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Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

Dynamic basement membranes

May. 9, 2019—Basement membranes are important structural and functional components of tissues. New research provides insight into how they repair themselves.

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Blueprint for rebuilding the heart

May. 9, 2019—New findings may speed progress toward programming cells to rebuild damaged hearts more quickly.

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Cell and Developmental Biology Spring Seminar Series: Qiangjun Zhou April 30

Apr. 24, 2019—Qiangjun Zhou, a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University, will present "Molecular Mechanism of Neurotransmitter Release: Locked Until the Last Millisecond" on Tuesday, April 30, at 11 a.m. The talk will be in MRBIII, Room 3131. The event is hosted by the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology.

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Cell and Developmental Biology Spring Seminar Series: Valentina Greco April 29

Apr. 24, 2019—Valentina Greco, professor of genetics at Yale University, will present "Principles of Tissue Dynamics and Function Captured by Live Imaging" on Monday, April 29, beginning at 12:15 p.m. The lectured will be in MRBIII, Room 1220.

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Stephen Hann, professor of cell and developmental biology, has died

Mar. 21, 2019—Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Stephen Hann, whose research focused on understanding the regulation and function of the Myc oncogene, thought to be a driving factor in up to 70 percent of human cancers, died Feb. 27. He was 67.

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Cell and Development Biology Spring Seminar April 22

Mar. 6, 2019—Monday’s weekly seminars are on a cutting-edge topics in cell or developmental biology, as well as stem cell and epithelial biology.

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New target for chronic kidney disease

Jan. 31, 2019—Craig Brooks and colleagues have identified a mechanism of kidney fibrosis progression, suggesting a potential new angle for treating chronic kidney disease.

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Building a pancreas

Jan. 17, 2019—Ken Lau and Guoqiang Gu have identified a critical biomarker in determining how a pancreatic progenitor cell will develop.

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Breast cancer-killing RIG

Dec. 19, 2018—New research led by Rebecca Cook demonstrates that an antiviral receptor called RIG-I has potent immunogenic and therapeutic effects in breast cancer.

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The exocyst dynamo

Dec. 14, 2018—Mukhtar Ahmed and colleagues say the methods they employed to understand the mechanisms by which exocysts--protein complexes essential to life--function have the potential to revolutionize our understanding of cell dynamics.

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Analyzing single-cell landscapes

Nov. 30, 2018—Qi Liu, PhD, Ken Lau, PhD, and colleagues have developed a new tool, sc-UniFrac, to quantify diverse cell types in single-cell studies.

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Novel genetic study sheds new light on risk of heart attack

Oct. 11, 2018—Loss of a protein that regulates mitochondrial function can greatly increase the risk of a heart attack, report Eric Gamazon, Sandra Zinkel and graduate students Christie Salisbury-Ruf and Clinton Bertram in new research.

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