Topic List : Immunology
‘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.
Possible new cell therapy for leukemia
Instead of targeting a molecule called CD19 on the surface of the cancer cells, the new therapy targets a molecule called CD22.
Previously uncharacterized bacteria found in dolphins
Researchers have discovered poorly understood bacterial lineages in the mouths of dolphins.
Center to support cancer immunotherapy
Stanford is one of four institutions to receive National Cancer Institute funding to analyze patients’ immune function and tumor profiles as part of a public-private partnership to accelerate cancer therapies.
Nearly all microbes inside unknown to science
A Stanford survey of DNA fragments circulating in the blood suggests the microbes living within us are vastly more diverse than previously known. In fact, 99 percent of that DNA has never been seen before.
Finding the immune clock of pregnancy
A woman’s immune system changes throughout a normal pregnancy in a highly orchestrated manner, Stanford researchers have found. The findings lay the groundwork for tests to predict preterm birth.
Seasonal gut-microbe fluctuation
Scientists from Stanford and their collaborators have linked a traditional population’s seasonally varying diet to cyclical changes in the number of gut-residing microbial species.
Falkow’s legacy of mentorship
The legendary microbe hunter has helped launch the careers of more than 100 scientists, including those of several Stanford faculty members.
Animals don’t fully mimic human immune response
“Humanized” mice are used to study human immune responses, but they are inadequate for stem cell studies, say Stanford researchers. Optimized models are needed for clinical decision-making.
Chronic fatigue syndrome biomarkers found
Stanford investigators used high-throughput analysis to link inflammation to chronic fatigue syndrome, a difficult-to-diagnose disease with no known cure.