Poorly understood compared to bacteria and viruses, the new work opens the door to using tell-tale fungi as a diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic tool.
The Center for Microbiome Innovation Celebrates 17 Members on List of Highly Cited Researchers in 2021
The Center for Microbiome Innovation (CMI) at the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) is proud to announce that 17 of our members appear on the list of 2021 Highly Cited Researchers from Clarivate: Shane Crotty – Immunology Pieter Dorrestein – Cross-Field Jack Gilbert – Microbiology Chris Glass – Molecular Biology and Genetics…
Blending experts from molecular genetics, chemistry and health sciences, researchers at the University of California San Diego have created a rapid diagnostic technology that detects SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
When early evidence emerged that people with COVID-19—whether or not they have symptoms—shed the virus in their stool, “the sewer seemed like the ‘happening’ place to look for it,” said Smruthi Karthikeyan, an environmental engineer and postdoctoral researcher who works in the lab of Rob Knight at UC San Diego School of Medicine.
Leaner, Cleaner, and Greener – How a Novel Algorithm to Compute Faith’s Phylogenetic Diversity Saves Time, Resources, and the Environment
The explosion of microbiome data available in recent years has enabled rapid advancements in the scope of research, yet it has also introduced myriad challenges. This is especially true for metrics that relate to phylogenetic diversity and relatedness, as the computational cost of calculation is dependent on the size of the phylogenetic tree and underlying…
Researchers identify a bacteria on healthy cats that produces antibiotics against severe skin infections; the findings may lead to new bacteriotherapies for humans and their pets
The Meaningful Marriage of Metabolism and Microbiome: How Metabolites and Bile Acids Might Influence the Detection and Treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the leading cause of female infertility, affecting approximately 10% of reproductive-aged women. Moreover, women with the disorder often suffer from metabolic issues that can lead to type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Unfortunately, since PCOS is a complex genetic trait disorder, the cause is unknown, and…
Filters will be used in campus classrooms, lecture halls and labs throughout campus, and donated to The Preuss School UC San Diego
The biocomputing, bioinformatics and biotechnology program, a multidisciplinary undergraduate offering supported by three UC San Diego divisions, including the Jacobs School of Engineering, was ranked first in the nation.
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