June 18, 2017

Quite a large Digest for a Sunday, with most picks being on soil microbiome and some interesting animal papers including how microbial genetic composition may tune host longevity (Bing Han – Cell)

General microbiome

Reply to Wang and Chen: An ancient origin of magnetotactic bacteria – Wei Lin – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Microbiome and Longevity: Gut Microbes Send Signals to Host Mitochondria – Jan Gruber – Cell

Human gut microbiome

The Human Microbiome and the Missing Heritability Problem – Santiago Sandoval-Motta – Frontiers in Genetics

Bacteriophages important for FMT efficacy – Iain Dickson – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Postmortem succession of gut microbial communities in deceased human subjects – Jennifer M. DeBruyn – Peerj

Urinary metabolic insights into host-gut microbial interactions in healthy and IBD children – Francois-Pierre Martin – World Journal of Gastroenterology

Animal experiments

Profound perturbation induced by triclosan exposure in mouse gut microbiome: a less resilient microbial community with elevated antibiotic and metal resistomes – Bei Gao – BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology

Vitamin A deficiency in mice results in a hypermetabolic state, dysbiosis and alterations in bacterial metabolism – Yuan Tian – The Journal of Immunology

Host–microbiota interactions in Caenorhabditis elegans and their significance – Michael Shapira – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Microbial Genetic Composition Tunes Host Longevity – Bing Han – Cell

Probabilistic Invasion Underlies Natural Gut Microbiome Stability – Benjamin Obadia – Current Biology

Animal microbiome

Metagenomic survey of bacteria associated with the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) – Krzysztof Dudek – European Journal of Entomology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial mechanisms controlling the rhizosphere effect of ryegrass on degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in an aged-contaminated agricultural soil – Meixia Guo – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Illumina-Based Analysis of Bulk and Rhizosphere Soil Bacterial Communities in Paddy Fields Under Mixed Heavy Metal Contamination – HE Huaidong  – Pedosphere

Paracoccus hibisci sp. nov., isolated from the rhizosphere of Hibiscus syriacus L. (Mugunghwa flower) – Zheng-Fei Yan – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

The role of Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria in improving nitrogen use efficiency for sustainable crop production: a focus on wheat – Nilde Antonella Di Benedetto – AIMS Microbiology Special Issue: Plant probiotic bacteria: solutions to feed the World

Molecular Communication and Nutrient Transfer of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi, Symbiotic Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria, and Host Plant in Tripartite Symbiosis – Chunling Chang – Legume Nitrogen Fixation in Soils with Low Phosphorus Availability

Experimental study on the effects of underground CO2 leakage on soil microbial consortia – Fu Chen – International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control

The Impact of Hydration and Temperature on Bacterial Diversity in Arid Soil Mesocosms – Adam Št’ovíček – Frontiers in Microbiology

In vitro and in silico characterization of metagenomic soil-derived cellulases capable of hydrolyzing oil palm empty fruit bunch – Laura Marcela Palma Medina – Biotechnology Reports

The impacts of organic amendments: Do they confer stability against drought on the soil microbial community? – F. Bastida – Soil Biology and Biochemistry


Review: Harnessing Whole Genome Sequencing in Medical Mycology – Christina A Cuomo – Current Fungal Infection Reports

From complex gut communities to minimal microbiomes via cultivation – Thomas Clavel – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Microbiome ‘fingerprint’ shows donor microbes persist in fecal transplant recipients –R Kumar – Healio Gastroenterology

New Pasteurization Alternative Sanitizes Milk Without Killing Good Bacteria – Luke Dormehl – Digitaltrends

Gut Bacteria May Help Slow Down Process of Ageing – NDTV

Gut microbiota – Tiny helpers against Samonella – Innovations-report

11 June, 2017

Events and jobs

Doctoral researcher in Microbiology/Virology – Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ – Germany

General microbiome

Review: Role of Gut Microbiota in Rheumatoid Arthritis – Y. Maeda – Journal of Clinical Medicine
Review: The Mycobiome: Impact on Health and Disease States –  N. El-Jurdi – Microbiology Spectrum

