Human microbiome, June 25

Detailed analysis on strain level of oral microbiome and immune cell in term and preterm labor.

Oral microbiome

Screen Shot 2014-06-25 at 10.26.27 PMOligotyping analysis of the human oral microbiome – A. Murat Eren – PNAS

“We used a computational approach that relies on information theory to reanalyze the human oral microbiome. This analysis revealed organisms differing by as little as a single rRNA nucleotide, with dramatically different distributions across habitats or individuals.”

Pregnancy and birth

Screen Shot 2014-06-25 at 10.27.47 PMReview: Immune cells in term and preterm labor – Nardhy Gomez-Lopez – Cellular and Molecular Immunology

“Here, we summarize the role of innate and adaptive immune cells in the physiological or pathological activation of labor. “