News Releases from 2015

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December 10, 2015

Vertebrate Decomposition Study Provides Potential New Tool For Forensic Science

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and University of Colorado Boulder have discovered that unique and changing microbial communities present during decomposition of human cadavers may provide a reliable “clock” for forensic scientists. The method could be used to estimate time of death in different seasons, as well determine the original location of moved corpses and help locate buried corpses.The study, published by Science, appears online December 10.

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October 29, 2015

UC San Diego Unveils Campus-Wide Microbiome and Microbial Sciences Initiative

UC San Diego has launched the Microbiome and Microbial Sciences Initiative, a concerted research and education effort that will leverage the university’s strengths in engineering, medicine, science and the humanities to produce a detailed understanding of microbiomes, and methods for manipulating them for the benefit of human health and the environment.

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October 7, 2015

UC San Diego Researchers Team Up with Illumina to Speed-Read Your Microbiome

Data analysis app accelerates studies aimed at using microbes to predict, diagnose and treat human diseases   

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