Inside Stanford Medicine View web version
Jan. 25, 2016
Vol. 8, No. 2
How Irv Weissman learned to figure things out

How Irv Weissman learned to figure things out

Irving Weissman had an unconventional start in science. The son of a hardware store operator and grandson of a fur trader, he learned lifelong lessons in research at the McLaughlin Research Institute in Montana.

 
 
Chemotherapy may benefit subgroup of stage-2 colon cancer patients
 

Chemotherapy may benefit subgroup of stage-2 colon cancer patients

A small subset of colon cancers lacks the CDX2 protein — a hallmark of colon tissue maturation. Patients with these cancers may benefit more than others from chemotherapy.

 
Low-fiber diet may cause irreversible depletion of gut bacteria over generations
 

Low-fiber diet may cause irreversible depletion of gut bacteria over generations

When mice with gut bacteria from a human were put on a low-fiber diet, the diversity of their intestinal inhabitants plummeted. Four generations on a low-fiber diet caused irreversible losses.

 
Expert in cancer immunotherapy joins Stanford Medicine faculty
 

Expert in cancer immunotherapy joins Stanford Medicine faculty

Crystal Mackall will lead the university’s efforts to translate basic science discoveries into immune-based treatments for pediatric and adult cancers.

 
Teen awaiting heart-lung transplant first in western U.S. to undergo novel therapy
 

Teen awaiting heart-lung transplant first in western U.S. to undergo novel therapy

Listing Oswaldo Jimenez for a transplant was just the beginning. His doctors needed to perform what is referred to as a “bridge-to-transplant” solution, one that would sustain his organs until transplant could be done.

 
A mysterious illness identified, top-notch care delivered
 

A mysterious illness identified, top-notch care delivered

What should have been one of the Catalano family’s happiest moments quickly turned somber as they feared that the condition the newest addition to their family faced was serious.

 
When Lucy Shapiro discovered her true passion
 

When Lucy Shapiro discovered her true passion

After a career packed with discoveries, the developmental biologist has turned her attention to the threat of emerging infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance.

 
Five Questions: Cowan on how to prevent, manage headaches

Five Questions: Cowan on how to prevent, manage headaches

As someone who has managed his own migraines for years, Stanford headache expert Robert Cowan offers advice to those who experience chronic headaches.

 
Vantage Point: We don't just need precision medicine, we need precision health

Vantage Point: We don't just need precision medicine, we need precision health

The dean of the School of Medicine hopes the country’s leaders will set their sights higher in their quest to improve the health of the American people.

 

  

  


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