The immune systems of some people who have not been exposed to the novel coronavirus could have some familiarity with the pathogen — possibly helping to reduce the severity of illness if that person does get Covid-19, a new study suggests.
According to Mary Poppins, a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. In the case of coronavirus, a cloak of sugar helps the virus infect. This sugary-coating disguise, made of molecules called glycans, tricks the human immune system into identifying the microbe as harmless. The resulting recognition failure keeps the body from generating the…
Science is continuing to shine a light on the links between gut bacteria and all kinds of health conditions, ranging from depression, to autoimmune disease, to Alzheimer’s and PTSD. A US research team working to further unravel its secrets has happened upon a specific signature of gut bacterial species, which it found could be used…
UC San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation names Dr. Andrew Bartko, a veteran research leader from Battelle Memorial Institute, as its new Executive Director Bartko embarks on new role as founding executive director Dr. Sandrine Miller-Montgomery departs to lead Micronoma, a San Diego-based startup spawned out of the Center The University of California San…
UC San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation Adds Two Petabytes of Panasas HPC Storage for COVID-19 Research
CMI Partner, Panasas, storage expansion clears the way for sequencing massive amounts of genomic data that could hold clues to how coronavirus spreads? and how it could be cured
Combining surfing and science to understand more about our microbiome
The coronavirus is covered in a sugary exterior which makes it hard for the body to fight against it. UC San Diego chemists have zoomed in the coronavirus and uncovered a detailed picture of this shield, so that vaccine and antiviral developers can find ways to get through it.
During the induction period, patients in the treatment group had higher incidences of infections and serious infectious compared to placebo.
A multidisciplinary panel of scientists addressed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on research. Catch up on the highlights of this discussion now.
In normal times, Jack Gilbert is hard to pin down. The University of California, San Diego professor usually travels nearly a quarter-million miles each year, giving talks, attending events and working with collaborators around the globe.