Billionaire Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and his wife, Lynne, announced a $35 million donation to a pair of Bay Area universities Tuesday that will go toward medical research involving the human microbiome, continuing the couple’s penchant for giving to institutions and causes around San Francisco,...
On Tuesday, both UCSF and Stanford are introducing new research programs to study and harness the microbiome with $35 million in grants from Marc and Lynne Benioff — $25 million to UCSF and $10 million to Stanford.
Salesforce founder and CEO Marc Benioff and his wife Lynn just announced a $35 million donation to research into the under-studied field of the human microbiome — specifically into research that could lead to new therapies for asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, and other ailments.
Recent research has helped reveal the role of long mysterious "tuft cells," cells that are found in the intestines, respiratory, and other parts of the body and have taste receptors much like those on your tongue.
In the last decade, many scientists, including Stanford ChEM-H Faculty Fellow Howard Chang, have contributed to our understanding of epitranscriptomics, the study of the small modifications on RNA that could have big implications for human health.
ChEM-H faculty fellow Justin Annes and his team take a step towards developing a new strategy for treating diabetes, selectively targeting insulin-producing beta cells by leveraging their affinity for zinc.
ChEM-H faculty fellow Brad Zuchero is one of six recipients of the 2018 McKnight Scholar Award. The award is granted to young scientists who are in the early stages of establishing their own independent laboratories and research careers and who have demonstrated a commitment to neuroscience.