An international team of scientists has synthetically engineered mosquitoes that halt the transmission of the dengue virus. The development marks the first engineered approach in mosquitoes that targets the four known types of dengue, improving upon previous designs that addressed single strains.
Two different UC San Diego research teams identified the same molecule — αvβ5 integrin — as Zika virus’ key to brain cell entry. They found ways to take advantage of the integrin to both block Zika virus from infecting cells and turn it into something good: a way to shrink brain cancer stem cells.
Two researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego are about to tether themselves to an ice floe in the Arctic for the sake of oceanic microbial discovery.
As a structural biologist, Geoffrey Chang has spent most of his career focused on very small objects. As a professor at the Skaggs School of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, his research has included studying transporter structures.
A new year … and a new decade … is an opportunity to spark positive change locally and worldwide. At UC San Diego, students, faculty and staff are invited to usher in 2020 at the second annual Changemaker Week from Jan. 18–25.
Under the invisible beam of the scanning electron microscope, the bottom of a gecko’s foot resolved into a field of tiny hairs. As both sample and microscope sat miles away in the Nano3 laboratory of UC San Diego’s Qualcomm Institute, a high school biology class at the Kearny School of College Connections…
On a recent sunny day at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, a team of specialized zookeepers collected breast milk samples from two female elephants nursing their 1-year-old calves. Unlike the mechanical breast pumps used by human mothers, or the machines employed by dairy cow farmers, the process requires…