March 28, 2017

A brief digest today, but with several interesting news pieces, including one about 3D-printing bacteria and one about ammonia-digesting bacteria in urinals. Also worth reading are the relationship between human papillomavirus, cancers and the impact of land-based pollution on coral reefs and how clean do you think your home is?

General microbiology

Preprint: Primary souring: a novel bacteria-free method for sour beer production – Kara Osburn – bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

Low FODMAP in 2017: Lessons learned from clinical trials and mechanistic studies – S. Eswaran – Neurogastroenterology and Motility

Animal experiments

Mouse: Alterations to the Gut Microbiome Impair Bone Strength and Tissue Material Properties – Jason D Guss – Journal of Bone and Mineral Research

Water and extremophile microbiome

Review: New insights into a hot environment for early life – Jianhong Dai – Environmental Microbiology Reports

*A Next-Generation Sequencing Approach to Characterize the Impacts of Land-based Sources of Pollution on the Microbiota of Southeast Florida Coral Reefs – Christopher Staley – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Effect of salinity on the microbial community and performance on anaerobic digestion of marine macroalgae – Yi Zhang – Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology

Phages and viruses

*Human papillomavirus in cervical cancer and oropharyngeal cancer: One cause, two diseases – Tara A. Berman and John T. Schiller – Cancer

Microbes in the news

On World Tuberculosis Day, Doctors Warn Of New Drug-Resistant Bacteria – Henry Ridgwell – VOA News
Bad breath: Study find array of bacteria when orcas exhale – Phuong Le – ABC News

*Creating materials in a novel way by 3-D printing bacteria – Bob Yirka – Phys.org

Mumbai airport goes green: replaces water in urinals with ammonia-breaking bacteria – DNA web team – DNA India

Gonad-chomping bacteria to be unleashed on dengue virus – Anusha Venkat – Asia Times

Gut bacteria new weapon in fight against asthma – Thoracic Society for Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting

*The Dirtiest Things In The Home Don’t Include The Toilet – Zye Angiwan – Immortal News

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