Archive for 2018

Like Father, Like Son — or not?

June 29, 2018
Experience prevails over genetics in some songbird learning, according to research by David Mets

Caption: This is an image of Bengalese finches. Credit: Brainard lab / UCSF In nature, male Bengalese finches learn their mating songs from their fathers. But how much of that learning is predetermined by genetics? […]

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“A totally new angle in tissue engineering”

June 29, 2018
Alex Hughes harnessed cells' developmental processes to shape living tissues

Caption: This image shows the shapes made of living tissue made by the researchers. By patterning mechanically active mouse or human cells to thin layers of extracellular fibers, the researchers could create bowls, coils, and […]

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mitoCPR Rescues Mitochondria from Certain Death

May 16, 2018
JCC Fellow Hilla Weidberg discovered new protective pathway

Mitochondria — the powerhouses of cells — import molecules to generate energy and many necessary molecules for the cell. But what happens when something goes wrong? This was the big picture question that JCC Fellow […]

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Anjana Rao Retires from the JCC Board of Scientific Advisors

May 16, 2018
Rao is a professor at the La Jolla Institute, an academic affilitate of the University of California, San Diego

The Jane Coffin Childs Fund thanks Anjana Rao for her eight years of service on the Board of Scientific Advisors. When Rao joined the BSA, she was just transitioning from Harvard Medical School to the […]

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Integrins Align with Cellular Forces

April 25, 2018
Former JCC Fellow Clare Waterman visualizes molecular basis of cell movement with live cell microscopy

Caption: The images show the orientation of integrins (yellow and green lines) at the leading edge (red lines) of a migrating white blood cell and within the focal adhesions (magenta lines) of a migrating fibroblast, […]

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