Stanford postdoc Arnold Mathijssen wanted to know how bacteria swim upstream. Someday, his findings could shape how we design devices and deliver drugs.
Hundreds of Stanford scientists are studying what makes biology tick, from obscure molecular structures in the malaria parasite to flower-shaped sea squirts.
In this Q&A, Stanford physician-scientists Stanley Deresinski and Marisa Holubar explain why responsible use of antibiotics is so important worldwide.
Helicobacter pylori, a potentially nasty bacteria, somehow lives in one of every two human stomachs -- no mean feat. Here's how the bug pulls it off.
Some viruses help drug-resistant bacteria grow in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients, new Stanford research shows.
P. aeruginosa, a type of bacteria, is increasingly drug-resistant, and there's no vaccine against it. But it has a recently discovered Achilles heel.
Understanding the roles of various microbes in the human microbiome is challenging, but statistics can help, Stanford researcher Susan Holmes explains.
Scientists have created an algorithm that works to generate and refine DNA sequences that are likely to code for antimicrobial proteins.
By learning more about the flows generated by a biofilm, researchers may discover new ways to cut off its supply of nutrients.
New research examines how Zika viruses enter cells and shows that their behavior is different than that of some related viruses.
Changes in gut bacteria composition are correlated with the transition from hunting and gathering to farming, a new Stanford study shows.
Your trillions-strong ecosystem of gut microbes, in addition to its many other responsibilities, operates as a homespun pharmaceutical factory.
A profile by The Scientist of Lucy Shapiro, PhD, highlights her career and the passions that guided her groundbreaking scientific research.
Stanford scientists have discovered the signaling pathway responsible for making sure all DNA is replicated before cell division can occur.
Propionate molecules made by intestinal bacteria inhibits growth of Salmonella and may be a promising new treatment for gut infections.
What if you could stitch together single cells any way you wanted to? Potential medical and even industrial applications abound.