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San Diego Union Tribune: How Sea Sponges make toxic flame retardants

The San Diego Union Tribune wrote an article based our latest publication in Nature Chemical Biology on Metagenomic discovery of polybrominated diphenyl ether biosynthesis by marine sponges.

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Scripps News: Study Finds Bacteria Living in Marine Sponge Produce Toxic Flame Retardant-Like Compounds

Research highlight based off SCOHH published paper on sponge microbiome marine brominated fire retardants.

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NSF Research Highlight: Bacteria living in marine spong produce toxic compounds found in man-made products

Research highlight based off SCOHH published paper on sponge microbiome marine brominated fire retardants.

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Research Highlight: Marine Microbes Could Help Clean Up Environmental Pollutants

Research highlight based off SCOHH published paper.

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Chemical & Engineering News: Marine microbial dehalogenase removes unwanted bromine 

Research highlight based off SCOHH published paper in Journal of the American Chemical Society on September 27, 2016.

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CW6 reporter Neda Iranpour won a local Emmy for a story on chemical contaminants (https://scripps.ucsd.edu/news/research-highlight-dolphin-sentinels) out of Professor Lihini Aluwihare's lab and in conjunction with Center for Oceans and Human Health.

 

 

Featured Article on Environmental Mass Spectrometry on labcompare.com: Multiple upstream devices and various forms of detection allow the analysis of many kinds of samples

Vinayak Agarwal, Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Postdoctoral Scholar, was interviewed about environmental MS and spoke about our Center's work on the web.

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San Diego 6 News Highlight: Hundreds of chemicals discovered in dolphin blubber

The interview with Nellie Shaul (a graduate student at SIO who worked in the labs of Lihini Aluwihare (SIO) and Eunha Hoh (SDSU), and Bradley Moore (SIO). Also Keith Maruya at SCCWRP provided some input on the where to go next with this information.

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Research Highlight: The Dolphin Sentinels

Research highlight based off SCOHH published paper.

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UC San Diego News Center: Marine Bacteria are Natural Source of Chemical Fire Retardants

Research highlight based off SCOHH published paper in UC San Diego News Center on June 29, 2014.

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The San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper: Flame retardants from sea bacteria

Research highlight based off SCOHH published paper in the San Diego local newspaper on June 29, 2014.

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Oceans and Human Health Grantees Meeting

Award recipients for the Oceans and Human Health program convene for a conference in March, 2014.

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New Center Targets Ocean Contaminants and Human Health

Scripps scientists lead two separate projects to track potentially toxic chemicals in marine life and their impacts on human health.

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