August 29, 2020

Good morning! Today’s post features a wide variety of interesting topics ranging from the role of the microbiome in attacking cancerous tumors, the potential use of extremophiles in Mars’ habitability and the association of worsening of NAFLD with cardiometabolic function. There is also a nice symposium report on the role of probiotics to a healthy microbiota and a fascinating look into the bacterial nano-universe using Cryo-ET.

Enjoy!!

COVID-19

An adenovirus-vectored COVID-19 vaccine confers protection from SARS-COV-2 challenge in rhesus macaques OPEN. Liqiang Feng, et al. Nature

HUMAN GUT MICROBIOME

Association of worsening of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease with cardiometabolic function and intestinal bacterial overgrowth: A cross-sectional study. Marília Marques Pereira Lira, et al. PLOS ONE

[HTML] Bifidobacterium adolescentis as a key member of the human gut microbiota in the production of GABA. S Duranti, et al. – Scientific Reports

[PDF] The role of probiotics on the roadmap to a healthy microbiota: a symposium report. S Lockyer, et al. – Gut Microbiome

PLANT, ROOT AND SOIL MICROBIOME

Preprint: [PDF] Geological Characteristics of Close Geographical Related Vineyards Influence Microbiomes of Two Soil Depth Profiles With Potential Impacts on Wine Quality. L Nerva, et al. Research Square

ANIMAL EXPERIMENTS

How the environment and the microbiome jointly shape the body. Phys.Org

ANIMAL EXPERIMENTS

News article: New insight into microbiome’s role in attacking cancerous tumours. THE WEEK

PHAGES AND VIRUSES

News article: HIV enters deep sleep in people who naturally control the virus. Nature

Preprint: Induction of selective cell death in HIV-1-infected cells by DDX3 inhibitors leads to depletion of the inducible reservoir. Shringar Rao, et al. bioRxiv

WATER AND EXTREMOPHILE MICROBIOME

[PDF] Can Halophilic and Psychrophilic Microorganisms Modify the Freezing/Melting Curve of Cold Salty Solutions? Implications for Mars Habitability. L Garcia-Descalzo, et al.- Astrobiology

BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Metagenomic characterization of microbial communities on plasticized fabric materials exposed to harsh tropical environments. O Radwan, et al. – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

BIOINFORMATICS

Gut metagenomics-derived genes as potential biomarkers of Parkinson’s disease. Y Qian, et al. – Brain

[HTML] CRISPR screens in the era of microbiomes. F Rousset, et al. – Current Opinion in Microbiology

[HTML] Microbial single-cell omics: the crux of the matter. AK Kaster, et al. – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

[HTML] Bionetworks, system biology, and superorganisms. M Nicoletti – Insect-Borne Diseases in the 21st Century

TECHNIQUES

[HTML] Exploring the bacterial nano-universe. N Söderholm, et al. – Current Opinion in Structural Biology

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