Included in the vast fallout stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists are paying closer attention to microbial infections and how life forms defend against attacks from pathogens. Research led by University of California San Diego scientists has shed new light on the complex dynamics involved in how organisms sense that an infection is taking place.
UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers identify how the body regulates and prevents constant skin inflammation
The human body is constantly exposed to a variety of environmental actors, from viruses to bacteria to fungi, but most of these microorganisms have little or no reaction from the skin responsible for monitoring and protecting external hazards.
Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography are taking a closer look at how seaweeds might be used to help address environmental woes
University of California San Diego engineering and computer science undergraduates broaden their understanding of what it means to study engineering and computer science by getting involved in research.
In the fight against viruses and other pathogens, scientists are looking beyond genes and proteins to the complex sugars, or glycans, on cell surfaces.
Better intestinal health may mean more wisdom and less loneliness, study finds.
Glycans, the complex sugars that stud cellular surfaces, are like a language that life uses to mediate vital interactions. Researchers are learning how to read their meaning.
An automated wastewater monitoring technique could enable researchers to predict outbreaks of the virus up to a week in advance.