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Aug 22 2017 | Stanford News
ChEM-H Faculty Fellow Stephen Quake and his lab report a vast array of previously unidentified microbes living inside human beings.
Aug 16 2017 | Stanford News
ChEM-H faculty fellow, Polly Fordyce, launches a new course aimed at pairing students interested in building tiny devices with scientists studying coral bleaching, parasites, molecular biology and more.
Aug 9 2017 | Stanford News
Stanford and Takeda Pharmaceuticals have formed the Alliance for Innovative Medicines, which will help transform Stanford research into next-generation treatments for disease.
Jul 27 2017 | Stanford Medicine
ChEM-H Faculty Fellow Nirao Shah and his team show that aggression in male mice depends on social influences.
Jul 10 2017 | Stanford News
ChEM-H Undergraduate Scholar Aanchal Johri wins public service scholarship for her commitment to advancing human health in resource-limited communities.
Apr 26 2017 | Stanford Medicine
Stanford investigators fused two stem-cell-derived neural spheroids, each containing a different type of human neuron, then watched as one set of neurons migrated and hooked up with the other set. By Bruce Goldman
Apr 25 2017 | Stanford Chemistry
The Stanford Department of Chemistry and ChEM-H are excited to welcome new junior faculty member Laura Dassama. She will join the faculty at Stanford in 2018 after completing her postdoctoral studies.
Apr 19 2017 | Stanford News
Stanford undergraduates have won a national prize for their work developing a new antibiotic to combat the growing threat of multidrug-resistant bacteria.
Mar 6 2017 | Stanford Medicine
ChEM-H Faculty Fellow Polly Fordyce and her team use microfluidic tools to understand protein interactions in the body — knowledge that could help researchers develop therapeutics for a variety of diseases.
Feb 20 2017 | Stanford Report
Tiny nanostraws that sample the contents of a cell without causing damage may improve our ability to understand cellular processes and lead to safer medical treatments. By Jackie Flynn Cells within our bodies divide and change over time, with thousands of chemical reactions occurring within each...
Feb 16 2017 | Stanford Report
A collaboration between chemists and gene therapy experts produced a new way of inserting the code for modified proteins into the cells of mice. If successful in humans, the technique could be useful for vaccines or cancer therapies. By Taylor Kubota
Feb 8 2017 | Stanford News
The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub has announced 19 Stanford faculty among its first cohort of 47 investigators from Bay Area university collaborators. These investigators will work toward curing, preventing and managing every disease.
Jan 10 2017 | Stanford Report
Stanford bioengineers have developed an ultra-low-cost, human-powered blood centrifuge. With rotational speeds of up to 125,000 revolutions per minute, the device separates blood plasma from red cells in 1.5 minutes, no electricity required.
Oct 26 2016 | Stanford News
The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub will include two major research projects intended to help cure and prevent disease. One, focusing on infectious disease, will be led by biochemist Peter S. Kim.
Oct 4 2016 | Stanford Medicine
Seven researchers at Stanford have received awards totaling $10.25 million from the National Institutes of Health to explore bold approaches to major research challenges. The Stanford recipients are among 88 scientists nationwide to receive Pioneer, New Innovator, Transformative Research and...
Sep 30 2016
Nick Cox is a chemist and postdoctoral scholar in the Stanford ChEM-H Medicinal Chemistry Knowledge Center. For the past two years, he has helped the Jennifer Cochran lab develop a novel molecular warhead to deliver drugs to cancer cells without harming healthy cells.
Sep 28 2016
Transferring stool from a healthy mouse to a sick mouse that suffers from gastrointestinal infections promotes a quick return of health by restoring its gut to a more normal state, Stanford research shows By H. Winnie Liang Scientists at Stanford University have found that proteins in an animal’s...
Sep 27 2016
Protein are responsible for a variety of essential jobs inside cells—they carry messages, defend against pathogens, and act as microscopic chemists. Furthermore, their malfunction can cause diseases ranging from Alzheimer’s to diabetes. To perform their roles and maintain healthy cells, proteins...
Aug 23 2016 | Stanford Report
A team of Stanford ChEM-H scientists has discovered a novel form of cancer immunotherapy, which works by removing certain sugars from the surface of cancer cells and making those cells visible to the immune system. BY AMY ADAMS Cancer has proven to be a wily foe, in part because the cells are so...
Aug 5 2016
Stanford ChEM-H has received an NIH training grant to support interdisciplinary graduate education at the interface of chemistry, biology, engineering and medicine.

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