A recent study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego State University and the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology found that the age and sex of an individual strongly influences the bacterial diversity of the gut microbiome.
Exposure to glyphosate, the primary ingredient in the popular weed killer Roundup, correlates to more severe cases of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Professor Mihir Bellare, an internationally renowned cryptographer and a pioneer in data security and privacy, has been appointed the S. Gill Williamson Chancellor’s Endowed Chair in Computer Science at the University of California San Diego.
Using stem cells derived from six people, UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers recapitulated retinal cells in the lab. This “eye-in-a-dish” model allowed them to identify genetic variants that cause age-related macular degeneration, a common cause of vision loss.
Neurobiologists have located the brain area responsible for value decisions. Data from thousands of neurons revealed an area of the brain called the retrosplenial cortex, previously not known for “value-based decision-making,” a behavior that is impaired in a range of neurological conditions.
Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego have found that low oxygen levels in seawater could blind some marine invertebrates.
In a new study of older adults living in a senior continuing care facility, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine parse how distinctive factors, such as wisdom, loneliness, income and sleep quality, impact the physical and mental functioning of older persons.
University of California and Princeton scientists have been collaborating on a computational astrophysics project to learn more about the recent discovery of a black hole which sits in the middle of a galaxy called Messier 87 (M87), approximately 55 million light years from Earth.
University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers report that men treated with medications for benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate) experienced a two-year delay in diagnosis of their prostate cancer and were twice as likely to have advanced disease upon diagnosis.
The National Academy of Sciences announced that Susan Ackerman and Bill McGinnis have been elected to membership in the prestigious organization, one of the highest honors for U.S. scientists. Also elected this year is Jeremy Jackson, professor emeritus with Scripps Institution of Oceanography.