Neutrophils, the primary foot soldiers of the immune system, swarm to sites of infection and inflammation but are often bombarded with multiple signals. So how do neutrophils prioritize where to swarm when faced with competing calls to action? A new study from researchers in College of Biological Sciences shows that one way that neutrophils achieve prioritization is by switching off responses to lower-priority signals while sustaining responses to high-priority signals.
Cancer often starts with the reshuffling of DNA—akin to scrambling the pages of a dictionary. Exactly how this happens has long been a mystery. But researchers in the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences have now arrived at one promising explanation.
2023 signals the 101st year of microbiology at UC Davis. From the discipline’s humble beginnings as a one-person research and teaching unit in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, microbiology at Davis has grown and diversified.
An artificial intelligence model that can identify coronaviruses capable of infecting humans has been developed by a team of biologists, mathematicians and physicists, including professor Mariel Vazquez from the department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at the University of California, Davis