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​Carolyn Bertozzi: How the sugars on the surface of human cells affect our health

​In the Future of Everything radio show, Stanford’s Russ Altman and Carolyn Bertozzi discuss the ​sugars on human cells and how understanding them can yield new medical treatments.

Sugars act like bar codes on the surface of cells, and glycobiologists are learning how to read them. | Illustration by Stefani Billings

In the Future of Everything radio show, Stanford bioengineer Russ Altman and chemist Carolyn Bertozzi discuss the biology of sugars on human cells and their role in potentially revolutionary cancer treatments. She also discusses cutting-edge new ways to detect HIV, type 1 diabetes, and other diseases early.

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