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A Mathematical Model Connects the Evolution of Chickens, Fish and Frogs

December 6, 2023

One of the most enduring questions of life is: How does it happen? New research suggests that the same physical principles behind multicellular self-organization may have evolved across vertebrate species.

Noninvasive Test for Embryo Quality Could Streamline Fertility Treatment

January 10, 2024

Researchers from UC San Diego have developed a noninvasive approach for predicting the quality of lab-fertilized embryos using leftover culture medium.

Researchers Find an Unexpected Protein Function in Sea Urchin Embryo Development

November 18, 2015

Scripps researchers are using sea urchins to help understand proteins relevant to human and environmental health. Cell proteins called drug transporters have been known to prevent chemotherapy and other drugs from reaching cells in disease treatment. Hamdoun and his colleagues have identified the role of a drug transporter in the…

Bioengineering Study Finds Two-Cell Mouse Embryos Already Talking about Their Future

November 26, 2014

…have discovered that mouse embryos are contemplating their cellular fates in the earliest stages after fertilization when the embryo has only two to four cells, a discovery that could upend the scientific consensus about when embryonic cells begin differentiating into cell types. Their research, which used single-cell RNA sequencing to…

Robots to the Rhino Rescue

May 2, 2019

…perform artificial insemination and embryo transfer on rhinos. That’s the type of tool that San Diego Zoo Global researchers and UC San Diego roboticists have teamed up to create. They are currently seeking crowdfunding to help design and build the robot. Michael Yip, UC San Diego professor of electrical and…

Discovery of Wound-Healing Genes in Flies Could Mitigate Human Skin Ailments

April 24, 2013

Biologists at UC San Diego have identified eight genes never before suspected to play a role in wound healing that are called into action near the areas where wounds occur.

For the Perfect Eggs, Roundworms Use Small RNAs

March 24, 2016

…as a model to better understand how eggs enable embryonic development, using only the materials already present in them. Their study uncovers the role small RNAs and helper proteins play in fine-tuning egg development.

UC San Diego Scientists Garner National High-Risk, High-Reward Awards

October 5, 2017

Emma Farley, an assistant professor at UC San Diego’s Division of Biological Sciences and School of Medicine, has been awarded the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award. Melissa Gymrek, an assistant professor in the School of Medicine and Department of Computer Science and Engineering, will receive the NIH Director’s Early Independence…

Before There Will Be Blood

November 6, 2014

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine describe the surprising and crucial involvement of a pro-inflammatory signaling protein in the creation of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) during embryonic development, a finding that could help scientists to finally reproduce HSCs for therapeutic use.

Like Language, Genomes Are Encoded by Grammar Rules

March 10, 2023

A study led by Assistant Professor Emma Farley and two graduate students has found that developing genomes not only follow a precise pattern of expression, but the process is governed by rules that are similar to the ways in which grammar systematically structures our languages.

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