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.
A new article challenges the idea that turning back the clock of our bodies’ bacterial microbiome could fight non-communicable disease.
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered one way in which SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, hijacks human cell machinery to blunt the immune response, allowing it to establish infection, replicate and cause disease.
Evaluating the Effects of Ethanol’s Embrace: Studying the Viability of Storing Biospecimens Using Easily Accessible Materials
As microbiome research has steadily grown throughout the past decade, so too has the desire to maximize the diversity of microbial samples by moving collection work outside of the laboratory and into remote environments. This has presented unique challenges in sample storage, as there is no established protocol for microbiome preservation. Additionally, the expansion of…
An international team of researchers led by computer scientists at the University of California San Diego have identified 163 variable number tandem repeats (VNTRs) that actively regulate gene expression. In a paper published in Nature Communications this week, the researchers provide new insights into this understudied mechanism, how it may drive disease and other traits…