Citizen Scientists Dive in to Support Scripps Exploration on the High Seas

Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s fleet of research vessels has logged hundreds of thousands of nautical miles exploring the world’s oceans. That effort has now risen to a new level. An agreement signed between Scripps and the International SeaKeepers Society will leverage the might of citizen scientists in support of research projects at sea.


Vaginal Microbes Can Be Partially Restored to C-Section Babies

In a small pilot study, researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai determined that a simple swab to transfer vaginal microbes from a mother to her C-section-delivered newborn can alter the baby's microbial makeup (microbiome) in a way that more closely resembles the microbiome of a vaginally delivered baby.

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UC San Diego Researchers Cited Among “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds”

Twenty-two UC San Diego scientists and physicians are among the 2015 listing of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds,” an annual compendium of “Highly Cited Researchers” by Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information company.

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