March 5, 2020

Today’s Digest is heavy, so you might want to pace yourself. It’s hard to pick the highlights, but I’m biased towards fungal research, so first about a wake-up call to look at the fungi seriously. The insects might provide for remedy against antibiotic resistance and is the dust settled on the sparse fetal intestinal microbiota? […]

February 8, 2020

Have a nice Saturday, everyone! Today, in this Digest: several reviews, including some of them about the microbiome and Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Autism, Chemotherapy, C. difficile infection and more. Additionally, there is a very interesting study (Obata et al., Nature), showing new evidence about the relationship between the microbiota, the gut, and the nervous system.  […]

February 2, 2020

Have a nice Sunday! Today, in this Digest we have several papers about the relationship between the microbiome and different neurological/psychological conditions, such as ASD, depression or anxiety, or about the microbiome and the inflammatory bowel disease. Enjoy!   Human and General Microbiome Review: Host-microbiota interactions in inflammatory bowel disease – Roberta Caruso – Nature […]

September 20, 2019

Have a nice day! In this digest, an interesting study about the relationship between peripheral serotonin synthesis and host glucose homeostasis, as well as another study showing the long-term maintained high levels of Proteobacteria in Crohn’s disease. And, of course, more papers!   Human and General Microbiome Are we Ready for a “Microbiome-Guided Behaviour” Approach? […]

September 9, 2019

Good Morning! Many research articles are posted! Highlights include a study describing hyper targeted phages in the human gut and a virome database, and construction of a pathway in a heterologus organism to pruduce secondary bile molecules for efforts to engineer and control bacterial metabolites in diseases. Happy readings! Human oral microbiotaIdentification of Initial Colonizing […]

September 6, 2019

Today’s rich Digest features a report on how persister pathogens can spread antibiotic resistant plasmids, a study on how diet might alleviate Alzheimer’s, and a screen for the effect of microbiome on diabetes drug efficacy. Other highlights include the evolution and ecology of animal gut microbial communities, microbial communities in soils with radioactive contamination, and […]

June 22, 2019

Have a nice Saturday! Today, in this Digest: A set of reviews about the relationship between the microbiome and autism-related complications, Helicobacter infection, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and hypertension; a study about potential microbiome changes on fibromyalgia, the microbiota of milk in primates, the relationship between genomic and microbiome content in pigs and an interesting […]

June 3, 2019

Good Morning! Highlights from Monday’s digest include understanding the evolution of the E. coli chemosensory machinery from an ancient form with a stress response pathway function, curriculum design and evaluation tool for developing bioinformatics competencies and strain-dependent induction of gastric dysbiosis and gastric cancers investigated in the animal model, Mongolian gerbil. General microbiology Repurposing a […]

May 23, 2019

Composition of the human mucosa-associated microbiota, changes in gut microbial diversity with social rank in cichlid fish, microbes supporting sustainable rice production, the effects of tweeting on article engagement in medical education. General microbiome Global change microbiology — big questions about small life for our future – Antje Boetius – Nature Reviews Microbiology Human oral […]