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Rob Knight was named winner of a Creative Promise Prize in Biomedical Science for his groundbreaking research on microbial communities and the development of computational tools that honed the analysis of microbial data.

Dr. Rob Knight Receives the Prestigious Massry Prize!

Rob Knight was named winner of a Creative Promise Prize in Biomedical Science for his groundbreaking research on microbial communities and the development of computational tools that honed the analysis of microbial data.
The American Gut Project is working to catalog all of the bacteria in our body. Watch the video featuring Rob Knight, PhD, and Embriette Hyde, PhD to learn more about the project.

Mapping the human microbiome

The American Gut Project is working to catalog all of the bacteria in our body. Watch the video featuring Rob Knight, PhD, and Embriette Hyde, PhD to learn more about the project.
Researchers at the University of California San Diego have invented a new method for controlling gene expression across bacterial colonies.

UC San Diego Scientists Invent New Tool for the Synthetic Biologist's Toolbox

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have invented a new method for controlling gene expression across bacterial colonies.
There is also a tremendous diversity among the microbiomes of healthy people.

Can I Test the Health of My Gut Microbiota?

There is also a tremendous diversity among the microbiomes of healthy people.
Recent studies raise new questions about how much pets can help—and hurt—human health

Are Dogs Probiotic?

Recent studies raise new questions about how much pets can help—and hurt—human health
Hospital staff are more likely to be a source of bacteria on patients’ skin than the reverse. Blog post can be found here: <a href="http://ucsdhealthsciences.tumblr.com/post/161028189815/yearlong-survey-tracks-microbiome-of-newly-opened">http://ucsdhealthsciences.tumblr.com/post/161028189815/yearlong-survey-tracks-microbiome-of-newly-opened</a>

Hospital bacteria move from staff to patients

Hospital staff are more likely to be a source of bacteria on patients’ skin than the reverse. Blog post can be found here: http://ucsdhealthsciences.tumblr.com/post/161028189815/yearlong-survey-tracks-microbiome-of-newly-opened
UC San Diego Health is working to supply the critical need of donor breast milk by opening up a milk bank in San Diego.

Breast milk donor bank to debut in San Diego

UC San Diego Health is working to supply the critical need of donor breast milk by opening up a milk bank in San Diego.
New data demonstrate that disialyllacto-N-tetraose levels in breast milk can predict the risk of NEC, and these findings might provide a strategy for successful intervention.

Paediatrics: Are human milk oligosaccharides the magic bullet for necrotizing enterocolitis?

New data demonstrate that disialyllacto-N-tetraose levels in breast milk can predict the risk of NEC, and these findings might provide a strategy for successful intervention.
American researchers revealed one of the most important practices in a child&#39;s early life, breastfeeding, may have the ability to prevent a nasty and potentially deadly infection.

How Breast Milk May Help Babies Fight Off A Deadly Infection

American researchers revealed one of the most important practices in a child's early life, breastfeeding, may have the ability to prevent a nasty and potentially deadly infection.
Think what it would mean, for example, if you could use your smartphone to take a photo of a worrisome mole and send the image in to be remotely analyzed by a computer system.

The Human Impact of Machine Learning in Medical Diagnostics & More

Think what it would mean, for example, if you could use your smartphone to take a photo of a worrisome mole and send the image in to be remotely analyzed by a computer system.
Findings focus on better harnessing the potential of induced pluripotent stem cells

In Four Related Papers, Researchers Describe New and Improved Tools for Stem Cell Research

Findings focus on better harnessing the potential of induced pluripotent stem cells
“What our research found is that low-birth weight and high-birth weight were both associated with the severity of liver disease, but in different ways,” said Jeffrey Schwimmer, MD.

Birth Weight is Risk Factor for Fatty Liver Disease in Children

“What our research found is that low-birth weight and high-birth weight were both associated with the severity of liver disease, but in different ways,” said Jeffrey Schwimmer, MD.
Our own Victor Nizet was recently awarded the Excellence in Research in Science &amp; Engineering” award from the UCSD Chancellor’s Associates. To read the Chancellor&#39;s blog, click here.<br>

Chancellor's Associates Faculty Excellence Awards Winner in Pediatrics

Our own Victor Nizet was recently awarded the Excellence in Research in Science & Engineering” award from the UCSD Chancellor’s Associates. To read the Chancellor's blog, click here.
Researchers, including Ped’s own Miguel del Campo, MD, PhD, describe phenotypic spectrum based on 83 affected children in Brazil. To attend the Symposium: <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-zika-virus-symposium-incubator-session-tickets-33229837338">https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-zika-virus-symposium-incubator-session-tickets-33229837338</a>

What Does Congenital Zika Syndrome Look Like?

