May 8, 2018

Today’s Digest is again short and sweet. Human RNA interacts with oral commensals, viral communities diverge between different delivery modes, and Wash U researchers reveal how soil bacteria can digest antibiotics.Today’s Digest is again short and sweet. Human RNA interacts with oral commensals, viral communities diverge between different delivery modes, and Wash U researchers reveal how soil bacteria can digest antibiotics.

Jobs and Events

Microbial Sequencing and Analytics Core Director – Cleveland Clinic – Cleveland, OH, United States

Microbial Culturing and Engineering Core Director – Cleveland Clinic – Cleveland, OH, United States

Personalization and the microbiome in precision medicine: Probiota Americas 2018 program revealed – Stephen Daniells – NutraIngredients-USA

Pregnancy and early life

Preprint: The developing premature infant gut microbiome is a major factor shaping the microbiome of neonatal intensive care unit rooms – Brandon Brooks et al. – bioRxiv

Human oral microbiome

** Human tRNA-Derived Small RNAs Modulate Host–Oral Microbial Interactions – X He & F Li et al. – Journal of Dental Research

Press: UCLA researchers discover cellular messengers communicate with bacteria in the mouth – Brianna Aldrich – UCLA Newsroom

Animal experiments

Mouse: Frontline Science: Microbiota reconstitution restores intestinal integrity after cisplatin therapy – Alfredo Perales‐Puchalt & Jairo Perez‐Sanz et al. – Journal of Leukocyte Biology

Preprint: Antibiotic-induced dysbiosis predicts mortality in an animal model of Clostridium difficile infection – Charles Burdet et al. – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome

Screening of polyhydroxyalkanoate- producing bacteria and PhaC-encoding genes in two hypersaline microbial mats from Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur, Mexico – Carolina A. Martı ́nez-Gutie ́rrez et al. – PeerJ

Phages and viruses
** Viromes of one year old infants reveal the impact of birth mode on microbiome diversity – Angela McCann, Feargal J. Ryan, & Stephen R. Stockdale et al. – PeerJ

Microbes in the news

Are the gut microbiota determined by genes or the environment? – C.I. Villamil – Medical News Bulletin

The Skin microbiota: a target for Next Generation active ingredients – M. Bey, E. Filaire and JY. Berthon – Premium Beauty News

AI Detects Patterns Of Gut Microbes for Cholera Risk – Marla Vacek Broadfoot – Duke Today

Catheter-associated Infections: Prevention using Polymers – Christine Kelly

Faecal bacteria found in coffee shop ice after random checks – BBC

** Wash U researchers reveal how some bacteria are able to eat antibiotics –  Shahla Farzan – St. Louis Public Radio

Superbugs: are we returning to an era where bacteria are a major killer without a cure? – Anthony McDonnell – LSE blogs

What does ape dung tell us about human health? Gut bacteria in primates’ faeces suggests we are deficient in fibre – Alexandra Thompson – Daily Mail

Vegan Kimchi Is Microbially Pretty Close to the Original – Marissa Fessenden – Smithsonian Mag

Calf gut health starts at birth – Jennifer Carrico – High Plains Journal

Microbes on the market

Amway signs R&D partnership – Rachel Watson – GRBJ

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