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Ion channel mechanics yield insights into optogenetics experiments

Jul 6, 2015 UCSC researchers have determined the molecular mechanism of proteins that make nerve cells respond to light.

UC Santa Cruz partners with UC Merced in nanotechnology center

Jun 23, 2015 Nanotechnology researchers at UC Santa Cruz are partners in a new center for nanomaterials research funded by NASA and based at UC Merced.

Scientists discover a protein that silences the biological clock

Jun 2, 2015 A protein associated with cancer cells is a powerful suppressor of the clock that drives the daily rhythms of cells throughout the body.

In Memoriam: Joseph F. Bunnett

May 29, 2015 Professor Emeritus Joseph F. Bunnett, a long-time member of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UC Santa Cruz, passed away on May 22.

UC Santa Cruz biomedical research facility wins $2 million NIH grant

Apr 30, 2015 Grant funds new instrument used to explore the structures and functions of complex molecules involved in human health and disease.

Researchers find a novel signaling pathway involved in appetite control

Jan 19, 2015 UCSC scientists uncovered details of a molecular signaling system in the brain that is involved in the control of body weight and metabolism.

Students garner awards at national biomedical conference

Dec 15, 2014 Five UC Santa Cruz students received awards for their presentations at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students.

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