Computational approaches help to map the extensive biochemical chatter between bacteria and their human hosts.
The SARS-CoV-2 virus, like all biological material, is composed of proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, metabolites and other small molecules. Researchers are using -omics technologies (e.g. proteomics, lipidomics, transcriptomics, genomics) to develop biomarker tests, understand the biology of the novel coronavirus, and provide insight into our immune response to infection. Metabolomics aims to measure all the…
Armies of microbiologists are swabbing subways, ATMs, and hospitals in search of the novel coronavirus. Their data could help cities reopen responsibly.
This finding illuminates an unexpected connection between the abilities of simple organisms and complex neurons in the human brain.
Microbiome analyses including COVID-19 research made significantly faster
The University of California San Diego and IBM are building on the existing AI for Healthy Living (AIHL) collaboration in order to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
As we age, our skin changes, and so too do the bugs that live there
A new tool has been developed that can effectively predict a person’s chronological age based on a microbiome sample. The tool, developed in collaboration between UC San Diego and IBM researchers, is most accurate at predicting a person’s age when using a skin microbiome sample.
New understanding of how our microbiomes change as we age sets the stage for future research on the role microbes play in accelerating or decelerating the aging process and influencing age-related diseases
Just say aah: The bugs living on your skin, and in your mouth and gut could reveal your age.