For a tiny embryo to develop into an adult organism, its cells must develop in precise patterns and interact with their neighbors in carefully orchestrated ways. To create complex tissues and organs – from the pattern of rods and cones in the retina to the Byzantine filtration systems of the kidney – all these developing cells must constantly answer a fundamental but surprisingly difficult question: Where am I?
UCSF scientists have devised a novel approach to halting the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease. […]
As people around the world try to envision recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, much attention has been paid to antibody testing as a way to identify people who have developed immunity to the virus. UCSF experts explain how antibody testing works, who … […]
UCSF researchers have now determined how the TRPA1 molecule manages to sense such a diverse variety of dangerous chemicals — and do so with enough sensitivity to let you flee before suffering too much tissue damage. […]