Human (and fish) microbiome, July 16

Oral microbiome in children with leukemia, and effects of antibiotics on fish microbiota.

Human oral microbiome

Oral Microbiota Distinguishes Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Pediatric Hosts from Healthy Populations – Yan Wang – PLOS ONE

“The oral microbiota of leukemia patients had lower richness and less diversity compared to healthy controls.”

Human gut microbiome

Editorial: New bacteria associated with diarrhoea – Cláudio Nunes-Alves – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Pop et al. used high throughput 16S rRNA sequencing to compare the faecal microbiota composition in 992 children from Gambia, Mali, Kenya and Bangladesh”

Pregnancy and birth

Yes, this one is not really microbiome-related, but it touched my heart:

Screen Shot 2014-07-16 at 11.49.15 PMStrangers help with photo in midst of tragedy – Dorrine Mendoza, CNN

“”My daughter recently passed away after a long battle in the children’s hospital. She was in the hospital her whole life and we were never able to get a photo without all her tubes. Can someone remove the tubes?””

Fish microbiome

Effects of antibiotic on the bacterial microflora in two commercially
important catfish species, Clarias batrachus and Heteropneustes fossilis in
Bangladesh – Md. Shahdat Hossain – Journal of Coastal Life Medicine

“During the experiment, bacterial loads were estimated as colony forming unit (CFU/g) by every alternate day in the aquarium water, gills, skin and intestine of fish.”