Countering a rising antibiotic resistance crisis, doctors now prescribe combinations of antibiotics. Yet many risks are involved with such multi-drug combinations. Scientists have developed a way to help doctors evaluate outcomes for different drug pairs and boost the odds of successful treatment.
Using CRISPR/Cas9 technology, scientists have genetically engineered a method to reverse insecticide resistance. The gene replacement method offers a new way to fight deadly malaria spread and reduce the use of pesticides that protect valuable food crops.
Researchers studying how small worms defend themselves against pathogens have discovered a gene that acts as a first-line response against infection. They identified “ZIP-1” as a centralized hub for immune response, a finding could have implications for understanding human immunity against viruses.
UC San Diego biologists have developed a method for genetic inheritance control in male mice, an achievement that advances new laboratory models in an array of research pursuits, from investigations of human disease to therapeutic drug design to invasive species removal.
Researchers have discovered that communities of bacteria are far more advanced than previously believed. Scientists found that cells within these communities are organized in elaborate patterns, a feature previously associated with higher-level organisms such as plants and animals.
Researchers studying honey bees have found that colony size matters in determining how members make decisions in the face of dynamic survival conditions. Large, established colonies are less likely to take chances while smaller colonies are much more willing to take risks.
UC San Diego scientists have created a new technology that rapidly detects the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The new SENSR was developed using CRISPR gene-editing technology as a rapid diagnostic that eventually could be used in homes, airports and other locations.
Camille Nebeker, Ed.D., associate professor at the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science at UC San Diego, was a member of the University of California Presidential Working Group on Artificial Intelligence that was launched in 2020. UC adopted the recommendation to guid
Biological Sciences Associate Professor Elizabeth Villa has been selected as a 2021 Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator. As one of 33 scientists chosen out of pool of more than 800, Villa will receive $9 million over a seven-year HHMI Investigator term.
Scientists have created the precision-guided sterile insect technique, a new CRISPR-based technology to control Aedes aegypti, the mosquito species responsible for spreading wide-ranging diseases including dengue fever, chikungunya and Zika.