August 27, 2017

Quite a few reviews and news pieces to supplement your Sunday. Separation of mom and infant shortly after birth may run afoul of our evolutionary history, the gut-microbiome-brain axis is hot today, and can we use bacteria to generate electricity for us?

General microbiology

Review: Plant Hormones: Key Players in Gut Microbiota and Human Diseases? – Emilie Chanclud and Benoît Lacombe – Trends in Plant Science

Review: Microbe-mitochondrion crosstalk and health: An emerging paradigm – Prashant Bajpai et al. – Mitochondrion

Food microbiology

Diversity of bacterial communities in French chicken cuts stored under modified atmosphere packaging – Amélie Rouger et al. – Food Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

*Review: Mother-newborn separation at birth in hospitals: A possible risk for neurodevelopmental disorders? – Noémi Császár-Nagy and István Bókkon – Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews

Cancer and microbiome

Review: Probiotic species in the modulation of the anticancer immune response – Luciana Marinelli and Gian Carlo Tenore – Seminars in Cancer Biology

Human gut microbiome

Special Issue on Crohn’s Disease – Gastroenterology Clinics of North America

Review: Insights into defective serological memory after acute lymphoblastic leukaemia treatment: The role of the plasma cell survival niche, memory B-cells and gut microbiota in vaccine responses – Shanie Saghafian-Hedengren et al. – Blood Reviews

Review: Circadian Clocks and Metabolism: Implications for Microbiome and Aging – Georgios K. Paschos and Garret A. FitzGerald – Trends in Genetics

Human gut-microbiome-brain axis

*Microbial regulation of microRNA expression in the amygdala and prefrontal cortex – Alan E. Hoban et al. – Microbiome

Press: Feeling anxious? Your gut bacteria might be to blame – Honor Whiteman – Medical News Today

Review: The microbiota–gut–brain axis in obesity – Cristina Torres-Fuentes and Harriët Schellekens et al. – The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Commentary: The Microbiome as a Key Regulator of Brain, Behaviour and Immunity: Commentary on the 2017 Named Series – Michael T. Bailey and John F. Cryan – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Animal experiments

Probiotics Modulete Gut Microbiota and Improve Insulin Sensitivity in DIO Mice: Probiotics Modulete Microbiota and Insulin Action – Renata A. Bagarolli et al. – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

*Mice: Metabolic, Epigenetic, and Transgenerational Effects of Gut Bacterial Choline Consumption – Kymberleigh A. Romano et al. – Cell Host & Microbe

*Mice: An Oxidative Central Metabolism Enables Salmonella to Utilize Microbiota-Derived Succinate – Luisella Spiga and Maria G. Winter et al. – Cell Host & Microbe

Piglets: Gut antimicrobial effects and nutritional value of black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens L.) prepupae for weaned piglets – Thomas Spranghers et al. – Animal Feed Science and Technology

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Preprint: Plant genes influence microbial hubs that shape beneficial leaf communities – Benjamin Brachi et al. – bioRxiv

Tree roots select specific bacterial communities in the subsurface critical zone – O. Nicolitch et al. – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Water and extremophile microbiome

Product quality and microbial dynamics during vermicomposting and maturation of compost from pig manure – Iria Villar et al. – Waste Management

Phages and viruses

Immobilization of bacteriophage in wound-dressing nanostructure – Frederico Nogueira et al. – Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine

Microbes in the news

Hunter-gatherer gut microbes change with seasons, researchers say – Andrew Joseph – STAT

Top stories: Life-saving mini-organs, seasonal gut bacteria, and the world’s smallest antennas – Giorgia Guglielmi – Science

Does gut bacteria cause autism? Pathogens in the stomach alter the brain’s development and may increase the risk of condition – Alexandra Thompson – Daily Mail

President Trump’s proposed budget would kill Florida’s beach bacteria testing program – Amy Bennett Williams – News-Press

*Could Cyborg Bacteria Help Us Turn Sunlight into Fuel? – Steve Williams – Care2

Researchers suggest microbiological version of “Anna Karenina principle” – Xinhua Net

Trillions of Bacteria in Your Body are Alien to Science, Study Finds – WSP

Could you go a month without bathing? – Yvonne van Dongen – Stuff

Without fecal transplant, life can be a pain in the butt – Travis Paterson – Victoria News

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