UCSB researchers in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology have recently discovered a mechanism by which embryonic cells decide to become specific cell types in adult humans. The discovery comes from the lab of Joel Rothman and was carried out by graduate student Nareg Djabrayan along with Erica […]
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UCSF researcher Shinya Yamanaka was recently awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering that mature cells can be reprogrammed into pluripotent stem cells. Yamanaka was the first to produce induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) back in 2006. These cells are unique in that they are stem cells […]
Thomas Weimbs, an Associate Professor in the Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Department since 2007, has a lab at UCSB focuses on uncovering the underlying mechanisms of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD), a common genetic disease for which a cure still remains elusive. He is a leading expert in […]
UCSB researchers addressed the numerous possibilities of multiblock polymers in their latest publication in Science. Materials professor Glenn Fredrickson and project scientist Kris Delaney reported on the need of a theoretical framework to guide an otherwise overwhelming flood of options in multiblock polymer research in their paper, Multiblock Polymers: Panacea […]
UCSB researchers Michael Mahan and Douglas Heithoff recently discovered “hypervirulent” strains of Salmonella. New methods to identify this especially dangerous form of Salmonella may allow scientists to effectively reduce food poisoning caused by these strains of the bacteria. These particular Salmonella bacteria are more potent than normal strains since they […]