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Images of dinoflagellates collected during Long-Term Ecological Reseach cruise off California, 2021

Scientists Announce Comprehensive Regional Diagnostic of Microbial Ocean Life using DNA Testing

Large-scale ‘metabarcoding’ methods could revolutionize how society understands forces that drive seafood supply, planet’s ability to remove greenhouse gases

Microbial ecologist Jack Gilbert

A Scientist's Life: Jack Gilbert

Microbial ecologist seeks ways to collaborate with bacteria to improve human and ecosystem health

Sand dollars off La Jolla, Calif. Photo: Greg Rouse

Study Reconsiders Early Evolution of Sea Urchins

Genome-scale analysis of evolutionary relationships and times of origin of sea urchins and their relatives prompts re-evaluation of their fossil record

Scientists Discover How Molecule Becomes Anticancer Weapon

Deep-sea microbe provides rich source of medically potent drugs

Deirdre Lyons

A Scientist's Life: Deirdre Lyons

Developmental biologist uncovers the instructions for life carried in cells

Mining for Solutions

A new study using genome mining reinforces the potential of biochemistry

Researchers collect seaweed at the tide pools

Revealing the Secrets of Seaweeds

UC San Diego researchers explore seaweed genome diversity in a first-of-its-kind project that could help solve societal challenges

Detail of Coronaviridae life cycle

Researchers Identify Natural Products with Potential Efficacy Against Coronavirus, Ebola, and Other Lethal Viruses

Review of the life histories of RNA viruses and the compounds that could disrupt them offers hope for curtailment of future pandemics

E/V Nautilus. Photo: Ocean Exploration Trust

Scientists Studying Biodiversity and Pharmaceutical Potential on Seafloor off California

Viewers can tune in live to watch trio of Scripps Oceanography researchers and their students explore the deep ocean

Emperor Penguins Crary Bank Photo by Gerald Kooyman

Even at 400 Meters Deep, Banks of Ross Sea Are Consistent Source of Emperor Penguin Food

Secrets of most successful colony in Antarctica revealed over more than two decades of study

anti cancer drugs

Deep Sea Anti-Cancer Drug Discovered by Scripps Scientists Enters Final Phase of Clinical Trials

Microbe from the ocean floor is a promising new treatment for glioblastoma, the cancer that killed Sen. John McCain

smart 2.0 natural compounds

"SMART 2.0" Revolutionizing Identification of Natural Compounds

Organic chemistry tool developed at UC San Diego is speeding up drug discovery, toxicological analysis, and more

The seaweed Digenea simplex on the beach.

Scientists Develop New Production Method for Seaweed Chemical Used in Brain Research

Researchers find an affordable and effective way to produce kainic acid, an important natural chemical used by neuroscientists

Scripps scientists Bradley Moore and Vinayak Agarwal

Research Highlight: Bacteria Living in Marine Sponge Produce Flame Retardant-Like Compounds

Scripps researchers are steps closer to understanding their human health implications

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