July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July!

Events and jobs
Microbiology Team Lead – Bentleyville, PA

General microbiome
Host Microbiome Richness Predicts Resistance to Disturbance by Pathogenic Infection in a Vertebrate Host – Xavier A. Harrison – bioRxiv

Pregnancy and early life
Review: SALSA—A dance on a slippery floor with changing partners – M.P. Reichhardt – Molecular Immunology

Review: The Microbiome and Biomarkers for Necrotizing Enterocolitis: Are We Any Closer to Prediction? – Brigida Rusconi – Journal of Pediatrics

Human skin microbiome
Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Induces a Transmissible Dysbiotic Skin Microbiota that Promotes Skin Inflammation – Ciara Gimblet – Cell Host and Microbe

Human oral microbiome
Hydrogen sulfide exposure induces NLRP3 inflammasome-dependent IL-1β and IL-18 secretion in human mononuclear leukocytes in vitro – Amina Basic – Clinical and Experimental Dental Research

Human gut microbiome
Immunoregulatory effect of mast cells influenced by microbes in neurodegenerative diseases – Francesco Girolamo – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Review: Host Genetics and Gut Microbiome: Challenges and Perspectives – Alexander Kurilshikov – Trends in Immunology

Review: Shaping functional gut microbiota using dietary bioactives to reduce colon cancer risk – Derek V. Seidel – Seminars in Cancer Biology

Review: Extracellular vesicles in gastrointestinal cancer in conjunction with microbiota: On the border of Kingdoms – Natasha S. Barteneva – Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – Reviews on Cancer

Microbial ecology
Small subsets of highly connected taxa predict compositional change in microbial communities – Cristina Herren – bioRxiv

Animal experiments
Effect of administration route and dose alteration on sulfadiazine-trimethoprim plasma and intestinal concentrations in pigs – Joren De Smet – International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents

Isomalto-oligosaccharides, a prebiotic, functionally augment green tea effects against high fat diet-induced metabolic alterations via preventing gut dysbacteriosis in mice – Dhirendra Pratap Singh – Pharmacological Research

6-Shogaol ameliorates injury to the intestinal mucosa and increases survival after high-dose abdominal irradiation – Jinhan Wang – Journal of Functional Foods

Total abdominal irradiation exposure impairs cognitive function involving miR-34a-5p/BDNF axis – Ming Cui – Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – Molecular Basis of Disease

Bidirectional Brain-Gut Interactions and Chronic Pathological Changes after Traumatic Brain Injury in Mice – Elise L. Ma – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

An increase in corn resistant starch decreases protein fermentation and modulates gut microbiota during in vitro cultivation of pig large intestinal inocula – Xiangyu He – Animal Nutrition

Animal microbiome
Natural products and morphogenic activity of γ-Proteobacteria associated with the marine hydroid polyp Hydractinia echinata – Huijuan Guo – Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Feedbacks between plant N demand and rhizosphere priming depend on type of mycorrhizal association – Benjamin N. Sulman – Ecology Letters

Cyanobacterial and rhizobial inoculation modulates the plant physiological attributes and nodule microbial communities of chickpea – Radha Prasanna – Archives of Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics
Development of Carboxymethyl Cellulose-Chitosan Hybrid Micro- and Macroparticles for Encapsulation of Probiotic Bacteria – P. Singh – Carbohydrate Polymers

Evaluating Metagenome Assembly on a Simple Defined Community with Many Strain Variants – Sherine Awad – bioRxiv

Magic pools: parallel assessment of transposon delivery vectors in bacteria – Hualan Liu – bioRxiv

Imaging Bacterial Colonies and Phage–Bacterium Interaction at Sub-Nanometer Resolution Using Helium-Ion Microscopy – Miika Leppänen – Advanced BioSystems

Microbes in the news
Essays on health: microbes aren’t the enemy, they’re a big part of who we are – Amy Loughman and Tarsh Bates – The Conversation

Modified sugar compound can clear intestinal colonization by UPEC – Irene Vacca – Nature Reviews Microbiology
Original paper: Selective depletion of uropathogenic E. coli from the gut by a FimH antagonist – Caitlin N. Spaulding – Nature (June 14, 2017)

Human Emotions Really Are Affected by Gut Bacteria, New Study Suggests – Peter Dockrill – Science Alert
Original paper: Brain structure and response to emotional stimuli as related to gut microbial profiles in healthy women – Kirsten Tillisch – Psychosomatic Medicine (June 28, 2017)

Eliminating harmful bacteria from oil reservoirs – Newcastle University

Woman contracts flesh-eating bacteria in Fairhope – Allison Marlow – Gulf Coast News Today

Second LA Fitness also tests positive for Legionnaires’-causing bacteria – Kyle Arnold – Orlando Sentinel

Microbes on the market
EPS for DexCom, Inc. (DXCM) Expected At $-0.14; Profile of 6 Analysts Covering Seres Therapeutics (MCRB) – Clifton Ray – Herald KS

Using Microbiome Analytics to Improve Milk Safety – Joel Hans – RT Insights

Bacteria Hysteria
These terrifying photos show why you really should throw your old makeup away – Laura Capon – Cosmopolitan

Science, publishing, and career
Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science? – The Guardian
This sure made the round on Twitter a few days ago!

The vagueness problem in academic writing – The Thesis Whisperer

Laid Off From the Tenure Track – a Guest Post – The Professor is In
I read her book a while back and thought it was fantastic. Karen Kelsky’s blog focuses on academia in the humanities, but there are overlaps in science!

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