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Biocom, the San Diego-based life science trade group, has named 10 winners of its new Life Science Catalyst Awards.

Biocom Life Science Catalyst winners named

Biocom, the San Diego-based life science trade group, has named 10 winners of its new Life Science Catalyst Awards.
The race to develop new antibiotics to fend off superbugs

Focus: The race against superbugs

The race to develop new antibiotics to fend off superbugs
Thousands of participants have submitted swabs of their feces to the American Gut Project

These researchers would like you to mail them your gut bacteria

Thousands of participants have submitted swabs of their feces to the American Gut Project
The rise in people who claim to have gluten allergies has been met with ridicule but many legitimate health conditions were once dismissed as imaginary

Gluten wars: skepticism over self-diagnosis and the illness we can't explain

The rise in people who claim to have gluten allergies has been met with ridicule but many legitimate health conditions were once dismissed as imaginary
Patterns in the outer protein coat of group A Streptococcus bacteria hae been uncovered by University of california San Diego researchers. The novel finding could lead to a vaccine against the infectious disease.

New Discovery Could Lead to Vaccine Against Flesh Eating Bacteria

Patterns in the outer protein coat of group A Streptococcus bacteria hae been uncovered by University of california San Diego researchers. The novel finding could lead to a vaccine against the infectious disease.
We’re all born naked, but we’re not all born with the same coat of microbes — and that may have a lasting impact on health.

Why A San Diego Scientist Swabbed His Newborn Daughter With Bacteria

We’re all born naked, but we’re not all born with the same coat of microbes — and that may have a lasting impact on health.
61-year-old Kathy Mitchell did not know that drinking during pregnancy was harmful. Her daughter Karli was born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. And now Mitchell is sharing their story to educate others.

This Is What It’s Like To Suffer From Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

61-year-old Kathy Mitchell did not know that drinking during pregnancy was harmful. Her daughter Karli was born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. And now Mitchell is sharing their story to educate others.
Yeah, Austin Durant can pickle that.

A Culture of Health Returns to Encinitas

Yeah, Austin Durant can pickle that.
But some experts question the monkeys' usefulness.

Scientists have Genetically Modified Monkeys to Study Autism

But some experts question the monkeys' usefulness.
As more people are being diagnosed with coeliac disease, the first drug treatments are entering clinical trials, but success is proving difficult to measure.

Coeliac disease: getting the measure of new drug treatments

As more people are being diagnosed with coeliac disease, the first drug treatments are entering clinical trials, but success is proving difficult to measure.
Obesity appears linked to the gut microbiome. How and why is still a mystery—but scientists have plenty of ideas.

Microbesity

Obesity appears linked to the gut microbiome. How and why is still a mystery—but scientists have plenty of ideas.
Just two-tenths of one percentage point kept San Diego from earning an A grade in the March of Dimes’ 2015 report card on premature births that will be released Thursday.

Grading cities on premature birth rates

Just two-tenths of one percentage point kept San Diego from earning an A grade in the March of Dimes’ 2015 report card on premature births that will be released Thursday.
New interdisciplinary research and education enterprise aims to understand and redesign the complex microbial communities that play critical roles in human and environmental health

UC San Diego Unveils Campus-Wide Microbiome and Microbial Sciences Initiative

New interdisciplinary research and education enterprise aims to understand and redesign the complex microbial communities that play critical roles in human and environmental health
When you call out the behavior of millions of Americans, you have to expect some blowback.

How we made gluten into a monster

When you call out the behavior of millions of Americans, you have to expect some blowback.
Fourteen-year-old Giancarlo Gil rests on the third floor at Rady Children’s Hospital following 11 surgeries in 25 days.

High school athlete’s fight continues after losing leg

Fourteen-year-old Giancarlo Gil rests on the third floor at Rady Children’s Hospital following 11 surgeries in 25 days.
How much alcohol is safe for pregnant women? US pediatricians say none

How much alcohol is safe for pregnant women?

How much alcohol is safe for pregnant women? US pediatricians say none