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.
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.
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.