Researchers, including Ped’s own Miguel del Campo, MD, PhD, describe phenotypic spectrum based on 83 affected children in Brazil. To attend the Symposium: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-zika-virus-symposium-incubator-session-tickets-33229837338
Pharmaceutical company collaboration supports research and education in neglected diseases and underserved patient populations

A Dose of Research

Pharmaceutical company collaboration supports research and education in neglected diseases and underserved patient populations
The best way to understand something complex is, perhaps, to rebuild it.

With tweaks, brains in a dish may yield clear clues to autism

The best way to understand something complex is, perhaps, to rebuild it.

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UC San Diego Health Sciences | Future of Care: Women and Infants
UC San Diego Health Sciences | Future of Care: Women and Infants
Peds Focus: Gastroenterology & Neonatology
Peds Focus: Gastroenterology & Neonatology
Peds Focus:Neurology & Neurosurgery
Peds Focus:Neurology & Neurosurgery
Lakeysha
Lakeysha
"Kicking Butt with CF at 67" Paul Quinton, Ph.D.
US News Rankings 2012
US News Rankings 2012
LeNoir - NMA Pediatric Lecture: Health Disparities in Children/Causes Consequences and Conviction
LeNoir - NMA Pediatric Lecture:  Health Disparities in Children/Causes Consequences and Conviction
Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes (UCSD, PDRC)
Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes (UCSD, PDRC)
FRESH: Child Weight Program
FRESH: Child Weight Program
UC San Diego Health Sciences | Future of Care: Women and Infants
UC San Diego Health Sciences | Future of Care: Women and Infants
Peds Focus: Gastroenterology & Neonatology
Peds Focus: Gastroenterology & Neonatology
Peds Focus:Neurology & Neurosurgery
Peds Focus:Neurology & Neurosurgery
Lakeysha
Lakeysha
"Kicking Butt with CF at 67" Paul Quinton, Ph.D.
US News Rankings 2012
US News Rankings 2012
LeNoir - NMA Pediatric Lecture: Health Disparities in Children/Causes Consequences and Conviction
LeNoir - NMA Pediatric Lecture:  Health Disparities in Children/Causes Consequences and Conviction
Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes (UCSD, PDRC)
Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes (UCSD, PDRC)
FRESH: Child Weight Program
FRESH: Child Weight Program
UC San Diego Health Sciences | Future of Care: Women and Infants
UC San Diego Health Sciences | Future of Care: Women and Infants
Peds Focus: Gastroenterology & Neonatology
Peds Focus: Gastroenterology & Neonatology
Peds Focus:Neurology & Neurosurgery
Peds Focus:Neurology & Neurosurgery
Lakeysha
Lakeysha
"Kicking Butt with CF at 67" Paul Quinton, Ph.D.
US News Rankings 2012
US News Rankings 2012
LeNoir - NMA Pediatric Lecture: Health Disparities in Children/Causes Consequences and Conviction
LeNoir - NMA Pediatric Lecture:  Health Disparities in Children/Causes Consequences and Conviction
Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes (UCSD, PDRC)
Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes (UCSD, PDRC)
FRESH: Child Weight Program
FRESH: Child Weight Program
Childhood Obesity -- Obese Children in the United States
Childhood Obesity -- Obese Children in the United States
UC San Diego Health Sciences | Future of Care: Women and Infants
UC San Diego Health Sciences | Future of Care: Women and Infants
Peds Focus: Gastroenterology & Neonatology
Peds Focus: Gastroenterology & Neonatology
Peds Focus:Neurology & Neurosurgery
Peds Focus:Neurology & Neurosurgery
Lakeysha
Lakeysha
"Kicking Butt with CF at 67" Paul Quinton, Ph.D.
US News Rankings 2012
US News Rankings 2012
LeNoir - NMA Pediatric Lecture: Health Disparities in Children/Causes Consequences and Conviction
LeNoir - NMA Pediatric Lecture:  Health Disparities in Children/Causes Consequences and Conviction
Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes (UCSD, PDRC)
Stem Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes (UCSD, PDRC)
FRESH: Child Weight Program
FRESH: Child Weight Program
Childhood Obesity -- Obese Children in the United States
Childhood Obesity -- Obese Children in the United States

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