December 2, 2017

Events and jobs
PhD Student – Developing and validating a computational model of the gut microbiota–mucosa interactions to replace and reduce animal experiments – Birmingham, UK

Assistant/Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology – SUNY Upstate Medical University – Syracuse, NY

Microbiology Manager – Cranleigh Scientific – Kent, England

Adjunct Anatomy and Physiology and Microbiology Instructor – City College – Altamonte Springs, FL

Program Manager – Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Assistant Professor, Statistics and Microbiology – The University of Manitoba – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Human respiratory microbiome
Making It Last: Storage Time and Temperature Have Differential Impacts on Metabolite Profiles of Airway Samples from Cystic Fibrosis Patients – Stephen Wandro – MSystems

Human skin microbiome
Effects of cosmetics on the skin microbiome of facial cheeks with different hydration levels. – Silvia Esmeralda Pérez-Topete – Microbiology Open

Propionibacterium acnes induces autophagy in keratinocytes: involvement of multiple mechanisms. – Klára Megyeri – The Journal Of Investigative Dermatology

Human oral microbiome
A comparative study of the oral microbiome compositions of healthy postmenopausal, premenopausal, and prepubertal Nigerian females, using 16s rrna metagenomics methods. – K C Anukam – Nigerian Journal Of Clinical Practice

Oral Microbiome Composition Reflects Prospective Risk for Esophageal Cancers – Brandilyn A. Peters – Cancer Research

Review
Microbial colonization of the periodontal pocket and its significance for periodontal therapy. – Andrea Mombelli – Periodontology 2000

Review: Resilience of the Oral Microbiota in Health: Mechanisms That Prevent Dysbiosis. – B T Rosier – Journal Of Dental Research

Human gut microbiome
Specific substrate-driven changes in human faecal microbiota composition contrast with functional redundancy in short-chain fatty acid production. – Nicole Reichardt – The Isme Journal

A novel Ruminococcus gnavus clade enriched in inflammatory bowel disease patients – Andrew Brantley Hall – Genome Medicine

Characteristics of Fecal Microbiota in Pediatric Crohn’s Disease and Their Dynamic Changes During Infliximab Therapy. – Yizhong Wang – Journal Of Crohn’S & Colitis

Antibiotic Resistome in a large-scale healthy human gut microbiota deciphered by metagenomic and network analyses. – Jie Feng – Environmental Microbiology

Involvement of shared mucosal-associated microbiota in the duodenum and rectum in diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome. – Gangping Li – Journal Of Gastroenterology And Hepatology

Review: Are the decrease in circulating anti-α1,3-Gal IgG and the lower content of galactosyl transferase A1 in the microbiota of patients with multiple sclerosis a novel environmental risk factor for the disease? – Emmanuel Montassier – Molecular Immunology

Review: Combined therapies to treat complex diseases: The role of the gut microbiota in multiple sclerosis. – Laura Calvo-Barreiro – Autoimmunity Reviews

Review: Computational profiling of the gut–brain axis: microflora dysbiosis insights to neurological disorders – Nikolas Dovrolis – Briefings in Bioinformatics

Animal experiments
IL-17 is a protection effector against the adherent-invasive Escherichia coli in murine colitis. – Hai-Jia Zhang – Molecular Immunology

Changes in gut microbiota during development of compulsive checking and locomotor sensitization induced by chronic treatment with the dopamine agonist quinpirole. – Tony D Jung – Behavioural Pharmacology

Potential Impact of Metabolic and Gut Microbial Response to Pregnancy and Lactation in Lean and Diet-Induced Obese Rats on Offspring Obesity Risk. – Heather A Paul – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Clostridium butyricum exerts a neuroprotective effect in a mouse model of traumatic brain injury via the gut-brain axis. – H Li – Neurogastroenterology And Motility : The Official Journal Of The European Gastrointestinal Motility Society

Impacts of diarrhea on the immune system, intestinal environment, and expression of PGRPs in New Zealand rabbits – Yang Chen – PeerJ

Animal microbiome
Multi-level comparisons of cloacal, skin, feather and nest-associated microbiota suggest considerable influence of horizontal acquisition on the microbiota assembly of sympatric woodlarks and skylarks. – H Pieter J van Veelen – Microbiome

Microbiota and environmental stress: how pollution affects microbial communities in Manila clams – M. Milan – Aquatic Toxicology

Production and biotechnological potentialities of extracellular polymeric substances from sponge-associated Antarctic bacteria – Consolazione Caruso – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Review: Wild gut microbiota protect from disease. – Francesca S Gazzaniga – Cell Research

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Symbionts protect aphids from parasitic wasps by attenuating herbivore-induced plant volatiles. – Enric Frago – Nature Communications

Microbial decomposition is highly sensitive to leaf litter emersion in a permanent temperate stream. – Juanita Mora-Gómez – The Science Of The Total Environment

Influence of fertilizers and rice cultivation methods on the abundance and diversity of phyllosphere microbiome. – Shobit Thapa – Journal Of Basic Microbiology

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the guts of insects feeding on plants: prospects for discovering plant-derived antibiotics. – Katarzyna Ignasiak – Bmc Microbiology

Bacterial endosymbionts influence host sexuality and reveal reproductive genes of early divergent fungi – Stephen J. Mondo – Nature Communications

Organic amendments shift the phosphorus-correlated microbial co-occurrence pattern in the peanut rhizosphere network during long-term fertilization regimes – Yan Chen – Applied Soil Ecology

The interactive effects of arbuscular mycorrhiza and plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria synergistically enhance host plant defences against pathogens – Alejandro Pérez-de-Luque – Scientific Reports

