October 7, 2017

Events and jobs

Director of the Microbiome Research Laboratory – UT Southwestern

DOCTORAL STUDENT OR POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER –  Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Helsinki – Application deadline: Nov 5, 2017


General microbiome

Proteinivorax hydrogeniformans sp. nov., an anaerobic, haloalkaliphilic bacterium fermenting proteinaceous compounds with high hydrogen production – Y Boltyanskaya – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Biochemical Features of Beneficial Microbes: Foundations for Therapeutic Microbiology. – MA Engevik – Microbiology Spectrum


Pregnancy and early life

Immunological tolerance, pregnancy and pre-eclampsia: the roles of semen microbes and the father – LC Kenny – bioRxiv


Human respiratory microbiome

Long-term effects of inhaled corticosteroids on sputum bacterial and viral loads in COPD. – M Contoli – The European Respiratory Journal



Human gut microbiome

Bifidobacteria and the infant gut: an example of co-evolution and natural selection. – F Turroni – Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

Inflammatory bactericidal lectin RegIIIβ: Friend or Foe for the host? – T Miki – Gut Microbes

Review: Host-microbiota interplay in mediating immune disorders. – KM Felix – Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Review: Probiotics for the prevention of Hirschsprung-associated enterocolitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. – H Nakamura – Pediatric Surgery International


Animal experiments 

Can intestinal microbiota be associated with non-intestinal cancers? – C Jacqueline – Scientific Reports

Gnotobiotics: getting a grip on the microbiome boom – S Mallapaty – Lab Animal

Nanoparticle curcumin ameliorates experimental colitis via modulation of gut microbiota and induction of regulatory T cells. – M Ohno – PLoS One


Animal microbiome 

Comparative analysis of microbial communities associated with bacteriomes, reproductive organs and eggs of the cicada Subpsaltria yangi. – D Wang – Archives of Microbiology

Antibiotic pretreatment minimizes dietary effects on reconstructure of rumen fluid and mucosal microbiota in goats. – H Shen – Microbiology Open

Elucidating the microbial community associated with the protein preference of sludge degrading worms – S de Valk – Environmental Technology


Plant, root and soil microbiome

Mycorrhizal fungi show regular community compositions in natural ecosystems. – E Verbruggen – The ISME Journal

Differential contribution of plant-beneficial functions from Pseudomonas kilonensis F113 to root system architecture alterations in Arabidopsis thaliana and Zea mays – J Vacheron – Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions

Nutrient limitation of soil microbial activity during the earliest stages of ecosystem development. – SC Castle – Oecologica


Water microbiome and extremophile 

Bacteria alone establish the chemical basis of the wood-fall chemosynthetic ecosystem in the deep-sea. – D Kalenitchenko – The ISME Journal

Importance of free-living and particle-associated bacteria for the growth of the harmful dinoflagellate Prorocentrum minimum: evidence in culture stages – BS  Park – Marine and Freshwater Research

Metagenomic Sequencing of Microbial Communities from Brackish Water of Pangong Lake of the Northwest Indian Himalayas. – R Rathour – Genome Announcements


Built environment 

Managing the excessive proliferation of glycogen accumulating organisms in industrial activated sludge by nitrogen supplementation: A FISH-NanoSIMS approach – CA Onetto – Systematic and Applied Microbiology



Phages and viruses

Virome and Inflammasomes, a Finely Tuned Balance with Important Consequences for the Host Health. – G Freer – Current Medicinal Chemistry



Preparing for the crewed Mars journey: microbiota dynamics in the confined Mars500 habitat during simulated Mars flight and landing – P Schwendner – Microbiome


Microbes in the news

Puppies Linked To Bacterial Infection Outbreak Across 12 States – Forbes

“Good” Gut Bacteria Linked to Melanoma Immunotherapy Response – GEN

Episode Review: VICE’s ‘Post-Truth News and Microbiome’ – The Hoya

Second grade handwashing experiment leads to big decrease in bacteria, illness – EurekAlert

Validating microbiome claims:Including the latest DNA techniques-Formulation Summit – Cosmetics Design Europe

Macromolecules: Weapons in the Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance  – American Veterinarian

Scientists are trying to figure out how to keep bacteria from running rampant on space missions – Popular Science

Bacteria can spread antibiotic resistance through soil – Phys.org

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