An international team of computer scientists has for the first time developed a method to find antibiotics hidden in huge but still unexplored mass spectrometry datasets. They detailed their new method, called DEREPLICATOR, in the Oct. 31 issue of Nature Chemical Biology.
The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego has inaugurated a new life sciences computing initiative focused on improving the performance of bioinformatics applications and associated analysis pipelines on current and future advanced computing systems.
The project, which previously received $500,000 from the Gates Foundation, is expected to make children’s vaccinations more efficient and more effective by removing reliance on manual identification and recordkeeping.
UC San Diego’s Computer Science and Engineering department and Illumina Inc. co-sponsored DNA Day 2016, a day-long workshop featuring talks and cutting-edge bioinformatics and genomics research, including several speakers with dual appointments in CSE and the UC San Diego School of Medicine.
Is social media good for you, or bad? Well, it’s complicated. A study of 12 million Facebook users suggests that using Facebook is associated with living longer – when it serves to maintain and enhance your real-world social ties. Oh and you can relax and stop watching how many “likes” you get:…
U.S. News and World Report has named the University of California San Diego the 15th best university in the world, up four spots compared to last year, in the third annual global rankings, released today. The campus was ranked as the 4th best public university in the U.S. on the list of the world’s…
Experts at the recent Global Biological Standards Institute workshop — as well as Cell Press and Thermo Fisher Scientific — have agreed to adopt reproducibility standards first proposed by QI affiliate Anita Bandrowski and her colleagues.
A molecular biology professor at the University of California San Diego who developed an innovative way to understand the development and evolution of microbial communities using cheese is one of 18 early-career scientists and engineers nationwide who have won prestigious 2016 Packard Fellowships for…
Four teams of neuroscientists at the University of California San Diego were awarded a total of $2.27 million this week from the National Institutes of Health to continue their research under President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative.
An international team led by University of California San Diego researchers has employed a novel computational approach to design and create a new compound that in laboratory studies has reduced deficits and neurodegenerative symptoms that underlie Parkinson’s disease.