April 25th, 2021

Today’s digest shows some great papers, with two highlights. The first being the value of a ketogenic diet on treating drug-resistant epilepsy in children, suggesting gut microbial dysbiosis is responsible for the drug resistance. the second is a thorough analysis of both the developing microbiota in goats using metagenomics and metatranscriptomics by Pan et al. Enjoy!

Gut microbiome

(Preprint) Gut microbiota diversity and C-Reactive Protein are predictors of disease severity in COVID-19 patients – Moreira-Rosário et al. Bioxriv.

HPV infection and bacterial microbiota in the semen from healthy men. – Tuomimen et al. BMC Infectious Diseases.

(Review) Gastrointestinal dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease: molecular pathology and implications of gut microbiome, probiotics, and fecal microbiota transplantation – Metta et al. Journal of Neurology.

Gut flora and metabolism are altered in epilepsy and partially restored after ketogenic diets – Gong et al. Microbial pathogenesis.

Vaginal microbiome

Oral administration of Lactobacillus crispatus M247 to papillomavirus-infected women: results of a preliminary, uncontrolled, open trial – Di Pierro et al. Minerva Obstrestics and Gynecology.

Animal experiments

(Preview) Bugs R Us: Restoring sociability with microbiota in autism. – Bellone and Lüscher. Cell reports medicine.

Anti-aging effects of a functional food via the action of gut microbiota and metabolites in aging mice – Zhang et al. Aging.

Animal microbiome

Dynamics of rumen gene expression,microbiome colonization, and their interplay in goats – Pan et al. BMC Genomics.

Evolution of rumen and oral microbiota incalves is influenced by age and time of weaning – Amin et al. Animal Microbiome

Plant, root and soil microbiome

(Review) Impacts of wildfire on soil microbiome in Boreal environments – Köster et al. Current opinion in Environmental Science & Health.

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