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May 17, 2018
 
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What's in Your Gut?
Big data dump from the world’s largest citizen science microbiome project reveals how factors such as diet, antibiotics and mental health status can influence the microbial and molecular makeup of your gut
When New York Times reporter Michael Pollan meticulously rolled a cotton-tipped swab across a piece of used toilet paper in 2013, his sample was about to become the first of 15,096 that would be included in the first major publication of the American Gut Project—an ongoing citizen science effort to understand the human microbiome. The publication appeared in the open access journal mSystems earlier this week. Read More »
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Out to Change the World
UC San Diego will host next year’s Ashoka U Exchange—one of the largest international gatherings on social innovation in higher education—from Feb. 21 to 23.  Read More »
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New Blood Test Rapidly Detects Signs of Pancreatic Cancer
A new diagnostic test for pancreatic cancer developed by UC San Diego researchers shows promise for detecting the disease earlier.  Read More »
 
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You Can Eat That Fork
A UC San Diego bioengineering alumnus has created compostable, edible cutlery that is strong enough to actually eat with, yet made entirely from food products so that it is compostable. Read More »
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Reprogrammed Stem Cell-Derived Neurons Survive Long-Term in Pigs with Spinal Cord Injuries »
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CBS News |  May 15
Studying poop samples, scientists find clues to health and disease»
Yahoo News  |  May 13
Why glowing, bioluminescent waves have reappeared in California »
Salon  |  May 12
Could a future cure for migraines come from a chance discovery in the past? »
Wired  |  May 13
Artificial neural nets grow brainlike cells to find their Way»
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