E-cigarette flavorings damage human blood vessel cells grown in the lab even in the absence of nicotine, Stanford researchers and their colleagues found. Cinnamon and menthol flavors were particularly harmful.
Researchers don’t know much about how viruses like those that cause chicken pox infect cells. A super-cold form of electron microscopy could change that, potentially paving the way for new treatments and vaccines.
In 2015, postdoctoral scholars Jennifer Cao and Cole Dovey met at the Stanford ChEM-H Postdoc Retreat and discovered that they shared an interest in cell death pathways. Funding from Stanford ChEM-H has brought their labs closer to understanding the different ways cells self-destruct.
We asked some of trainees from the Chemisty-Biology Interface (CBI) program to speak about how the program has impacted their time at Stanford and shaped the way they approach research. They spoke about some of the key aspects of the CBI program that make it so successful: the people, like the...
Another year, another flu vaccine because so far scientists haven’t managed to make a vaccine that protects against all strains of flu. A new approach could end that ritual and protect against deadly pandemic flu.
Stanford ChEM-H Institute Scholar Laura Dassama tells us about life as an assistant professor, what it means to think like a chemist when studying human health and disease, and what drew her to Stanford.