Topic List : Biochemistry
Helping with NASA twins study
Stanford scientists and their collaborators found markers of immune-related stress and other molecular changes in the body of NASA astronaut Scott Kelly.
Mechanism underlying ‘workaholic’ heart
A study led by Stanford Medicine researchers shows why so many mutations associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a heart disorder, alter a key constituent of muscle cells in a way that makes it work overtime.
How liver regenerates itself
A subset of liver cells with high levels of telomerase renews the organ during normal cell turnover and after injury, according to Stanford researchers. The cells may also give rise to liver cancer.
Assay tweak could help disease detection
The technique is based on an existing method called a proximity ligation assay, which converts the biomarker into a DNA sequence.
Wearable monitor can diagnose disease
A wearable sensor developed by Stanford researchers can diagnose diseases by measuring molecular constituents of sweat, such as chloride ions and glucose.
How breathing controls brain’s arousal state
Stanford scientists have identified a small group of neurons that communicates goings-on in the brain’s respiratory control center to the structure responsible for generating arousal throughout the brain.
Researchers get $26.4 million for activity study
The medical school professors were awarded the grants as part of a large-scale National Institutes of Health program to study the biology of how physical activity improves health.
Sweating for science
Complementary electronic technologies underlie a newly developed, wearable sensor that can help monitor what is happening inside the body.