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    Device could help patients test blood ammonia levels at home

    A group of researchers led by Gilbert Chu, professor of medicine and of biochemistry, have developed a prototype of a portable device that people could use to test ammonia levels at home.

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    Pathogens suppress immune response with molecule, a possible drug target, Stanford researchers find

    Researchers at the School of Medicine have discovered that cells infected by viruses or bacteria send out a “don’t eat me” signal to avoid attack by the body’s immune system. Irving Weissman, the Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor for Clinical Investigation in Cancer Research and director of Stanford’s Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, shares co-senior authorship of the paper.

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    High blood pressure drugs don't increase COVID-19 risk, Stanford study finds

    People taking two common types of drugs for hypertension are at no heightened risk, as has been feared, for increased severity or complications of COVID-19. Catherine Blish, associate professor of medicine, and medical student Samuel Rubin are mentioned in this article.

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    Enlisting the entire immune system strengthens potency of HIV vaccines in development

    Two recent Stanford-led studies show the value of tweaking vaccines to enlist the entire immune system — not just part of it — in preventing HIV infection. Bali Pulendran, the Violetta L. Horton Professor and professor of pathology and of microbiology and immunology, led the study.

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    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. Michael Snyder, the Stanford W. Ascherman, MD, FACS, Professor and chair of genetics, is co-senior author of the study and is quoted in this post.