Pregnancy and early life

Review: Early-Life Host–Microbiome Interphase: The Key Frontier for Immune Development – N. Amenyogbe – Frontiers in Pediatrics

Human skin microbiome

Temporal Dynamics Of Relative Abundances And Bacterial Succession In Chronic Wound Communities – C.D. Tipton – Wound Repair and Regeneration

Human vaginal microbiome

Therapeutic Opportunities in the Vaginal Microbiome – G. Reid – Microbiology Spectrum

Human gut microbiome

Review: Microbial Impact on Host Metabolism: Opportunities for Novel Treatments of Nutritional Disorders? – H. Plovier – Microbiology Spectrum
Nickel-resistant bacteria isolated in human microbiome – E.A. Lusi – New Microbes and New Infections

Animal experiments

Keratin 8 reduces colonic permeability and maintains gut microbiota homeostasis, protecting against colitis and colitisassociated tumorigenesis – C. Liu – Oncotarget
Evolution of commensal bacteria in the intestinal tract of mice – A. Sousa – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Animal microbiome

Gut Microbiota Dysbiosis in Postweaning Piglets: Understanding the Keys to Health – R. Gresse – Trends in Microbiology
Diet shifts provoke complex and variable changes in the metabolic networks of the ruminal microbiome – S.M. Wolff – Microbiome

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Community analysis of Persian oak fungal microbiome under dust storm conditions – N.H. Doust – Fungal Ecology
Maternal effects on phenotype, resistance and the structuring of fungal communities in Eucalyptus grandis – M. Vivas – Environmental and Experimental Botany
Review: Iron and Immunity – E.H. Verbon – Annual Review of Phytopathology
Dispersal enhances beta diversity in nectar microbes – R.L. Vannette – Ecology Letters

Water and extremophile microbiome

Application of long amplicon propidium monoazide-PCR to assess the effects of temperature and background microbiota on pathogens in river water – A. Banihashemi – Journal of Water and Health

Microbes in the news

Gut bacteria can stop cancer drugs from working – S. Reardon – Nature News
Fungi revive starving bacteria – K. Evans – Labroots
Did the microbiome help drive human evolution? – S.E. Erdman – STAT news

June 5, 2017

Microbiology today

We have a group of nice articles on careers in microbiology and chance to view  “Women in Microbiology – Esther Lederberg” a live session from Microbe 2017. Science articles today include Predictors of phenotypic switching in bacteria, Determinants of bone mass regulation by the gut microbiota (in mice), and Phylogenetic and functional diversity of bacteria in soils.

Events and jobs

Microbiology Associate – CryoLife Inc – Kennesaw, GA

General microbiome

Preprint: Dynamical predictors of an imminent phenotypic switch in bacteria – H. Wang – BioRxiv

Preprint: Metabolic changes of the host-pathogen environment in a Cryptosporidium infection – C. Miller – BioRxiv

Human respiratory microbiome

The microbial changes in subgingival plaques of orthodontic patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials – R. Guo – BMC Oral Health

The lung microbiota (in French) – M. Ploton – Archives de Pédiatrie

Human gut microbiome

Review: Gut microbiota and acute graft-versus-host disease – K. Yoshioka – Pharmacological Research

Animal experiments

Preprint: Chondroitin Sulfate Flourishes Gut Sulfatase-Secreting Bacteria To Damage Mucus Layers, Leak Bacterial Debris, And Trigger Inflammatory Lesions In Mice – T. Liao – BioRxiv

Regulation of bone mass by the gut microbiota is dependent on NOD1 and NOD2 signaling – C. Ohlsson – Cellular Immunology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Phylogenetic and functional diversity of total (DNA) and expressed (RNA) bacterial communities in urban green infrastructure bioswale soils – A. Gill – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Enhanced test for urinary tract infections detects more bacteria than standard test – MedicalXpress

Vaginal Bacteria Alter Sexual Transmission Of Zika And Herpes Simplex Virus-2 – ASM Press Release

Science, publishing, and career

Women In Microbiology – Esther Lederberg – Chris Condayan – ASM

Careers In Microbiology – An Insiders’ Guide To Finding A Job – Chris Condayan – ASM

Microbiology Careers: Which One Is Right For You? – Chris Condayan – ASM

May 14, 2017

A short digest this Sunday with most studies focusing on associations with microbiota and host health, plus a look at a novel sampling method for assessing human-pathogen interactions.


