Pre-approved drugs tapped for rare eye disease
By identifying proteins abnormally expressed by patients with a rare eye disease, Stanford researchers were able to identify existing drugs that could be used to treat symptoms.
Living with a rare eye disease
One member of an Iowa family with a rare, blinding eye condition described her experience with the disease.
Faculty get funding from stem cell agency
Three Stanford faculty members were awarded $6 million to support research into a blistering skin disease, transplanted stem cells and novel ways to grow blood stem cells.
Stem cells for fat have circadian clock
New discoveries about the circadian-clock machinery in the precursors to fat cells may explain why shift workers are prone to metabolic diseases, such as diabetes, a Stanford study finds.
Second ‘don’t eat me’ signal found on cancer
CD47 is an important inhibitor of cancer-killing immune cells called macrophages. Now Stanford researchers have identified another, similar way to activate macrophages to destroy cancer cells.
‘Drugs’ from gut bugs
Stanford researchers found that manipulating the gut microbe Clostridium sporogenes changed levels of molecules in the bloodstreams of mice and, in turn, affected their health.
Alvarez receives 2017 Marsh O’Neill Award
Mike Alvarez, the animal care supervisor in the Veterinary Service Center, received the 2017 Marsh O’Neill award. The award is one of the few opportunities for faculty to acknowledge publicly the support of outstanding staff members who support their research activity.
Scientists awarded grant for autism study
The grant will help Stanford investigators find out if variants in many different autism-linked genes trigger the condition by affecting molecular pathways and cellular processes.
RNA labeling reveals stem cell secrets
The Stanford research suggests that any conclusions about stem cell function based on studies of stem cells in lab dishes may now need to be reconsidered in light of the fact that the cells’ biology changes during isolation.
Researchers discover lung stem cell in mice
Stanford scientists have found a cell that creates the two different compartments in the mouse lung. They hope their discovery could lead to better therapies for people with lung disease.