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Scientists Decipher Mechanisms Underlying the Biology of Aging

November 2, 2017

…Decipher Mechanisms Underlying the Biology of Aging Multi-pronged approach reveals a delicate balance required for longevity Understanding the factors that control aging has been one of humanity’s endless pursuits, from the mystical fountain of youth to practical healthful regimens to prolong life expectancy. A team of scientists at the University…

Brain Organoids Reveal in Detail the Harms of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

November 18, 2022

UC San Diego researchers used human brain organoids to study the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on neural development, revealing significant harms in molecular detail.

Rewriting the Textbook on Gene Regulation: It’s the Big Picture That Counts

December 22, 2022

For the first time, researchers at UC San Diego have shown that changes in gene expression happen almost entirely during the transcription stage while the cells are growing. The researchers have provided a simple quantitative formula linking regulatory control to mRNA and protein levels.

When Water Temperatures Change, the Molecular Motors of Cephalopods Do Too

June 8, 2023

Working with live squid hatchlings at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego scientists find the animals can tune their proteome on the fly in response to changes in ocean temperature via the unique process of RNA recoding. The findings inspire new questions about basic protein function.

Hacking a Revolution in Biology

November 10, 2016

Hacking a Revolution in Biology Graduate students in new quantitative biology doctoral program learn to modify microscopes and other instruments to probe frontiers of their emerging discipline Photos by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications Graduate studies within any single scientific discipline are challenging endeavors on their own. But imagine combining…

Going Viral

November 2, 2023

Rommie Amaro, professor of molecular biology at UC San Diego, and her team use computers to investigate biological systems. Last year, their atomic-level computational model of the H1N1 influenza virus revealed vulnerabilities that could lead to more effective and longer-lasting flu vaccines.

In Memoriam: Jonathan Singer 1924-2017

February 8, 2017

Jonathan Singer, one of the first members of the biology faculty at UC San Diego who helped build the campus into a world leader in molecular and cell biology, died on February 2 in La Jolla, CA. He was 92.

New Study Flips the Script on Liver Cancer

April 12, 2023

UC San Diego scientists find a protein associated with liver cancer may actually be the key to protecting against it. By blocking ferroptosis, a form of liver cell death, the protein prevents liver damage and its progression to cancer.

An Innovative Way to Educate Students About Circadian Biology

November 30, 2017

…Educate Students About Circadian Biology Circadian biology had long been overshadowed by other sub-disciplines in the biological sciences. But when Susan Golden was named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) professor in 2014, she launched the UC San Diego BioClock Studio to promote and educate students about circadian biology. Golden,…

Tissue-Specific Immunity May Be the Future, if We Can First Learn its Rules

December 28, 2022

UC San Diego study reveals critical insights into the complex biology of tissue-specific T cells, paving the way for a new branch of precision therapeutics in immunity, autoimmunity, and cancer.

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