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April 29, 2016

After Science’s Microbiome Issue yesterday, today’s digest features Genome Biology’s special Translational Microbiome issue. Papers on detecting colon cancer, Clostridium difficile infection, high-fat diets in mice. 980 more words

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Tardigrades are amazing extremophiles! They are minute animals that are the only organism proven to withstand the vacuum of space. Recently, thousands of them were attached to a satellite that was spent into space, and were exposed into the vacuum of space to see how they would survive. 106 more words


April 27, 2016

Cervical microbiome during cancer, distinct gut microbiome in kidney stone formers? (unclear due to vaguely formulated control group), culturing marine microbes in artificial seawater, codon usage to predict pathogenicity. 670 more words

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What If Extremophiles Were Not First?

A recent and exciting discovery for scientists is the existence of extremophiles. Extremophiles are organisms that thrive in environments previously thought to not support life. Currently, the prevailing thought is that the first forms of life were some form of extremophile – potentially thermophiles. 131 more words


Unkillable, caterpillar-like piglets

What a cutie

Tardigrades, aka Water Bears, aka Moss Piglets, are the most resilient species on Earth. They transcend the extremophile label. Many extremophiles are only able to thrive in their own extreme environment. 212 more words


April 24, 2016

Effect of gluten-free diet, broad and accurate taxonomic resolution with multiple genes, ice-nucleating bacteria, indoor bacteria, fungi, and archaea.

Human oral microbiome

Changes in the Oral Moisture and the Amount of Microorganisms in Saliva and Tongue Coating after Oral Ingestion Resumption: A Pilot Study… 692 more words

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