RESEARCH DISCOVERIES AT STANFORD


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Important discoveries create cures for both humans and animals.

2013: Thomas Südhof, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Thomas Südhof, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, shared with James Rothman of Yale University and Randy Schekman of UC Berkeley, "for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells."

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2006: Andrew Fire, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Andrew Fire, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine; shared with Craig Mello of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, for recognizing that certain RNA molecules can be used to turn off specific genes in animal cells.

Read more: Andrew Fire Shares Nobel Prize for Discovering How Double-Stranded RNA Can Switch off Genes >>


Stanford Discoveries

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Cone snail venom and ... insulin?

People with diabetes must plan meals and insulin doses, a hassle that may one day be eliminated thanks to cone snail venom.

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With chicken eggs and household supplies, undergraduates blaze a path toward low-cost antiviral

Using household items, Stanford students have developed a way to make affordable nasal drops with the potential to slow the spread of viruses like COVID-19.

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Blood from marathoner mice boosts brain function in their couch-potato counterparts

In a Stanford study, sedentary mice appear to benefit from another same-aged mouse’s exercise — if they receive injections of its blood.

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Updated May 3, 2022