October 27, 2017

A dynamic Digest today. A variety of articles in human and other microbiome research. The ongoing discussion on reproducible research and P value. For us junior scientists, what are our career prospects?

General microbiology

Review: Development and regulation of single- and multi-species Candida albicans biofilms – Matthew B. Lohse et al. – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Preprint: Metabolic Interactions Between Dynamic Bacterial Subpopulations – Adam Z Rosenthal et al. – bioRxiv

Human skin microbiome

Review: Staphylococcal Biofilms in Atopic Dermatitis – Tammy Gonzalez et al. – Current Allergy and Asthma Reports

Human oral microbiome

Sociodemographic variation in the oral microbiome – Audrey Renson et al. – bioRxiv

Human lung microbiome

Review: New opportunities for managing acute and chronic lung infections – William O. C. M. Cookson et al. – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Gut microbiota and host metabolism: what relationship? – Mithieux G – Neuroendocrinology

Review: Pharmabiotics as an Emerging Medication for Metabolic Syndrome and Its Related Diseases – Thi Thanh Binh Nguyen and Yan Yan Jin et al. – Molecules

Review: The Gastrointestinal Tract as an Integrator of Mechanical and Hormonal Response to Nutrient Ingestion – Adrian Vella and Michael Camilleri – Diabetes

Molecular, microbiological and clinical characterization of Clostridium difficile isolates from tertiary care hospitals in Colombia – Clara Lina Salazar et al. – PLoS One

Animal experiments

Polyphenol- and caffeine-rich post-fermented Pu-er tea improves diet-induced metabolic syndrome by remodeling intestinal homeostasis in mice – Xiaoyu Gao et al. – Infection and Immunity

Animal microbiome

Exogenous dietary lysozyme improves the growth performance and gut microbiota in broiler chickens targeting the antioxidant and non-specific immunity mRNA expression – Mervat A. Abdel-Latif et al. – PLoS One

Prohibition of antibiotic growth promoters has affected the genomic profiles of Lactobacillus salivarius inhabiting the swine intestine – Jun-Yeong Lee et al. – PLoS One

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Effects of stand age and soil properties on soil bacterial and fungal community composition in Chinese pine plantations on the Loess Plateau – Peng Dang et al. – PLoS One

Tide as Steering Factor in Structuring Archaeal and Bacterial Ammonia-Oxidizing Communities in Mangrove Forest Soils Dominated by Avicennia germinans and Rhizophora mangle – Magalí S. Marcos et al. – Microbial Ecology

Phages and viruses

Preprint: Diagnostic Potential & the Interactive Dynamics of the Colorectal Cancer Virome – Geoffrey D. Hannigan et al. – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Does Chinese Urbanization Change the Microbiome? – Usha B. Nair – Medical News Bulletin

*Healthy ageing? Microbiome study shows same patterns irrespective of age – Nathan Gray – Nutra ingredients.com

Modified bacteria convert petroleum directly into building blocks for plastics – Wageningen University

Releasing the Antibiotics That Lie Dormant in Bacteria – Micronow

Bacteria have a sense of touch – EurekAlert

How Dog and Cat ‘Kisses’ Can Turn Deadly – Erika Engelhaupt – National Geographic

Xin’s non-microbiology picks

*Many junior scientists need to take a hard look at their job prospects – Nature Editorial

*Preprint: The Reproducibility Of Research And The Misinterpretation Of P Values – David Colquhoun – bioRxiv


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