March 20, 2018

Still short and sweet. Highlights include combining bacterial and archaeal membranes, a reference catalog for the rumen microbiome and your gut microbiome keeping you awake at night, but really?

Jobs

Research Associate, Microbiology – Kintai Therapeutics – Cambridge, MA

Partners with relevant publications are needed – Faculty of Agriculture, Ain Shams University – Egypt

Biomedical Scientist or Trainee Biomedical Scientist (Microbiology) – York Teaching Hospital, UK

General microbiology

Identification of Biofilm Inhibitors by Screening Combinatorial Libraries of Metal Oxide Thin Films – Michal M. Dykas et al. – Applied Materials and Interfaces

** Converting Escherichia coli into an archaebacterium with a hybrid heterochiral membrane – Antonella Caforio et al. – PNAS, USA

Press: Scientists engineer new life form with mixed Bacteria and Archaea membrane – Tibi Puiu – ZME Science

Preprint: Antibiotic-induced cell chaining triggers pneumococcal competence by reshaping quorum sensing to autocrine signaling – Arnau Domenech et al. – bioRxiv

Animal microbiome

** Cultivation and sequencing of rumen microbiome members from the Hungate1000 Collection – Rekha Seshadri et al. – Nature Biotechnology

Press: A reference catalog for the rumen microbiome – Joint Genome Institute, DOE

Water and extremophile microbiome

Preprint: Growth arrest in the active rare biosphere – Bela Hausmann et al. – bioRxiv

Phages and viruses

Preprint: Avian keratin disorder of Alaska black-capped chickadees is associated with Poecivirus infection – Maxine Zylberberg et al. -bioRxiv

Technology

Essay: Which experimental systems should we use for human microbiome science? – Angela E. Douglas – PLoS Biology

Preprint: Efficient genome editing of Magnetospirillum magneticum AMB-1 by CRISPR-Cas9 system for analyzing magnetotactic behavior – Haitao Chen et al. – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Could the Microbiome Treat Side Effects of Stem Cell Transplants? – Alexander Burik – Labiotech

Rapid Starch Increases, Decreases in Horse Diets Upset Gut Microbiome – Kristen M. Janicki – the Horse

** Could it be your gut keeping you awake at night? – Kate Leaver – the Guardian

Molecular cuisine for gut bacteria – ScienceDaily

Bacteria churn out a million potential protein drugs – KATRINA KRÄMER – ChemistryWorld

Bacteria that can kill wild sheep and goats has never turned up in Alaska — until now – Zaz Hollander – Anchorage Daily News

News Bites: New molecule able to kill drug-resistant bacteria, FDA approves at-home breast cancer risk test – Chu Meiyi – MIMS Today

Non-antibiotic drugs promote antibiotic resistance – The Economist

Microbes on the market

Microbiome Therapeutics Market Overview with Qualitative analysis, Competitive landscape & Forecast 2023 – Healthcare Journal

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