Stanford Medicine magazine's most-read articles of 2020 were about COVID-19, grieving and chemo brain, a misunderstood side effect of chemotherapy.
Cell growth clue could lead to new breast cancer treatments
Stanford stem cell biologists have found a way to block a signal that causes growth of breast cancer cells, opening potential for new treatments.
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.
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?
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.
Microbes pepper our tissues with mysterious tiny proteins likely to affect health
The bacteria in our gut make tiny, previously unidentified proteins that could shed light on human health and advance drug development.
Untangling the microbiome — with statistics
Understanding the roles of various microbes in the human microbiome is challenging, but statistics can help, Stanford researcher Susan Holmes explains.
In the Spotlight: “Science is like meditation”
In this In the Spotlight Q&A, Yaw Shin Ooi, a postdoctoral fellow in microbiology and immunology shares his thoughts on science, Buddha, and more.
Your gut-microbial ecosystem is a pharmaceutical cornucopia
Your trillions-strong ecosystem of gut microbes, in addition to its many other responsibilities, operates as a homespun pharmaceutical factory.
Celebrating Lucy Shapiro, from artist to award-winning developmental biologist
A profile by The Scientist of Lucy Shapiro, PhD, highlights her career and the passions that guided her groundbreaking scientific research.
Some gut bacteria protect against Salmonella, new research suggests
Propionate molecules made by intestinal bacteria inhibits growth of Salmonella and may be a promising new treatment for gut infections.
The future of the microbiome: A conversation
In an interview, Stanford bioengineer Michael Fischbach discussed the growing knowledge of the bacteria in our bodies and what that means for the future of medicine.