Emmanuelle Passegué’s passion for blood is focused on rejuvenation and longer life. This may sound like something out of a vampire story, but her work is rooted in a different kind of mystery: one that could hold the key to how well we age and respond to diseases.
UCSF researchers have for the first time developed a method to precisely control embryonic stem cell differentiation with beams of light, enabling them to be transformed into neurons in response to a precise external cue.
Researchers Gail Martin and Allan Balmain are UCSF's newest members of the Royal Society.
Adult neural stem cells, which are commonly thought of as having the ability to develop into many type of brain cells, are in reality pre-programmed before birth to make very specific types of neurons.
UC San Francisco scientists have identified characteristics of a family of daughter cells, called MPPs, which are the first to arise from stem cells within bone marrow that generate the entire blood system.
By studying fossilized teeth from thousands of extinct rodent species, UCSF and University of Helsinki scientists have shown how fundamental evolutionary mechanisms drive the emergence of novel mammalian stem cells.
Researchers at UCSF have pulled aside the curtain on a protein informally known as the “wasabi receptor,” revealing at near-atomic resolution structures that could be targeted with anti-inflammatory pain drugs.
A research team at UC San Francisco has discovered an RNA molecule called Pnky that can be manipulated to increase the production of neurons from neural stem cells.
UCSF Magazine explores how scientists are uncovering surprising new tools – young blood and video games – to rejuvenate the brain.