 General microbiome

Review: Using systems biology approaches to elucidate cause and effect in host-microbiome interactions – Elizabeth A. Witherden – Current Opinion in Systems Biology

Human gut microbiome

Dynamic gastrointestinal digestion of grape pomace extracts: bioaccessible phenolic metabolites and impact on human gut microbiota – Irene Gil-Sánchez – Journal of Food Composition and Analysis

Gut Microbiota in Parkinson Disease in a northern German cohort – Franziska Hopfner – Brain Research

Outlier based literature exploration for cross-domain linking of Alzheimer’s disease and gut microbiota – Donatella Gubiani – Expert Systems with Applications

Animal experiments

Review: This Gut Ain’t Big Enough for Both of Us. Or Is It? Helminth–Microbiota Interactions in Veterinary Species – Laura E. Peachey – Trends in Parasitology

Lactobacillus johnsonii CJLJ103 attenuates colitis and memory impairment in mice by inhibiting gut microbiota lipopolysaccharide production and NF-κB activation – Su-Min Lim – Journal of Functional Foods

Effects of potato dextrin on the composition and metabolism of the gut microbiota in rats fed standard and high-fat diets – Renata Barczynska – Journal of Functional Foods

Antibiotics-induced gut microbiota dysbiosis promotes tumor initiation via affecting APC-Th1 development in mice – Chengming Xu – Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Effectiveness of a full-scale horizontal slow sand filter for controlling phytopathogens in recirculating hydroponics: From microbial isolation to full microbiome assessment – Francesc X. Prenafeta-Boldú – Science of The Total Environment

Functioning grouped soil microbial communities according to ecosystem type, based on comparison of fallows and meadows in the same region – Dominika Chmolowska – Science of The Total Environment

Effect of fumigation with chloropicrin on soil bacterial communities and genes encoding key enzymes involved in nitrogen cycling – Jun Li – Environmental Pollution


A novel sampling method for assessing human-pathogen interactions in the natural environment using boot socks and citizen scientists, with an application to the seasonality of Campylobacter – Natalia R Jones – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Microbes in the news

The Coral Microbiome May Offer Protection in Warming Seas – Jeffrey Marlow – Discover

Grotty socks reveal surprising spread of gut-churning bacteria – Ben Guarino – Stuff

UK researchers develop low tech method for environmental sampling of campylobacter – ASM Press release

April 30, 2017

A review on how the human microbiome has changed from that of primates, plus articles on biofilm formation in soils, and the influence of microbiomes on bone and psychological health are just a few of the articles highlighted in todays Biks Picks!

Analysis of stability to cheaters in models of antibiotic degrading microbial communities – András Szilágyi – Journal of Theoretical Biology

Human vaginal microbiome

Vaginal ecosystem modeling of growth patterns of anaerobic bacteria in microaerophilic conditions – Audrie A. Medina-Colorado – Anaerobe

Human gut microbiome

Opinion: The shrinking human gut microbiome – Andrew H Moeller – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Review: Osteomicrobiology: The influence of gut microbiota on bone in health and disease – Rheinallt M. Jones – Bone

The Role of the Microbiome in Bipolar Disorder-A New Model – Robert Yolken – Biological Psychiatry

Gut Microbiome and Brain Functional Connectivity in Infants: A Preliminary Study Focusing on the Amygdala – Andrew Salzwedel – Biological Psychiatry

Gut Microbiota Distributions Predict Mood Disorder Symptoms and Mediate Dietary Interactions – Brittany Mason – Biological Psychiatry

Antimicrobial resistance in the Bacteroides fragilis group in faecal samples from patients receiving broad-spectrum antibiotics – Kia Cirkeline Møller Hansen – Anaerobe

