CVRI Featured Papers

2020 Chen Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in Human Genetic and Genomic Research Pui-Yan Kwok, MD, PhD This award is to celebrate the achievement of a biomedical scientist: who has performed extraordinary work in biomedical sciences which has changed the thinking in the human genomics field; and/or who… Continue Reading
Remembering John F. Murray, MD It is with great sadness that we share the news that John F. Murray, Professor of Medicine emeritus, has passed away.Dr. Murray was tirelessly dedicated to what was then called San Francisco General Hospital (now,… Continue Reading
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Researcher of the Month: Natalia Jura, PhD Natalia Jura, PhD, is focused on how cells transmit signals via protein molecules on their surface to elucidate what goes wrong in cellular communication with cancer. "We are using cryogenic electron microscopy to tackle the… Continue Reading
Changing Channels   Kissing a frog might not spark a fairy tale ending, but learning how frogs survive some of nature’s most deadly poisons has opened a new chapter in the laboratory of Daniel Minor Jr.… Continue Reading
Golgi localized β1-adrenergic receptors stimulate Golgi PI4P hydrolysis by PLCε to regulate cardiac hypertrophy Beta blockers are among the most widely used drugs for treating heart failure.  It has long been thought that these drugs act on proteins, known as adrenergic receptors, that solely reside on cell surfaces.  A… Continue Reading
Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Meets Its Match   As climate change brings more red tides, a protein from the American bullfrog might provide protection from paralytic shellfish poisoning. Article   Continue Reading
A Bullfrog’s Powerful Defense Against Toxic Red Tides   As climate change raises ocean temperatures, fisheries and public health agencies closely monitor the waters for harmful algal blooms known as red tides. The algae in these blooms produce a neurotoxin that accumulates in… Continue Reading
Evidence for hormonal control of heart regenerative capacity during endothermy acquisition Why can’t we regenerate the heart? A recent study by the Huang laboratory at UCSF explored the heart of echidnas, platypus, anteaters, armadillos, whales and bats, and identified a key hormone that made our ancestors warm-blooded… Continue Reading
How Scientists Detect the Most Lethal Shellfish Toxin You’ve Never Heard Of There is a weapon that is released by algae around the world and concentrated, invisible, in the flesh of shellfish. An amount the size of a poppy seed is enough to kill a grown person.… Continue Reading