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Molecular switch mechanism explains how mutations shorten biological clocks

Casein kinase 1 (CK1) regulates a core clock protein called PERIOD. A new study explains how mutations in either CK1 or PERIOD can throw off the timing of biological clocks in animals from fruit flies to humans. (Illustration by Clarisse Ricci/UCSD) Tim Stephens ...

Better protection from the flu could be on the horizon

Flu vaccines are updated every year to match the evolving strains of the influenze virus, but researchers hope to develop a universal vaccine that would be effective against all strains. Rose Miyatsu | UCSC | January 9, 2020 The current flu season is shaping up to be...

Biologist Doug Kellogg receives Outstanding Faculty Award

Doug Kellogg (photo by C. Lagattuta)  Tim Stephens  | UCSC | December 17, 2019  Doug Kellogg, professor of molecular, cell, and developmental biology at UC Santa Cruz, has received the 2018–19 Outstanding Faculty Award from the Division of Physical and Biological...