April 30, 2020

Hello everyone! I hope you are all staying safe and healthy.

COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2

[Preprint]: Evaluation of 19 antiviral drugs against SARS-CoV-2 Infection – Liu et al.

Multi-site human microbiome

[Preprint] Topologically correct synthetic reconstruction of pathogen social behavior found in deep tissue sites – Clark et al.

Human gut microbiome

Association of Short-Chain Fatty Acids in the Gut Microbiome With Clinical Response to Treatment With Nivolumab or Pembrolizumab in Patients With Solid Cancer Tumors – Nomura et al. – JAMA Network

Genetic and metabolic links between the murine microbiome and memory – Mao et al. – BMC

Drosophila as a model for the gut microbiome – Ludington & Ja – PLOS Pathogens

Human respiratory microbiome

Combined bacterial and fungal targeted amplicon sequencing of respiratory samples: Does the DNA extraction method matter? – Angebault et al. – PLOS One

Human oral microbiome

Oral Microbiome Profiling in Smokers with and without Head and Neck Cancer Reveals Variations Between Health and Disease – Sharma et al. – Cancer Prevention Research

Animal microbiome

Coculturing of Mosquito‐Microbiome Bacteria Promotes Heme Degradation in Elizabethkingia anophelis – Ganely et al. – Chemistry Europe

Plant and soil microbiome

The responses of the soil bacterial communities and enzyme activities to the edaphic properties of coal mining areas in Central China – Sun et al. – PLOS One

Water and extremophile microbiome

Network-directed efficient isolation of previously uncultivated Chloroflexi and related bacteria in hot spring microbial mats – Xian et al – Nature

Microbes in space

Crewmember microbiome may influence microbial composition of ISS habitable surfaces – Avila-Herrera et al. – PLOS One

Phages

Structure and conformational cycle of a bacteriophage-encoded chaperonin – Bracher et al. – PLOS One

Technology

An open-source robotic platform that enables automated monitoring of replicated biofilm cultivations using optical coherence tomography – Gierl et al. – Nature

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