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Stanford stem cell biologists have found a way to block a signal that causes growth of breast cancer cells, opening potential for new 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.

Stanford researchers have found a good drug target for treating Diamond-Blackfan anemia, a genetic disease that impairs red blood cell formation.

Stanford researchers have found a good drug target for treating Diamond-Blackfan anemia, a genetic disease that impairs red blood cell formation.

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.

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.

Research shows that misshapen proteins called prions can help yeast cells survive environmental threats, such as a lack of food and common antifungal drugs.

Research shows that misshapen proteins called prions can help yeast cells survive environmental threats, such as a lack of food and common antifungal drugs.

Understanding the roles of various microbes in the human microbiome is challenging, but statistics can help, Stanford researcher Susan Holmes explains.

Understanding the roles of various microbes in the human microbiome is challenging, but statistics can help, Stanford researcher Susan Holmes explains.

Your trillions-strong ecosystem of gut microbes, in addition to its many other responsibilities, operates as a homespun pharmaceutical factory.

Your trillions-strong ecosystem of gut microbes, in addition to its many other responsibilities, operates as a homespun pharmaceutical factory.

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Propionate molecules made by intestinal bacteria inhibits growth of Salmonella and may be a promising new treatment for gut infections.

Propionate molecules made by intestinal bacteria inhibits growth of Salmonella and may be a promising new treatment for gut infections.

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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.

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.

A hitherto unheralded set of telltale enzymes may prove to be perfect targets for shooting down a gang of nasty bacterial pathogens collectively called S. aureus.

A hitherto unheralded set of telltale enzymes may prove to be perfect targets for shooting down a gang of nasty bacterial pathogens collectively called S. aureus.

Renowned microbe enthusiast Stanley Falkow has died at 84. Falkow was known for his generosity, wit and remarkable scientific acumen that led to the founding of the modern field of bacterial pathogenicity — the study of how bacteria cause human disease.

Renowned microbe enthusiast Stanley Falkow has died at 84. Falkow was known for his generosity, wit and remarkable scientific acumen that led to the founding of the modern field of bacterial pathogenicity — the study of how bacteria cause human disease.