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Nov 7 2019 | Stanford Medicine
Researchers at Stanford and UCSF slowed the spread of a type of nonsmall cell lung cancer in mice by neutralizing a single protein that would otherwise set off a chain reaction, causing runaway tumor growth.
Nov 7 2019 | Scope
Stanford researchers study stem-cell-derived human heart muscle cells on the International Space Station to learn effects of microgravity.
Oct 25 2019 | Stanford ChEM-H
Stanford ChEM-H has named 11 incoming students O’Leary-Thiry Graduate Fellows and two current students Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellows to pursue research at the chemistry-biology interface.
Oct 22 2019 | Stanford ChEM-H
Monther Abu-Remaileh works on a not-well-understood part of cells called the lysosome. In this Q&A, he explains why the lysosome matters for health – and basic biology – and talks about why he chose Stanford ChEM-H.
In his quest to cure his daughter’s ultra-rare disease, Matt Wilsey might also be changing the way drugs are made, Stanford Business magazine reports.
Oct 22 2019 | Stanford News
Scientists knew that plants wage chemical war against bacterial, viral and fungal infections. Now they’ve learned how to “vaccinate” tomato plants with a natural chemical to boost their defenses against a pest that makes leaves shrivel up and die.
In his quest to cure his daughter’s ultra-rare disease, Matt Wilsey might also be changing the way drugs are made.
How a nonprofit gave birth to a company that aims to disrupt Big Pharma.
Oct 17 2019 | Stanford News
By scooping the guts out of bacteria and refilling them with an expansive fluid, scientists can discover whether a microbe is structurally strong or weak, gaining insights that could help fight infectious diseases or aid studies of the beneficial bacterial communities known as microbiomes.
Scientists at Stanford have developed a new PET scan tracer that flags both pancreatic cancer and a lung disease known as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Oct 15 2019 | Stanford Medicine
At the annual assembly, Stanford Medicine leaders provided updates on the new Stanford Hospital and other construction projects, and scientists recounted research advances made possible by a colleague’s tissue donation.
Oct 14 2019 | Stanford ChEM-H
Stanford ChEM-H researchers have developed a new imaging tool to monitor gene editing as it happens in cells.
Oct 11 2019 | Stanford ChEM-H
Neuroscience graduate student John Peters explains how his role as the TA for the Undergraduate Scholars Program helps students become well-rounded scientists.
Oct 3 2019 | Stanford ChEM-H
Stanford ChEM-H researchers have developed a method for rapidly determining the function of the vast number of biochemical enzymes in our bodies that remain unknown.
Oct 2 2019 | Scope
A new approach to biobanking that streamlines sample storage and processing is enabling Stanford scientists and doctors to pursue new lines of research.
Oct 1 2019 | Stanford Medicine
Jin Hyung Lee will receive $3.5 million to study the use of innovative technology to analyze brain circuitry, and Corey Keller will receive $1.25 million to fund work into brain stimulation treatments for mental illness.
Oct 1 2019 | Stanford News
The researchers received National Institutes of Health grants to support innovative work in the life sciences.
Sep 25 2019 | Scope
Scientists have used CRISPR-Cas9 screens to reveal more about how the bacteria behind Legionnaire's disease infects humans.
Sep 23 2019 | Stanford Medicine
A Stanford research team has identified an oddball way brain cells spread inflammation in several neurodegenerative diseases — and an approach that could counter them all.
Scientists found a sneaky way to stop cold viruses from replicating in mammalian cells by disabling a protein not in the virus but in the cells they infect.

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