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UC San Diego Signs MOU with Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe

October 26, 2018

UC San Diego Signs MOU with Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe

The University of California San Diego and the Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe (FBRI) have entered into a five-year memo of understanding (MOU). The MOU was announced Oct. 19, 2018 in Japan at the 20thanniversary celebration of the Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster, of which FBRI is the core research institute.The MOU affirms a shared interest between UC San Diego and FBRI in cooperative biomedical research that will include joint research projects and publications, co-hosting seminars and workshops, and site visits. The primary contacts for the MOU are Dr. Shu Chien for UC San Diego and Dr. Ryuji Hiramatsu for FBRI. Full Story


Machine learning identifies antibiotic resistance genes in tuberculosis-causing bacteria

October 25, 2018

Machine learning identifies antibiotic resistance genes in tuberculosis-causing bacteria

Researchers have trained a machine learning algorithm to identify and predict which genes make infectious bacteria resistant to antibiotics. The approach was tested on strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis—the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB) in humans. It identified 33 known and 24 new antibiotic resistance genes in these bacteria. The approach could be used to predict resistance in other infection-causing pathogens. Full Story


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October 1, 2018

Four researchers recognized for innovative and transformative work by NIH

Three researchers at the University of California San Diego have been selected to receive 2018 NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards. In addition, David Traver from the UC San Diego School of Medicine, has received an NIH Director’s Transformative award. Full Story