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Therapeutic Potential of Bizarre ‘Jumbo’ Viruses Tapped for $10M HHMI Emerging Pathogens Project

January 26, 2023

UC San Diego and its collaborating partners have been awarded $10 million from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to leverage the biomedical promise of viruses known as bacteriophages as new therapeutic agents in the fight against the rising crisis of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections.

Middle School Science Project Leads to Better Contact Lens Solution

May 26, 2016

…that commonly cause eye infections? Which of the many commercially available solutions are the best? Janie Kim with her latest science fair presentation “I had these questions because I wear contacts, I never clean them properly, and I’ve had eye infections myself,” Janie said. To get started, she Googled “biomedical…

Gel Filled with Nanosponges Cleans up MRSA Infections

May 18, 2015

…lead to an effective treatment for skin and wound infections caused by MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), an antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This nanosponge-hydrogel minimized the growth of skin lesions on mice infected with MRSA – without the use of antibiotics. The researchers recently published their findings online in Advanced Materials.

Cigarette Smoke Makes Superbugs More Aggressive

April 2, 2015

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), an antibiotic-resistant superbug, can cause life-threatening skin, bloodstream and surgical site infections or pneumonia. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine now report that cigarette smoke may make matters worse. The study, published March 30 by Infection and Immunity, shows that MRSA…

UC San Diego Researchers Identify How Skin Ages, Loses Fat and Immunity

December 26, 2018

Some dermal fibroblasts can convert into fat cells that reside under the dermis, giving skin a youthful look and producing peptides that fight infections. University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers and colleagues show how this happens and what causes it to stop as people age.

Antibiotic Effective Against Drug-Resistant Bacteria in Pediatric Skin Infections

February 16, 2017

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterial scourge that is resistant to most common antibiotics and thus difficult to treat, particularly in children where it commonly causes complicated skin and skin structure infections. In a randomized, controlled clinical trial — the first of its kind — a multi-institution research team…

Cat Bacteria Treats Mouse Skin Infection, May Help You and Your Pets As Well

October 19, 2021

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine identify a strain of bacteria on healthy cats that produces antibiotics against severe skin infections. The findings may soon lead to new bacteriotherapies for humans and their pets, wherein cat bacteria is applied via topical cream or spray.

Scientists Race to Outpace Lethal Bacterial Infections

May 30, 2018

…study, deaths from deadly infections will be more common than cancer deaths. Scientists report that currently antimicrobial resistance causes 23,000 deaths annually in the U.S.; 700,000 deaths worldwide. Better methods to treat bacterial infections are urgently needed. So researchers, including a University of California San Diego professor, are gaining ground…

Model Predicts How E. Coli Bacteria Adapt Under Stress

October 13, 2017

…adaptive cell modeling could provide patient-specific treatments for bacterial infections.

Three UC San Diego Undergraduates Awarded National Competitive Scholarships

May 13, 2013

Kaylan Agnew, Neil Sapra and Chiara Ricci-Tam are the University of California, San Diego’s latest undergraduates to be recognized with national competitive scholarship awards.

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