UCSF scientists working in the lab used a chemical found in an anti-wrinkle cream to prevent the death of nerve cells damaged by mutations that cause an inherited form of Parkinson’s disease.
August 19, 2013
August 12, 2013
Researchers have probed deep into the cell’s genome to begin learning the “grammar” that helps determine whether or not a gene gets switched on to make the protein it encodes, advancing efforts to use gene and cell-based therapies to treat disease.
August 08, 2013
A team of investigators led by UCSF and the Gladstone Institutes has found a way to map an enzyme’s underlying molecular machinery, revealing patterns that could allow them to predict how an enzyme behaves – and what happens when this process disrupted.
July 31, 2013
UCSF has tapped acclaimed molecular biologist Nevan Krogan, PhD, to lead the UCSF site of the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) at UCSF Mission Bay.
July 03, 2013
The ability to form blood vessels is one of evolution’s crowning achievements. Now, scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have identified the molecular signals that direct the process of committing endothelial cells to become arteries or veins during embryonic development.
June 27, 2013
A new UCSF study highlights the potential importance of the vast majority of human DNA that lies outside of genes within the cell.
June 17, 2013
Memory improved in mice injected with a small, drug-like molecule discovered by UCSF researchers studying how cells respond to biological stress.
May 08, 2013
UCSF recently convened experts to discuss cell therapies, which have already saved children and adults from leukemia in clinical trials after other drugs failed them.
April 29, 2013
New research conducted at UCSF sheds lights on how fingers and toes are formed in the womb, a finding likely to fundamentally reshape biologists' understanding of how cells communicate to each other during development.
April 18, 2013
UCSF scientists have discovered that muscle repair requires the action of two types of cells better known for causing inflammation and forming fat.