Animal experiments

Impact of faecal microbiota transplantation on mouse digestive colonization with two extensively resistant bacteria – Rafael Mahieu – Journal of Infection

Changes of cecal microflora in chickens following Eimeria tenella challenge and regulating effect of coated sodium butyrate – Zuoyong Zhou – Experimental Parasitology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Preprint: Bacterial Biofilm Formation On Soil Fungi: A Widespread Ability Under Controls – Cora Miquel Guennoc – BioRxiv

Laboratory persistence in soil of thiacloprid, pendimethalin and fenarimol incubated with treated wastewater and dissolved organic matter solutions. Contribution of soil biota – José Antonio Rodríguez-Liébana – Chemosphere

Food microbiology

Effect of different marinating conditions on the evolution of spoilage microbiota and metabolomic profile of chicken breast fillets – Anastasia E. Lytou – Food Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

A combination of the probiotic and prebiotic product can prevent the germination of Clostridium difficile spores and infection – M. Rätsep – Anaerobe

Gut microbiota-mediated pharmacokinetics of ginseng saponins – Dong-Hyun Kim – Journal of Ginseng Research

Microbes in the news

Rumblings of Parkinson’s: Gut Microbiome Shifts in Early Stage of Disease – ALZFORUM

Yersinia pestis, the plague bacteria, can survive inside Acanthamoeba for protection -OutBreakNewsToday

March 19, 2017

A nice collection of articles this Sunday. We look at the potential benefits of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation,  a number of probiotic articles, and microbiota manipulations in animals. 


Events and jobs

Pharmaceutical Microbiology Laboratory Manager – Derbyshire / Edinburgh

General microbiome

Role of the small intestine, colon and microbiota in determining the metabolic fate of polyphenols – Gary Williamson – Biochemical Pharmacology

Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) could reverse the severity of experimental necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) via oxidative stress modulation – Xiaomei Li –

Free Radical Biology and Medicine

PREPRINT: Bacterial physiological adaptations to contrasting edaphic conditions identified using landscape scale metagenomics – Ashish A Malik – BioRxiv

Human respiratory microbiome

Review: Normal Oral Flora and the Oral Ecosystem – Lakshman Samaranayake – Dental Clinics of North America

Oral Bacterial Infections : Diagnosis and Management – Glendee Reynolds-Campbell – Dental Clinics of North America

Human gut microbiome 

The gut microbiota metabolism of pomegranate or walnut ellagitannins yields two urolithin-metabotypes that correlate with cardiometabolic risk biomarkers: comparison between normoweight, overweight-obesity and metabolic syndrome – María V. Selma – Clinical Nutrition

Animal experiments

Effects of dietary inclusion of the yeasts Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Wickerhamomyces anomalus on gut microbiota of rainbow trout – David Huyben –


Host Intestinal Epithelium Derived Mirnas Shape The Microbiota And Its Implication In Cardiovascular Diseases – Lianbi Zhao – Journal of the American College of Cardiology

The effect of penicillin administration in early life on murine gut microbiota and blood lymphocyte subsets – Jaroslaw Daniluk – Anaerobe

Effect of bioaugmentation by cellulolytic bacteria enriched from sheep rumen on methane production from wheat straw – E. Gozde Ozbayram – Anaerobe

Animal microbiomes

Hunting for healthy microbiomes: determining the core microbiomes of Ceratina, Megalopta, and Apis bees and how they associate with microbes in bee collected pollen – Peter Graystock – Conservation Genetics

Water and extremophile microbiome  

Bacterial Microbiota Associated with the Glacier Ice Worm Is Dominated by Both Worm-Specific and Glacier-Derived Facultative Lineages – Takumi Murakami – Microbes and Environments

Food microbiology

Biopreservation potential of lactic acid bacteria from Andean fermented food of vegetal origin – Alba Yépez – Food Control

Metaproteomic analysis of microbiota in the fermented fish, Siniperca chuatsi – Chaofan Ji – LWT – Food Science and Technology

