A new study finds that a common cancer-causing mutation in a GTPase called Gαs subverts the model for this type of growth switch in cancer.
UCSF researchers have shown that an experimental brain boosting drug, ISRIB, acts like a molecular staple, pinning together parts of a much larger protein involved in cellular stress.
UCSF’s Peter Walter is among nine University of California inventors and innovators who have been selected to become National Academy of Inventors fellows.
UCSF researchers have discovered that two molecular partners interact at synapses to maintain stable neuronal function.
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.
Researchers at UCSF and elsewhere are turning to virtual experiments for the initial steps of drug development.
DeRisi, chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UCSF, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors accorded to an American scientist.
David O. Morgan, PhD, has been selected as the recipient of the 59th Annual Faculty Research Lectureship – Basic Science for his groundbreaking research on cell division.
The Perry Initiative, a nonprofit founded in 2009 by Lisa Lattanza and Jenni Buckley, aims to tackle gender imbalance in engineering and orthopaedics by providing bioengineering workshops for high school students.
UCSF"s Loren Frank, PhD, and Yifan Cheng, PhD, have been named Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigators, joining 24 other top U.S. biomedical researchers, who will receive the flexible support necessary to move their research in creative new directions.