human health

Mapping the Pathway to Gut Health in HIV and SIV Infections

November 20, 2019
Katti (Horng) Crakes, doctoral student in the schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis, served as first author on a UC Davis research study that found that the damaged gut lining (known as leaky gut) in monkeys infected with chronic simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), an HIV-like virus, was rapidly repaired within five hours of receiving Lactobacillus plantarum bacteria. The outcome lends hope that leaky gut, a common condition among HIV patients, could be effectively treated in the future.

What's in Your Food?

November 19, 2019
Food authentication is becoming increasingly important, as contamination and fraud can occur at any point within a supply chain. Professor Bart Weimer has collaborated with IBM researchers and industry partners to use metagenomics, analytics and cloud to build new ways to authenticate the composition of raw materials.