Probiotics / prebiotics 

The use of potential probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum DW12 for producing a novel functional beverage from mature coconut water – Duangporn Kantachote – Journal of Functional Foods

Autochthonous lactic acid bacteria with probiotic aptitudes as starter cultures for fish-based products – Barbara Speranza – Food Microbiology

Functional probiotic products based on fermented buckwheat with Lactobacillus rhamnosus – Zuzana Matejčeková – LWT – Food Science and Technology


Organism and Microbiome Analysis: Techniques and Implications for Chronic Rhinosinusitis – Ashleigh A. Halderman – Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America

Microbes in the news

Vitamin May be Key to Killing Cancer-Causing Bacteria Carole Ellis ContagionLive

Changes in gut microbiota after unhealthy diet may protect from metabolic disease – Medical Press

Porridge really is that good for you – The Independent

Antibiotics and the honeybee microbiome – Kerry Evans – Labroots

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 engineering: Current applications and its future – Jee Loon Foo – Biotechnology Journal

Simultaneous biodegradation of three mononitrophenol isomers by a tailor-made microbial consortium immobilized in sequential batch reactors – H. Fu – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Human skin microbiome

Review: The cutaneous ecosystem: the roles of the skin microbiome in health and its association with inflammatory skin conditions in humans and animals – Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann – Veterinary Dermatology


Animal experiments

A metagenomic study of the preventive effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG on intestinal polyp formation in ApcMin/+ mice – Y. Ni – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Biofilms for Monitoring Presence of Microsporidia in Environmental Water – Joseph A. Moss – Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology

Haptophyte Diversity and Vertical Distribution Explored by 18S and 28S Ribosomal RNA Gene Metabarcoding and Scanning Electron Microscopy – Sandra Gran-Stadniczeñko – Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology


Preprint: In-Depth Resistome Analysis by Targeted Metagenomics – Val F Lanza – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Could Fecal Microbiota Transplant Benefit Autistic Children? – MPR

Premature birth risk linked to bacteria in vagina and cervix – Catharine Paddock – MNT

New evidence of how gut microbes affect Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Kate Sweeney – BuisnessWeekly

Boost your immunity with foods that are alive – Rachel Yan – 9News

Rebalancing gut microbiome lengthens survival in mouse model of ALS – ScienceDaily

Carbohydrate That Promotes Biofilm May Be Key to Treating Pseudomonas Infections – Magdalena Kegel – CysticFibrosisNewsToday



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 force for influencing diversity within marine Synechococcus populations.

Events and jobs

Postdoctoral fellowships in microbiome/neuroscience – Northwestern University

Medical Lab Technician in Microbiology – Medical University of South Carolina

Microbiology Technologist – CK Group, Surrey

General microbiome

Predicting the structure and function of coalesced microbial communities –Pawel Sierocinski – bioRxiv

Multi-site human microbiome

Frozen: Thawing and Its Effect on the Postmortem Microbiome in Two Pediatric Cases – Jennifer L. Pechal – Journal of Forensic Sciences

Human vaginal microbiome

Appreciable uncertainty regarding benefits and risks in the treatment of bacterial vaginosis to prevent preterm birth – Thor Haahr -Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica

Human gut microbiome

Microbiota Transfer Therapy alters gut ecosystem and improves gastrointestinal and autism symptoms: an open-label study – Dae-Wook Kang – Microbiome

Dysregulation of Systemic and Mucosal Humoral Responses to Microbial and Food Antigens as a Factor Contributing to Microbial Translocation and Chronic Inflammation in HIV-1 Infection. – Zdenek Hel – PLOS PATHOGENS

Impact of the Microbiota and Gastric Disease Development by Helicobacter pylori. – Teresa Alarcón –  Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology

Helicobacter pylori-Induced Changes in Gastric Acid Secretion and Upper Gastrointestinal Disease. – Adam J. Smolka –  Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology

Sleepy, circadian disrupted and sick: Could intestinal microbiota play an important role in shift worker health? – Amy C. Reynolds – Molecular Metabolism

