The experts on Stanford Medicine's molecular tumor board brainstorm new ways to attack individual patients' tumors at the genetic level.
Category: Cellular & Microbiology
How chloroquine, coronavirus duke it out inside a dish
Even if chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine don't end up being the best treatment for COVID-19, observing how they work in a dish can teach scientists a lot.
Destructive protein can also help cells survive tough times
Research shows that misshapen proteins called prions can help yeast cells survive environmental threats, such as a lack of food and common antifungal drugs.
Cavity found inside tuberculosis molecule could expand research paths
The discovery of a giant cavity in a key tuberculosis molecule could open the way for better understanding of the disease.
One in five people with COVID-19 are also co-infected with other viruses or bacteria
Co-infection with SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory pathogens is more common than previously expected, according to a Stanford study.
What’s a virus, anyway? Part 2: How coronaviruses infect us — and how viruses created us
A look at how viruses — including coronavirus — enter cells, use their molecular machinery to copy themselves and escape. And how to stop them.
What’s a virus, anyway? Part 1: The bare-bones basics
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, viruses are getting a lot of attention; here's an inside look into the most abundant life form on Earth.
When lab tests are misleading: A mystery in antibiotic resistance
Most children with antibiotic-resistant urinary tract infections get better on less powerful antibiotics than lab tests say they need, says Stanford study.
Frog eggs rise from the dead
Stanford researchers have found that when frog eggs are dismantled in a centrifuge, they can reassemble and the cellular compartments can reproduce.
Under pressure: New technique helps ID bacteria
A stress test helps researchers distinguish between different kinds of bacteria by testing their cell wall strength under pressure.
Dancing with microbes at the Exploratorium
Stanford researchers examined how people react to museum exhibits offering an immersive experience with the single-cell organism Euglena.
Genetic takeover: How the bacteria behind Legionnaires’ disease use host cells
Scientists have used CRISPR-Cas9 screens to reveal more about how the bacteria behind Legionnaire's disease infects humans.
Our response to flu vaccine may be weakened by antibiotics-induced decimation of our gut microbes
The best time to get a flu shot is when you haven't had antibiotics recently, a new study has found, because healthy gut bacteria protect immunity.
Do probiotics live up to the hype? Part II
The conclusion of this series examines the benefits, and drawbacks, of probiotics. Stanford researchers clarify whether probiotics really improve health.
Do probiotics live up to the hype? Part I
This two-part series examines the benefits, and drawbacks, of probiotics. Stanford researchers clarify whether probiotics can really boost your health.
The health of your microbiome: A radio show
During a recent episode of "The Future of Everything," host Russ Altman and guest Ami Bhatt discuss the factors that contribute to microbiome health.