Benedikt Geier traverses academic fields in pursuit of a chemical analysis that images the intimate relationships between microbe and host.
Category: Cellular & Microbiology
Stanford Medicine magazine explores the molecules within us￼
Stanford Medicine magazine explores the molecules behind human biology and how understanding them fuels medical discoveries and innovations.
Diabetes, obesity and … the primary cilia?
A protein on a cell structure called the primary cilia links diabetes and obesity. The discovery may lead to new diabetes treatments.
Famous microbiologist experiences ‘revenge of the viruses’
Famous virus hunter Peter Piot, MD, PhD, recounts his firsthand battle with COVID-19, and the second wave of chronic symptoms that left him ill for months.
Stanford Medicine researchers work to stop COVID-19
Stanford Medicine researchers are investigating SARS-CoV-2 to address the COVID-19 pandemic and ultimately help restore normalcy to society.
Clues about what makes SARS-CoV-2 tick (and how to stop it)
There's a voracious appetite for information on how SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, works. Here it is, in a single package.
What we can learn from COVID-19 in kids
A Stanford physician co-authored a list of likely biological factors underlying the reduced development of COVID-19 for children compared to adults.
Post-surgical abdominal adhesions: A potential cause and possible treatment
Abdominal adhesions frequently occur after abdominal surgery. Stanford researchers prevented their formation in mice by blocking a molecular pathway.
Why the blood-brain barrier is really a filter, and what this means for the aging brain
Stanford-led research finds that the blood-brain barrier may be much more permeable -- albeit selectively so -- than previously thought.
Genetic edit protects against transplanted cells that go rogue
Stanford researchers and colleagues have invented a genetic safety mechanism that can deactivate transplanted cells if they change in a problematic way.
Seeking a less-burdensome treatment for Diamond Blackfan anemia
Stanford researchers have found a good drug target for treating Diamond-Blackfan anemia, a genetic disease that impairs red blood cell formation.
Cell ‘GPS’ provides real-time look at a single cell’s journey through the body
Stanford scientists have devised a way to use positron emission tomography to watch the movement of a single cell injected into a lab mouse in real time.
How remdesivir works, and why it’s not the ultimate coronavirus killer
How exactly does the antiviral drug remdesivir counter SARS-CoV-2 – the coronavirus strain responsible for COVID-19? And how well?
Understanding the biological clock of pregnancy
Stanford scientists have built a detailed picture of the biological clock of pregnancy, tracking thousands of metabolic markers throughout gestation.
The race for a COVID-19 vaccine: What’s ahead
A Stanford microbiologist describes the invigorating, yet sobering race to develop an effective vaccine against COVID-19.
“Microbubbles” and ultrasound bombard cancer cells in mice
Using microbubbles and ultrasound, researchers have created a cancer treatment that kills tumor cells and recruits immune cells to the tumor.