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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory —

Researchers probe secrets of natural antibiotic assembly lines

In two new papers, researchers used X-ray crystallography and cryogenic electron microscopy to reveal new details of the structure and function of molecular assembly lines that produce common antibiotics.

Stanford Medicine —

Pandemic shows need to overhaul public health system, experts say

In the third installment of “The Pandemic Puzzle: Lessons from COVID-19,” leaders and experts in government, academia, health care and business said the U.S. government must step up to build and coordinate a true, robust public health system.

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory —

BICEP3 tightens the bounds on cosmic inflation

A new analysis of the South Pole-based telescope’s cosmic microwave background observations has all but ruled out several popular models of inflation.

Stanford Medicine —

Pandemic Puzzle: Health disparities and equitable recovery

In a Q&A, Alyce Adams, professor of epidemiology and population health, discusses the effects of the pandemic on people with underlying health conditions and the medical, social and economic challenges to improving health care outcomes in these groups.