Monthly Archives: February 2013

Xenobiotics Shape the Physiology and Gene Expression of the Active Human Gut Microbiome  The human gut contains trillions of microorganisms that influence our health by metabolizing xenobiotics,including host-targeted drugs and antibiotics.Recent efforts have characterized the diversity of this host-associated community, but it … Continue reading

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Distribution and Quantification of Antibiotic Resistant Genes and Bacteria across Agricultural and NonAgricultural Metagenomes

Articles:  Abstract: There is concern that antibiotic resistance can potentially be transferred from animals to humans through the food chain.The relationship between specific antibiotic resistant bacteria and the genes they carry remains to be described. Few detailsare known about the … Continue reading

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NPR Story on Crowd-Funded Science

Here’s a link to the NPR story: Here’s a link to the uBiome crowd-funding page. Here’s a link to the page for American Gut. Pretty interesting stuff!  

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Host-Derived Nitrate Boosts Growth of E. coli in the Inflamed Gut

Abstract: Changes in the microbial community structure are observed in individuals with intestinal inflammatory disorders. These changes are often characterized by a depletion of obligate anaerobic bacteria, whereas the relative abundance of facultative anaerobic Enterobacteriaceae increases. The mechanisms by which … Continue reading

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Blue light rescues mice from Pseudomonas aeruginosa burn infection

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Troposphere microbiome

Microbiome of the upper troposphere: species composition and prevalence, effects of tropical storms, and atmospheric implications. 

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