March 10, 2017

Ancient microbial DNA in Neanderthal dental calculus; the role of fungus in inflammatory bowel disease; symbiotic bacteria in the Hawaiian bobtail squid reproductive system; and a colorimetric/electrochemical device for detection of food and waterborne bacteria. Events and jobs Microbiology/Immunology Faculty – West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine – Lewisburg, West Virginia Pregnancy and early life […]

February 24, 2017

Bioassay-guided metabolomics reveal new polyketide macrolactams from termite-associated actinomycete, the microbiota affects host antibody repertoire, artist makes agar molds of her face and grows bacteria on them, the fecal microbiota of Old World vultures. Events and jobs “Research Instructor – Microbiology & Immunology” at the Medical University of South Carolina General microbiome Review: Carcinogenesis and […]

February 15, 2017

Today’s digest features a review on the major mechanisms by which the intestinal microbiota confers protection against infections, studies showing that depression alters gut microbiota while sleep restriction over several consecutive days does not overtly influence the composition of the microbiome. General microbiome Microbial communities change in an anaerobic digestion after application of microbial electrolysis cells – […]

February 8, 2017

A dense Digest today, a lot of reviews on the human gut microbiome, a plethora of papers on plant, soil and water microbiomes, and an alarmingly high rate of multi-drug resistant bacteria from human fecal samples in China Jobs Teaching and Learning Fellow in Microbiome Data Analysis – University of British Columbia Microbiology Quality Technician […]

February 1, 2017

General Microbiome Microbial Partnerships of Pathogenic Oomycetes-M Larousse-PLoS Pathogens Biocontrol of Virulent Ralstonia solanacearum isolates by an Indigenous Bacillus cereus-H Mandal-Journal of Agricultural Technology Flow Cytometric Single-Cell Identification of Populations in Synthetic Bacterial Communities-P Rubbens-PLoS ONE Assessment of Metabolic changes in Mycobacterium smegmatis wild type and alr mutant strains: evidence for a new pathway of […]

January 31, 2017

Todays picks include nice reviews on microbiome engineering, and one on skin microbiomes in humans and animals. Biodegredation of mononitrophenol isomers by a tailor-made microbial consortium.  Quite a lot of microbiome news – from autism to inflammatory bowel disease.   Events and jobs Microbiome Scientist Job – Merck – Cambridge, MA   General microbiome Review: Microbiome […]

January 29, 2017

A post on fecal transplats, the gut microbiome of cranes, fungal diversity of soils, and much more. Events and Jobs Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Immunology & Tropical Medicine at George Washington University General microbiome The Stromal Intervention: Regulation of Immunity and Inflammation at the Epithelial-Mesenchymal Barrier – Roni Nowarski – Cell Effect of adsorbants on in […]

January 28, 2017

Among todays picks; Microbiota Transfer Therapy improves gastrointestinal and autism symptoms. Primate microbiota is linked to degree of host sociality. Identifying microbial community changes in space and time opens a door to predicting ecosystem level functioning. Native soil microbes help native plants compete with exotics. Metal toxicity and stress response adaptations represent an important selective […]

January 15, 2017

Microbes in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, review on the female urinary microbiota, koalas with “wet bottom”, virus metagenomics of the Namib desert, biosignatures in fossils. Jobs Microbiome Research Associate Job – Merck Research Laboratories – Cambridge, MA – Science Careers Human urinary tract microbiome * Review: The female urinary microbiota, urinary health and common urinary disorders – […]

January 13, 2017

Nutrient acquisition by gut microbes, handling stress and gut microbiota changes in mice, evaluation of the MinION for microbiome studies. Human gut microbiome * Structural basis for nutrient acquisition by dominant members of the human gut microbiota – Amy J. Glenwright – Nature New light shed on functioning of human gut bacteria – Science Daily Metabolic […]