The impact of post-fire salvage logging on microbial nitrogen cyclers in Mediterranean forest soil – Lily Pereg – Science of the Total Environment

Review: Yeast population of the Kindo Peninsula lichens – A. V. Kachalkin – Microbiology

Review: Bacterial Endophyte Colonization and Distribution within Plants – Shyam L. Kandel – Microorganisms

Review: Emerging Microbial Biocontrol Strategies for Plant Pathogens – Sharifah Farhana Syed Ab Rahman – Plant Science

Water and extremophile microbiome
Microbial life on a sand grain: from bulk sediment to single grains. – David Probandt – The Isme Journal

Tracking active groundwater microbes with D2 O labeling to understand their ecosystem function. – Martin Taubert – Environmental Microbiology

Variability of the composition of the microbial community of the deep subsurface thermal aquifer in Western Siberia – V. V. Kadnikov – Microbiology

Cyanobacterial community structure in hot water springs of Indian North-Western Himalayas: A morphological, molecular and ecological approach – Yadvinder Singh – Algal Research

Built environment
Polar solar panels: Arctic and Antarctic microbiomes display similar taxonomic profiles. – Kristie Tanner – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Microorganisms of low-temperature heavy oil reservoirs (Russia) and their possible application for enhanced oil recovery – T. N. Nazina – Microbiology

Food microbiology
Review: Cereal fiber, fruit fiber, and type 2 diabetes: Explaining the paradox. – Karen M Davison – Journal Of Diabetes And Its Complications

Probiotics / prebiotics
Exploring the Impact of Food on the Gut Ecosystem Based on the Combination of Machine Learning and Network Visualization. – Hideaki Shima – Nutrients

Translational Development of Microbiome-Based Therapeutics: Kinetics of E. coli Nissle and Engineered Strains in Humans and Nonhuman Primates. – Caroline Kurtz – Clinical And Translational Science

Phages and viruses
Distribution and Inferred Evolutionary Characteristics of a Chimeric ssDNA Virus Associated with Intertidal Marine Isopods – Kalia S. I. Bistolas – Viruses

Microbial Ecology
Recipient-Biased Competition for an Intracellularly Generated Cross-Fed Nutrient Is Required for Coexistence of Microbial Mutualists – Alexandra L. McCully – mBio

Review: Cell-cell recognition and social networking in bacteria. – Vera Troselj – Environmental Microbiology

Bioinformatics
Functional sequencing read annotation for high precision microbiome analysis. – Chengsheng Zhu – Nucleic Acids Research

Reader reaction on the fast small-sample kernel independence test for microbiome community-level association analysis. – Bin Guo – Biometrics

Optimizing and evaluating the reconstruction of Metagenome-assembled microbial genomes – Bhavya Papudeshi – BMC Genomics

Resources and tools for the high-throughput, multi-omic study of intestinal microbiota – Aitor Blanco-Míguez – Briefings in Bioinformatics

Techniques
Identifying metabolites by integrating metabolome databases with mass spectrometry cheminformatics – Zijuan Lai – Nature Methods

Brief guide to the analysis, interpretation and presentation of microbiota data. – Stefan Zalewski – Archives Of Disease In Childhood. Education And Practice Edition

Optimized fluorescent proteins for the rhizosphere-associated bacterium Bacillus mycoides with endophytic and biocontrol agent potential. – Yanglei Yi – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Genome Announcements
Complete Genome Sequence of Bacillus altitudinis P-10, a Potential Bioprotectant against Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae, Isolated from Rice Rhizosphere in Java, Indonesia. – Anto Budiharjo – Genome Announcements

Mrakia arctica sp. nov., a new psychrophilic yeast isolated from an ice island in the Canadian High Arctic – Masaharu Tsuji – Mycoscience

Microbes in the news
New research provides insights into the skin microbiome – EurekAlert

Lab notes: The vaginal microbiome can predict whether a woman is going to have a premature baby – Scroll.in
Paper link: First-trimester vaginal microbiome diversity: A potential indicator of preterm delivery risk  (posted Nov 27, 2017)

How Bacteria Help Regulate Blood Pressure – Veronique Greenwood – Quanta Magazine

Gut Bacteria Predict Responses, Survival Time to PD-1 Cancer Immunotherapy – Bryant Furlow – Modern Medicine Network

Synthetic Glycolipids As A New Class Of Antimicrobials To Down-Regulate Cell Wall Functions – Narayanaswamy Jayaraman – Science Trends

The microbiological art of making a better sausage – Phys.Org

Will microbial protein replace meat on the table? – Digital Journal – Tim Sandle

New 3-D printed materials harness the power of bacteria – Maria Temming – Science News

Scientists Have Expanded the Genetic Code in Bacteria – Brad Jones – Futurism

Microbes on the market
Qiagen Joins French Biotech to Build the Next Generation of Microbiome Technology – Alex Dale – European Biotech News

DuPont and Ireland’s APC venture forward in microbiome-inspired pact – Will Chu – Nutra Ingredients

Rebiotix Announces Expansion of Phase 1 Trial of the Company’s Oral Capsule Microbiota Product, RBX7455, Following Successful Completion of Initial Study Arms – Markets Insider

Science, publishing, and career
Five ways to fix statistics – Jeff Leek – Nature

Tiffany’s non-microbiology picks
An Open Letter to the Senate Concerning H.R.1 and the Graduate Student Tax Provision – Alana Van Dervort
# A letter (that you can sign) against one part of the bill that passed this morning

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