May 15, 2017

General microbiome

Plastics in the North Atlantic garbage patch: A boat-microbe for hitchhikers and plastic degraders – D Didier – Science of the Total Environment

Biodegradation and metabolic fate of levofloxacin via a freshwater green alga, Scenedesmus obliquus in synthetic saline wastewater – JQ Xiong – Algal Research

Ionic liquid-based reagents improve the stability of midterm fecal sample storage – L Hao – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Aerobic vaginitis: no longer a stranger – GGG Donders – Research in Microbiology –

The antibiotic resistome: gene flow in environments, animals and human beings – Y Hu – Frontiers of Medicine


Human respiratory microbiome

Neutrophil Extracellular Traps are associated with disease severity and microbiota diversity in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – AJ Dicker – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Airway Microbial Diversity is Inversely Associated with Mite-Sensitized Rhinitis and Asthma in Early Childhood – CY Chiu – Scientific Reports

Determination of nasal and oropharyngeal microbiomes in a multicenter population-based study – findings from Pretest 1 of the German National Cohort – MK Akmatov – Scientific Reports

Compositionally and functionally distinct sinus microbiota in chronic rhinosinusitis patients have immunological and clinically divergent consequences – EK Cope – Microbiome


Animal microbiome

Response of turkeys fed wheat-barley-rye based diets to xylanase supplementation – G González Ortis – Animal Feed Science and Technology

Bifidobacterium CECT 7765 modulates early stress-induced immune, neuroendocrine and behavioral alterations in mice – A Moya Pérez – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity


Water and extremophile

UV-Resistant Actinobacteria from High-Altitude Andean Lakes: Isolation, Characterization and Antagonistic Activities – MC Rasuk – Photochemistry and Photobiology



A Tunable Protein Oscillator Controls Directional Movements In Myxococcus xanthus – M Guzzo – bioRxiv

Uncovering The Drivers Of Animal-Host Microbiotas With Joint Distribution Modeling – JR Bjork – bioRxiv


Microbes in news

Hospital superbugs – The Hans India

Market pressures and inadequate production are hampering access to essential antibiotics – EurekAlert

Learning the rules of antibiotics to make old drugs work on new bugs –  D Gitig – ARS Technica

Does Cooking Kill Probiotics? – KDA Traegner – Care2

Research team hopes to reduce size of tsunami using bacteria – The Mainichi

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria predate dinosaurs study reports – J Scalise – Science Recorder

Vexed childhood likely to cause irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) – NewsGram

Study suggests link between imbalanced gut microbiome and systemic sclerosis – UCLA Health

Microbiome leader Professor Borody joins researchers at the China Microbiota Transplantation Conference – MENAFN

How doctors could use viruses to kill drug-resistant bacteria – CTV News

Microbiologists find bugs, bacteria – and poo – lurking inside the UK’s cars – J Watkiss – Cambridge News

#Flint: As Mich. Gov. Snyder Signs $100,000,000 in Aid Into Law, Residents Warned Water Filters Harbor Bacteria – M Judge – The Root

Rutgers Researchers See Paper as a Defense Against Bacteria – J Murtha – Tap Into

Bacteria find clarified – S Silaitoga – The Fiji Times Online

The Filthiest, Most Bacteria Infested Places In Your Kitchen – Sky Valley Chronicle

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