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. An international team of scientists, co-led
I’m happy to share that I’m starting a new position as Wolfe Family Endowed Chair in Microbiome Research at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego! This is administered via the Department of Pediatrics
An ongoing program that monitors wastewater for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 and which has effectively predicted subsequent surges in COVID-19 cases in San Diego has been expanded to detect the
In a recent research report from the United States, currently available on bioRxiv* preprint server, scientists have shown that bacterial taxonomic and functional profiles can discriminate severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
Without more samples from people in diverse locales, the full picture of microbes on and in our bodies will remain incomplete, scientists warn. Thousands of studies have linked the trillions of
UC San Diego researchers have identified microbiome-derived proteases in the gut contributing to ulcerative colitis, inspiring new potential drug targets for inflammatory bowel disease. In a study publishing on January 27,
Just when it looked like Omicron had peaked, a stealthy new variant is starting to surge and experts are warning it’s even “more contagious.” Just a couple weeks ago it seemed
COVID-19 wastewater data now shows that the record spread of the virus in San Diego is beginning to fall. ”We’re coming off the surge for sure,” said UC San Diego Professor Rob Knight.
National Institutes of Health establishes Microbiome and Metagenomics Center at UC San Diego, part of new effort to predict individual responses to food and inform personalized nutrition recommendations.
California will require health care workers to get a booster shot of the coronavirus vaccine, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday, pledging to make sure hospitals are prepared as a new
Microbes are everywhere—in our guts, on our skin, permeating the environments around us. Studying these microbial communities has delivered tremendous insights into disease and good health, but identifying all the
Gene editing technology known as CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) allows for quick detection of pathogens by marking genetic sequences in DNA/RNA. Scientists at the University of California