Topic List : Chemical biology
Compound may help treat heart failure
In preliminary tests, SAMβA (pronounced “samba”) appears to improve heart functions in rats with heart failure caused by a heart attack.
Possible zinc strategy for diabetes
To treat diabetes directly, rather than manage its symptoms, doctors need a way to get drugs to cells that produce insulin. The key, Stanford researchers report, may be those cells’ affinity for zinc.
Cell death via trigger waves
In a cell, death is akin to falling dominoes: One death-inducing molecule activates another, and so on, until the entire cell is shut down, a new Stanford study finds.
New test for measuring aldehydes
Fanconi anemia is a rare but deadly disease thought to be the result of aldehyde-induced DNA damage. Now, Stanford researchers are developing a test that could help kids with the disease and millions more with related conditions.
Stress hormone timing controls weight gain
A circadian code controls the switch that produces fat cells, according to a new study by Stanford researchers.
Biomolecule lab opens
The Macromolecular Structure Knowledge Center can help researchers who lack equipment for testing hundreds of different crystallization conditions or expertise in working with challenging molecules.