compare? – Monika Balvočiūtė – BMC Genomics

Comparative evaluation of four bacteria-specific primer pairs for 16S rRNA gene surveys – Sofie Thijs – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Asthma: Researchers discover how exposure to microbes protects against asthma

Rainy Day? Microbes May Be at Play

Building A Brewery, Chapter 4: For the Love of Microbes

Science, publishing, and career 

*Junior Female Scientists Aren’t Getting the Credit They Deserve “despite evidence that women on average, may perform better than men in early stage of their careers”

Anitha’s non-microbiology picks

How Pluto’s haze could explain its red spots

Cancer cells cast a sweet spell on the immune system

Actinide chemistry expands to new oxidation states

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