Long noncoding RNA identified as a key regulator of inflammation

Long noncoding RNA identified as a key regulator of inflammation

Scientists have identified an RNA molecule with broad powers to regulate the body's inflammatory response to infection and injury. Called lincRNA-Cox2, it belongs to a recently discovered, highly abundant class of RNAs whose functions are only beginning to...

Immunotherapy and Pediatric Cancer

Immunotherapy and Pediatric Cancer

Cells are being created continuously in our bodies. Both good and bad cells. In the past century, many factors such as use of pesticides and other toxins have weakened our immune system. Our immune system is designed to seek out and destroy cancer cells, thus,...

Arctic ecology field course a memorable experience for students

Arctic ecology field course a memorable experience for students

They got cold and wet, slogged through mud and muck, were eaten alive by mosquitoes, and they all agreed it was one of the best experiences of their lives. Thirteen UC Santa Cruz undergraduates led by Beth Shapiro, professor of ecology and evolutionary...