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Press Clips from 2019


June 20, 2019

Larry Smarr: The world's most self-measured man

A US computer scientist who has been monitoring the state of his health for nearly two decades says he?s healthier now than he?s been in 15 years. Full Story


June 20, 2019

Why Some Preemies Thrive and Others Struggle Remains a Mystery

Four-year-olds Madeline Guidi and Owen Abrams have much in common. They both live in desirable neighborhoods in San Diego County, just minutes from the Pacific Ocean. Both are the only children in two-parent, middle-class households. And they were both born just a few months apart, at 24 weeks of gestation?four months too early. But despite these similarities, Madeline and Owen?s lives have turned out differently. Full Story


June 20, 2019

Opinion: New Repository Will Hold the World?s Microbial Riches

The Microbiota Vault takes a holistic approach to preserving Earth?s microscopic diversity. Full Story


June 20, 2019

What Do You Need To Know About Your Skin Microbiome?

First it was the gut, now it?s our skin. Bacteria, probiotics and all other aspects of the microbiome are enjoying a moment in the skincare spotlight, but how can you manage yours? Vogue investigates what you need to know about your microbiome. Full Story


June 13, 2019

THE AUTHOR FILE: Prashant Mali

Getting ideas ?has always been an active, ATP-consuming process? for him, says Prashant Mali, a bioengineer at the University of California in San Diego. When a problem intrigues him, an idea takes shape only after he has thought long and hard about it. Full Story


June 13, 2019

Eczema-associated bacteria may be kept in check by a different microbe

Having a diverse mix of bacteria on your skin may help fight off eczema. The finding suggests that microbiome transplants could be a way to treat the skin condition. Full Story


June 13, 2019

Seaweed diet could help curb global warming by eliminating gas from cows

Getting cows to burp and pass gas less could be vital to curbing global warming. Now, researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego think they have the solution: seaweed. Full Story


June 13, 2019

Like A Lot of Things, Women's Gut Microbiomes Appear to Mature Earlier than Men's

A recent study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego State University and the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology found that the age and sex of an individual strongly influences the bacterial diversity of the gut microbiome. Full Story


June 13, 2019

We're Only About 43% Human

New discoveries about what is inside the body are making scientists rethink what makes a person human and what makes people sick or healthy. Less than half of the cells in the body are human. The rest belong to microorganisms that affect the health, mood and whether certain people respond better to certain medications. Full Story


June 13, 2019

Microbe Miner: A Profile of Rob Knight

Not long after Rob Knight started his first lab at the University of Colorado Boulder in 2004, one of his graduate students, Catherine Lozupone, approached him and asked to make a change. Full Story


April 16, 2019

Competition and Cooperation of Cheese Rind Microbes Exposed

Bits of Brie are scattered about on petri dishes in Rachel Dutton?s microbiology lab at the University of California, San Diego. The distinctive smells they give off come from the cheeses? rinds?specifically, the multitude of microbes blooming on the crumbly or waxy surface of the creamy curd. Full Story

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