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7/20/2016
Mother Earth News

​Features Rob Knight, PhD

6/30/2016
Constipation affects roughly 42 million Americans. Pregnant women, older adults and people taking certain medications are most at risk. Learn about steps you can take to get things moving again.
6/27/2016
San Diego Union Tribune

​Features Catriona Jamieson, MD, PhD, Rob Knight, PhD, Scott Lippman, MD, and Jill Mesirov, PhD

6/13/2016
San Diego Union Tribune

​Features Rob Knight, PhD, Jill Mesirov, PhD, Scott Lippman, MD, and Catriona Jamieson, MD, PhD

6/8/2016
FierceBiotech

​Features Tannishtha Reya, PhD, and Andrew Lowy, MD

6/6/2016
Drug Discovery News

​Features Embriette Hyde, PhD, and Rob Knight, PhD

6/2/2016
University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers are expanding the American Gut Project into Asia. The goal of American Gut, the world’s largest crowdfunded citizen science project, i ...
5/31/2016
Huffington Post

​Features Amir Zarrinpar, MD, PhD

5/23/2016
The Medical News

​Features David Brenner, MD, vice chancellor, Health Sciences and dean, School of Medicine, and Peter Ernst, DVM, PhD

5/23/2016
FierceBioTech

​Features Koji Taniguchi, MD, PhD

5/18/2016
GEN

​Features Petrus de Jong, MD, PhD, Koji Taniguchi, MD, PhD, and Eyal Raz, MD

5/17/2016
While investigating a potential therapeutic target for the ERK1 and 2 pathway, a widely expressed signaling molecule known to drive cancer growth in one third of patients with colorectal cancer, Unive ...
5/16/2016
Newsweek

​Features Rob Knight, PhD, Pieter Dorrestein, PhD, and Embriette Hyde, PhD

5/16/2016
Injections of the soil bacterium Mycobacterium vaccae promote stress resilience and improve coping behaviors in mice, according to a new study led by researchers at University of California San Diego ...
5/13/2016
On May 13, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced a new National Microbiome Initiative, a coordinated effort to better understand microbiomes and to develop tools to ...
5/12/2016
A diabetes medication described in some studies as an effective treatment for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) works no better than a placebo, report researchers at University of California Sa ...
5/4/2016
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have shown that ozanimod (RPC1063), a novel drug molecule, is moderately effective in the treatment of ulcerative colitis. Results ...
4/26/2016
While technological advances have made it easier to map our microbiomes and metabolomes, these studies typically take too long for that data to be medically useful. Researchers at the University of Ca ...
4/5/2016
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have determined that certain gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are more deadly than previously reported in medical literatur ...
4/5/2016
In a paper published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine conducted a prospective study of 100 patients (56 percent women) ...
2/29/2016
Rising above Interstate 5 on the east campus of University of California, San Diego, the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute Building (ACTRI), a five-sided polygon of glass, steel and ...
2/23/2016
Colorectal cancer is among the most deadly cancers in the United States. However, advances in early detection and treatment are enabling many sufferers to beat this foe. Samuel Eisenstein, MD, provide ...
1/5/2016
One way to start fresh in the New Year is to juice: replacing at least one meal with a blended vegetable and fruit concoction. It can be an effective, healthy way to lose pounds and feel fitter with r ...
5/7/2015
Research shows you and your dog are inhabited by similar microbes. Now you can both participate in scientific studies to help UC San Diego researchers learn more about how living with a dog affects hu ...
5/7/2015
Constipation is a serious health problem that won't go away. Too little dietary fiber is the main culprit but here are 13 other causes.
11/6/2014
In an effort to better understand inflammatory bowel disease and develop new, more effective treatments, UC San Diego Health System opened an IBD biobank to collect patient samples and further scienti ...
6/27/2014
Ever have that feeling you're not alone? You're not. Trillions of microbes reside within your intestinal tract, for good and ill. UC San Diego scientists and physicians are discovering new ways to emp ...
5/5/2014
After a mother of two was in horrific pain, lost her sense of taste and her hair started falling out, she was referred to UC San Diego Health System and diagnosed with a rare disease called Cronkhite- ...
3/4/2014
Listen to your body: sometimes it's trying to tell you something is wrong. Here are 10 symptoms you shouldn't ignore.
12/10/2013
To create a better patient experience for people with chronic disease, UC San Diego Health System has implemented shared medical appointments, a pilot program to increase access to physicians and aid ...
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