A team led by researchers at UC San Diego have discovered how glycans — molecules that make up a sugary residue around the edges of the spike protein — act as infection gateways for SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, which may be a key to countering the virus.
Supercomputing-derived movies reveal details of deceptive sugar coating on spike protein, presenting new possibilities to block cell entry and infection
Our dental health changed with our diets. Ancient humans and their hominin ancestors really didn’t have much of a problem with cavities.
Researchers are using a system of these unassuming robots to monitor sewage on campus. It is a key part of a sophisticated COVID-19 monitoring system that will help officials identify and contain outbreaks this fall when the campus is full of students for the first time in more than a year.
Study Shows Covid-19 Can Be Detected In A Single Asymptomatic Person Through Wastewater Surveillance
A new study from UC San Diego demonstrates that wastewater surveillance can detect Covid-19 in a single infected, asymptomatic person living or working in a multi-unit dwelling such as a university campus building.
Since reopening campus at the University of California-San Diego last summer, university officials have relied on the tried-and-true public health strategies of testing and contact tracing. But they have also added a new tool to their arsenal: excrement.
UC San Diego’s wastewater screening program detected 85% of COVID-19 cases on campus early, allowing for timely testing, contact tracing and isolation, it was announced Wednesday.
Part of the university’s Return to Learn program, wastewater screening helped prevent outbreaks by detecting 85 percent of cases early, allowing for timely testing, contact tracing and isolation
New Expedition Provides More Information On Massive Ocean Toxic Waste Dumping Discovered By South Coast Researcher
It’s the first new undersea study of the DDT dumping problem in a decade.
Scientists are unpicking the life cycle of SARS-CoV-2 and how the virus uses tricks to evade detection.