The pandemic changed these researchers’ methods and it showed them what works and what doesn’t during a global emergency
Scientists are only just discovering the enormous impact of our gut health – and how it could hold the key to everything from tackling obesity to overcoming anxiety and boosting immunity
If you’re a student or a faculty member who spends any time on the University of California, San Diego campus, you may know a lot more about what’s in your pee and poop—and that of your colleagues—than you might care to admit.
New studies have found that while they may be able to survive on beds, floors, and other surfaces near COVID patients, they are unlikely to be passed on to others. University researchers California The San Diego Medical College wiped the surface of the COVID patient’s room before, during, and after the occupation. Coronavirus was found in about 13% of the samples.
While the coronavirus may be able to survive on beds, floors, and other surfaces near COVID patients, it’s unlikely to be passed to another person, a new study finds.
The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 also tends to co-locate with one particular type of bacteria
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are giving our medicine an increasingly-harder time. Bacteriophages however, viruses that prey on bacteria, could help us regain the upper hand.
A new quick and painless sensor that measures blood sugar in human sweat may mean far fewer finger pricks for the millions of people who live with diabetes.
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.
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.
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.
A new article challenges the idea that turning back the clock of our bodies’ bacterial microbiome could fight non-communicable disease.
Scientists hustle to create new tests, drugs and expand telemedicine to battle COVID-19 over the long term
San Diego’s Scripps Health created a customized telemedicine conferencing system last March. It took just three weeks. Since then more than 510,000 patients have had “virtual visits” with doctors, helping minimize the spread of COVID-19.
New, mutated strains of the coronavirus are causing worry around the world as health officials race to vaccinate as many people as possible. Dr. Jon LaPook reports on why the new strains are popping up.