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Study Finds that Fast-Moving Cells in the Human Immune System Walk in a Stepwise Manner

March 17, 2014

A team of biologists and engineers at the University of California, San Diego has discovered that white blood cells, which repair damaged tissue as part of the body’s immune response, move to inflamed sites by walking in a stepwise manner.

UCTV Launches New Stem Cell Channel

June 6, 2019

…UCTV Launches New Stem Cell Channel Viewers to go behind the scenes from autism to zebrafish Alysson R. Muotri loves stem cells. He runs a lab that studies them, and he’s inspired by the fascinating work colleagues around him are doing. He’s so excited that he wants to tell everyone…

Spotlight on Faculty Research: Stem Cell

November 14, 2011

…on Faculty Research: Stem Cell Shu Chien University Professor & Chair Dr. Chien and his colleagues have developed an array system 〈with thousands of combinations〉 that allows the rapid determination of the optimum physical and chemical conditions that direct the differentiation of stem cells into specific cell types. The ability…

New Findings on Fat Cell Metabolism Could Lead to New Approaches for Treating Diabetes and Obesity

November 16, 2015

…San Diego report new insights into what nutrients fat cells metabolize to make fatty acids. The findings pave the way for understanding potential irregularities in fat cell metabolism that occur in patients with diabetes and obesity and could lead to new treatments for these conditions.

Researchers Unravel Mechanisms that Control Cell Size

May 16, 2019

A multidisciplinary team has found the underlying mechanisms controlling the size of cells. The researchers found that “the adder,” a function that guides cells to grow by a fixed added size from birth to division, is controlled by specific proteins that accumulate to a specific threshold.

Add human-genome produced RNA to the list of cell surface molecules

September 10, 2020

Bioengineers at UC San Diego have shown that human-genome produced RNA is present on the surface of human cells, suggesting a more expanded role for RNA in cell-to-cell and cell-to-environment interactions than previously thought.

Model Suggests That Mammalian Sperm Cells Have Two Modes of Swimming

November 9, 2023

A new mathematical model predicts that mammalian sperm cells have two distinct swimming modes. This prediction opens new questions about potential connections between sperm cells’ motor activity and their transitions to hyperactivation phases that may play an important role in fertilization.

New Biomaterial gets “Sticky” with Stem Cells

December 10, 2012

…like the bones that hold up your body, your cells have their own scaffolding that holds them up. This scaffolding, known as the extracellular matrix, or ECM, not only props up cells but also provides attachment sites, or “sticky spots,” to which cells can bind, just as bones hold muscles…

Computational Strategy Helps to Map Human Epigenome

February 18, 2015

Nearly every cell in our bodies carries the same genetic code. Yet different types of cells read the same DNA in widely different ways, influenced by chemical chemical tags that modify the genetic material without changing the underlying DNA sequence. Scientists today announced significant progress in the unraveling of the…

$6M NIH Grant Launches UC San Diego Consortium to Study Insulin-Producing Cells

September 9, 2021

UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers will receive $6.4 million in National Institutes of Health grant funding to study how external signals and genetic variations influence the behavior of one cell type in particular: insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas.

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