Oxidation During Digestion of Meat: Interactions with the Diet and Helicobacter pylori Gastritis, and Implications on Human Health – Thomas Van Hecke – Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety

Glucosinolate and Desulfo-glucosinolate Metabolism by a Selection of Human Gut Bacteria. – Vijitra Luang-In – Current Microbiology

Animal experiments

Species-specific immunity to Helicobacter suis – Iris Bosschem – Helicobacter

Animal microbiome 

The Association of Specific Constituents of the Fecal Microbiota with Immune-Mediated Brain Disease in Dogs. – Nick D. Jeffery – PLOS ONE

Patterns in Gut Microbiota Similarity Associated with Degree of Sociality among Sex Classes of a Neotropical Primate. – Katherine R. Amato – Microbial Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Antimicrobial Activities of Some Actinomycetes Isolated from Different Rhizospheric Soils in Tunisia. – Ines Trabelsi – Current Microbiology

Native plants fare better against an introduced competitor with native microbes and lower nitrogen availability. – W. Gaya Shivega – AoB PLANTS

Identity of biocrust species and microbial communities drive the response of soil multifunctionality to simulated global change – Yu-Rong Liu – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Distinct roles for soil fungal and bacterial communities associated with the suppression of vanilla Fusarium wilt disease – Wu Xiong – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Prolonged exposure does not increase soil microbial community response to warming along geothermal gradients – Dajana Radujkovic – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome

Coupling Spatiotemporal Community Assembly Processes to Changes in Microbial Metabolism – Emily B. Graham – Frontiers in Microbiology 

Copper toxicity response influences mesotrophic Synechococcus community structure – Rhona K. Stuart – Environmental Microbiology

Identification and bioactive potential of marine microorganisms from selected Florida coastal areas – Anna Christensen – MicrobiologyOpen

Diversity and mineral substrate preference in endolithic microbial communities from marine intertidal outcrops (Isla de Mona, Puerto Rico) – Estelle Couradeau –


Review: Mining for CRISPR–Cas – Ashley York – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Data Mining Techniques Applied to Hydrogen Lactose Breath Test – Cristina Rubio-Escudero – PLOS ONE

Profiling Living Bacteria Informs Preparation of Fecal Microbiota Transplantations – Nathaniel D. Chu – PLOS ONE

Statistical test for tolerability of effects of an antifungal biocontrol strain on fungal communities in three arable soils – Kai Antweiler – Microbial Biotechnology

Molecular beacons to identify gifted microbes for genome mining – Richard H Baltz – The Journal of Antibiotics

Phages and viruses

Fecal virome of healthy chickens reveals a large diversity of the eukaryote viral community, including novel circular single-stranded DNA viruses –  Diane Lima – Journal of General Virology

Studies on the Virome of the Entomopathogenic Fungus Beauveria bassiana Reveal Novel dsRNA Elements and Mild Hypervirulence – Ioly Kotta-Loizou – PLOS PATHOGENS

Microbes in the news 

Microbiome Science Could Bring a Revolution in Medical Care –  Lois Parshley – NBC NEWS

Is showering everyday bad for you? New research says yes  – Sarah Young – The INDEPENDENT

Rapidly identifying life-threatening bacteria in hospitals – Phys.org

Bacteria May Be Altering Your Brain To Suppress Your Appetite When You’re Sick – Josh Davis – IFL Science

Stanford Medicine and uBiome Investigate Relationship Between Gut Bacteria and Diabetes – Julie Taylor – Prweb

Microbes in the news

*Pathogen-Mediated Inhibition of Anorexia Promotes Host Survival and Transmission – Sheila Rao – Cell

Microbes on the market 

Global Human Microbiome Market Is Expected to Witness a Steady Growth By 2020 – MedGadget

Daily Dog Diet Significantly Influences Canine Gut Microbiome, Report Says – Kalyan Kumar – Tech Times

Pete’s non-microbiology picks

Terrestrial discharges mediate trophic shifts and enhance methylmercury accumulation in estuarine biota – Sofi Jonsson – Science Advances