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The Microbiota Vault takes a holistic approach to preserving Earth's microscopic diversity.

Opinion: New Repository Will Hold the World's Microbial Riches

The Microbiota Vault takes a holistic approach to preserving Earth's microscopic diversity.
Developing computational tools to analyze the reams of microbial sequencing data his lab generates, UC San Diego microbiologist Rob Knight is a pioneer of microbiome research.

Microbe Miner: A Profile of Rob Knight

Developing computational tools to analyze the reams of microbial sequencing data his lab generates, UC San Diego microbiologist Rob Knight is a pioneer of microbiome research.
Follow Dr. Muotri in his episodes of "Stem Cell Science with Alysson Muotri" on UCTV where he gives a behind-the-scenes tour of a different stem cell research topic.

UCTV Launches New Stem Cell Channel

Follow Dr. Muotri in his episodes of "Stem Cell Science with Alysson Muotri" on UCTV where he gives a behind-the-scenes tour of a different stem cell research topic.
The question of why some premature infants thrive and others struggle is a medical mystery researchers are still trying to solve.

Why Some Preemise Thrive and Others Struggle Remains a Mystery

The question of why some premature infants thrive and others struggle is a medical mystery researchers are still trying to solve.
With the three-fold increase in Kawasaki disease diagnoses in children so far this year, two UC San Diego departments are collaborating to study the disease, the recent spike and a possible trigger.

UC San Diego Departments Collaborate In Kawasaki Study

With the three-fold increase in Kawasaki disease diagnoses in children so far this year, two UC San Diego departments are collaborating to study the disease, the recent spike and a possible trigger.
A new public service announcement campaign features children and young adults with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, questioning the assumption that light or moderate drinking during pregnancy is safe.

PSAs Feature Kids With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

A new public service announcement campaign features children and young adults with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, questioning the assumption that light or moderate drinking during pregnancy is safe.
Researchers suggest that the increase of Kawasaki disease in the San Diego County could be a result of aerosol particles flying across the Pacific Ocean from Asia.

Researcher: Kawasaki Disease Spike In San Diego Likely Tied to Aerosol Particles

Researchers suggest that the increase of Kawasaki disease in the San Diego County could be a result of aerosol particles flying across the Pacific Ocean from Asia.
Researchers believe that compounds in human breast milk may help adults with Crohn's disease, arthritis, even autism, and may be the key to prevention someday.

Breast Milk to Treat Adult Diseases?

Researchers believe that compounds in human breast milk may help adults with Crohn's disease, arthritis, even autism, and may be the key to prevention someday.
San Diego County continues to see a surge in the number of children diagnosed with Kawasaki disease, an illness that can fatally damage the heart.

Surge Of Kawasaki Disease Continues In San Diego County

San Diego County continues to see a surge in the number of children diagnosed with Kawasaki disease, an illness that can fatally damage the heart.
Researchers and investigators found no clinically relevant differences in risk for adverse child developmental outcomes, from medications suppressing anxiety, depression, and insomnia, either short- or long-term use of the drugs in pregnancy.

Prenatal Anti-Anxiety or Sleeping Pills and ADHD in Preschoolers

Researchers and investigators found no clinically relevant differences in risk for adverse child developmental outcomes, from medications suppressing anxiety, depression, and insomnia, either short- or long-term use of the drugs in pregnancy.
UC San Diego researchers discovered that Group B Streptococcus (GBS) are not only resistant to to killing by the innate immune system, platelets, but these bacteria grow better in their presence.

Group B Streptococcus and Platelets: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

UC San Diego researchers discovered that Group B Streptococcus (GBS) are not only resistant to to killing by the innate immune system, platelets, but these bacteria grow better in their presence.