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.
April 05, 2013
The cellular gatekeepers that escort the most common pharmaceuticals into our cells continue to work within the cells as well, according to a UC San Francisco discovery that could transform drug design and lead to new ways to treat disease.
November 08, 2012
A mother’s willingness to sacrifice her own health and safety for the sake of her children is a common narrative across cultures — and by no means unique to humans alone. Now an unexpected discovery at UCSF shows that even yeast “mothers” do it, giving all to their offspring — even at the cost of their own lives.
October 18, 2012
Researchers at UCSF have identified the lynchpin that activates brown fat cells, which burn fat molecules instead of storing them, making them the focus of pharmaceutical research aimed at fighting obesity.