Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine have received a $6.1 million grant to launch a new Center of Excellence in Therapeutics to study the effects of medications on human milk and infant health.
UC San Diego School of Medicine awarded $6.1M to study effects of maternal antibiotic use on infant health in new collaborative research center funded by National Institutes of Health
Pondering Problems in Probing Profilers: Exploring the Challenges in Comparing Metagenomic Profilers
As with most nascent research fields, microbial metagenomics has grappled not just with the question of how to measure and contextualize data but how to develop and refine tools to perform those analyses. While many tools have been created and used effectively, benchmarking their performance has proven especially difficult. One of the critical issues in…
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Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed COVID-19 vaccine candidates that can take the heat. Their key ingredients? Viruses from plants or bacteria.
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A species of marine bacteria shows promise for curing a nasty brain cancer.
Since the early days of the pandemic, wastewater has played a vital role in the fight against SARS-CoV-2. While the virus primarily attacks the respiratory system, it replicates in the gastrointestinal tract, travels into stool, and eventually reaches sewage systems. This knowledge allowed researchers to devise a wastewater surveillance system that detects presymptomatic and asymptomatic…