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Highlights Archive

​May 2019
​PSAs Feature Kids With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

April 2019
Is That Medication Safe When Breastfeeding?

San Diego Doctors On High Alert For Measles

Prenatal Anti-Anxiety or Sleeping Pills and ADHD in Preschoolers

March 2019
How the Microbiome Could Be the Key to New Cancer Treatments

Proof of Pimple: Mouse Model Validates How "Good" and "Bad" Bacteria Affect Acne

Quiet Heroes: Caregivers of Children with Disabilities Face Big Pressures, Rewards

Middle-school Screening Uncovers Diabetes, High Cholesterol

DNA that Doesn't Encode Genes May Still Influence Inflammatory and Infectious Disease Risk
February 2019
What is Kawasaki Disease?: 16 California Children Diagnosed With Condition That Can Cause Heart Failure

Only Women Speakers at Microbiome Conference

Drugs That Modify Gene Expression Show Promise For Autism
January 2019
What Every Mom Should Know About Using Marijuana While Breastfeeding

Pregnant Women Taking Probiotics May Have Different Breast Milk

Novel Autism Mouse Model Based on an Epigenetic Gene Developed

Maternal Programming During Pregnancy Induces Long-Term Postpartum Obesity

Cystinosis Research Foundation Announces Federal Drug Administration Approval for First Human Clinical

Fecal Transplants More Successful from "Super-Donors"

Pregnant Women Taking Probiotics May Have Different Breast Milk

Germs in Your Gut Are Talking to Your Brain. Scientists Want to Know What They're Saying
December 2018
Mother's Depression Might Do the Same to Her Child's IQ

Environmental Factors May Influence Kawasaki Disease Incidence
November 2018
Complex Sugars and Microbiome in Mother's Milk Influence Neonatal Rotavirus Infection

New Research Identifies Genetic Variants Linked Separately to ADHD and Autism Speech Issues

Scientists Re-create Baby Brain Readings in a Dish

Save the Germs
October 2018
Four Children Admitted to San Diego With Rare Airborne Illness

​Mother's Depression Might Do the Same to Her Child's IQ

Researchers to Study Binge Eating Disorder Treatment in Veterans
September 2018
Resistance Threatens Recent Success Seen in Battle Against Malaria

THC from Marijuana Stays in Breast Milk for Up to 6 Days
​August 2018
​Researchers Identify Potential Diagnostic Test for Kawasaki Disease
July 2018
UC San Diego Researchers Receive Funding to Pursue Novel Stem Cell-based Treatments
June 2018
Neanderthal 'minibrains' Grown in Dish

​Researchers Uncover Possible Link Between Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease
May 2018
Big Data from World's Largest Citizen Science Microbiome Project Serves Food for Thought

This Simple Technique Gives C-Section Babies All the Benefits of a Vaginal Delivery

Repurposed Drug For Zika
April 2018
What's Living In You?

More Than Half Your Body is Not Human

How Are the Bacteria in Our Guts Related to Each Other? New Technique Provides Insight

Mother's Depression Might Do the Same to Her Child's IQ

Skin-to-Skin to Breastfeeding: Jacobs Medical Center Receives Baby Friendly Designation
​March 2018
What Do Spacecraft, Newborns and Endangered Shellfish Have in Common?​

Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Cells Amplify Allergic Asthma Responses
February 2018
Children Affected by Prenatal Drinking More Numerous than Previously Estimated
January 2018
The Milk Moonshot- Lars Bode

8 Reasons Parents Don't Vaccinate (And Why They Should)

These Advances in DNA Research Could Change Crime-Fighting Forever
December 2017
UC San Diego Researcher Named Semi-Finalist for Women's Safety XPRIZE
November 2017
A Steady Increase in Women Leading the Biggest Research Grants
October 2017

Genetic Adaptations to Life at High Altitude

Transplanted Hematopoietic Stem Cells Reverse Damage Caused by Neuromuscular Disorder
August 2017
Help UC San Diego Scientists Study Link between Body Bacteria and Autoimmune Diseases

Novel Stem Cell-Derived Model Created of Inflammatory Neurological Disorder

Mapping the Human Microbiome

Single Strep Bacteria Protein Sets Off White Blood Cell's Early Warning System

UC San Diego Scientists Invent New Tool for the Synthetic Biologist's Toolbox

Can I Test the Health of My Gut Microbiota?

From ancient tribes to modern civilization, what do our microbiomes say about us?

Are Dogs Probiotic?
May 2017
Hospital bacteria move from staff to patients

Breast milk donor bank to debut in San Diego

Paediatrics: Are human milk oligosaccharides the magic bullet for necrotizing enterocolitis?

How Breast Milk May Help Babies Fight Off A Deadly Infection
April 2017
The Human Impact of Machine Learning in Medical Diagnostics & More

In Four Related Papers, Researchers Describe New and Improved Tools for Stem Cell Research

Birth Weight is Risk Factor for Fatty Liver Disease in Children

Chancellor's Associates Faculty Excellence Awards Winner in Pediatrics
March 2017

What Does Congenital Zika Syndrome Look Like?

A Dose of Research

With tweaks, brains in a dish may yield clear clues to autism

Iron Deficiency in Infancy Can Lead to Risky Behaviors in Adolescence

Why I Stayed on My Anti-Anxiety Meds During My Pregnancy

Researchers Create Model of Anorexia Nervosa Using Stem Cells

"Match Day" at UCSD

Risk for Anorexia Could Be Genetic: Study

Mother's Milk Bank Drive a Huge Success

​February 2017

UC San Diego Researcher to Study Most Effective Treatment for Kawasaki Disease

Snapshots of Life: Picturing the Developing Windpipe

Potential New Drug Class Hits Multiple Cancer Cell Targets, Boosting Efficacy and Safety

January 2017

Patients with type 1 diabetes may need to check ketones more often

Unraveling a Human Mystery - a $10.5 Million Dollar Donation

Teaching Computers to Recognize Sick Guts—Machine Learning and The Microbiome

Unraveling the Complexity of Mother’s Milk

​San Diego-Based Illumina Says The $100 Genome Is Only A Few Years Away

Mini-brains made from teeth help reveal what makes us sociable

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December 2016
8 Things We Learned About Human Nature in 2016

Blood Test May Help Identify Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

​Advances in pediatric inflammatory skin disease

PSA to Surfers: Protect Yourself from Superbugs
November 2016
​What molecules you leave on your phone reveal about your lifestyle

Our perpetually vigilant internal guardian

Andeans with Altitude Sickness Produce Massive Amounts of Red Blood Cells
October 2016

Let Researchers Try New Paths

UC San Diego School of Medicine Researchers Receive $5 Million in Type 1 Diabetes Grants

Zika Virus Infection Alters Human and Viral RNA

A Human (And Humane) Quest To Find Therapies For Autism Disorders

Dog Fecal Matter Microbiome Predicts Canine Inflammatory Bowel Disease

​MicroRNA Specifically Kills Cancer Cells with Common Mutation

​September 2016
Biocom Life Science Catalyst Winners Named
April 2015
​Dr. Rob Knight Receives the Prestigious Massry Prize