Monthly Archives: May 2014

Towards an integrated understanding of gut microbiota using insects as model systems New review out discussing the use of insects as model systems for studying the gut microbiota. Abstract:  Metazoans form symbioses with microorganisms that synthesize essential nutritional compounds and … Continue reading

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Relating the metatranscriptome and metagenome of the human gut It was suggested that this paper be the topic for the next group journal club (scheduled for June 10?), if anyone is interested in presenting or co-presenting! Abstract:  Although the composition … Continue reading

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Antibiotic resistance papers- NatureOutlook, Wright Lab paper, paper from Tuesday’s jclub

Nature supplement on antibiotics/ab-resistance http://www.nature.com/nature/outlook/antibiotics/index.html?WT.mc_id=TWT_NATURE_1405_ANTIBIOTICS ———— Gerry Wright’s group has new paper in PNAS looking at a novel Rif resistance gene, with the fascinating observation of cryptic orthologs in many bacteria, including pathogens, which are capable of conferring resistance, but are not ‘currently’ … Continue reading

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Eliciting antibiotics active against the ESKAPE pathogens in a collection of actinomycetes isolated from mountain soils The full-text, pre-publication form of this article is available as a PDF. Abstract:  The rapid emergence of multiply drug resistant (MDR) bacterial pathogens poses … Continue reading

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Microbiome Data Distinguish Patients with Clostridium difficile Infection and Non-C. difficile-Associated Diarrhea from Healthy Controls

New article from Pat Schloss on differentiating patients with C. diff infections from those without, all based on assessing the composition of the gut community. ABSTRACT Antibiotic usage is the most commonly cited risk factor for hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infections … Continue reading

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Role of mosquito gut microbiota in blocking malaria parasite infection This is not the newest paper, but as I was looking through notes from last year’s seminars, I came across my notes on George Diamopoulos’s micro dept. talk.  He was … Continue reading

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