A new study by UCSF researchers revealed the intriguing possibility that HP1α binds to stretches of DNA and pulls it into droplets that shield the genetic material inside from the molecular machinery of the nucleus that reads and translates the genome.
Studying brain disorders is complicated for many reasons, not the least being the ethics of obtaining living neurons. To overcome that obstacle, UCSF postdoc Aditi Deshpande is starting with skin cells.
A picture may be worth a thousand words. But new imaging technology that harmonizes mighty and distinctive microscopes may tell a complex story about a disease or condition – how it develops and how it can be treated precisely
The mammalian placenta is a sort of armored car protecting a developing fetus. All manner of infectious agents attempt to break in, but few of them can. Scientists are working to understand why some infections do break through and how to stop them.
UCSF researchers are working to figure out how mouse stem cells divide and differentiate into acinar cells to rebuild the salivary gland after an injury. Such research could apply to patients who often lose the ability to produce saliva after undergoing radiation therapy for head and neck cancers.