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Oct. 24, 2016
Vol. 8, No. 19
Unroofing surgery relieves debilitating symptoms of heart anomaly, study finds

Unroofing surgery relieves debilitating symptoms of heart anomaly, study finds

A Stanford study shows that a type of surgery improves the quality of life for patients with myocardial bridging, a congenital condition caused by a major artery tunneling through heart muscle.

 
 
Researchers predict with high accuracy if antidepressants will help
 

Researchers predict with high accuracy if antidepressants will help

Researchers were able to predict with 80 percent accuracy whether antidepressants would help patients by analyzing their brain function and personal history.

 
Stanford Medicine, VA will collaborate to build nation’s first hadron therapy center
 

Stanford Medicine, VA will collaborate to build nation’s first hadron therapy center

Hadron therapy, which relies on beams of charged particles including protons and heavier ions such as carbon, is expected to increase cancer cure rates because it can be used to treat larger tumors or those resistant to conventional radiotherapy.

 
Scientists develop inflammation test that may predict cardiovascular disease
 

Scientists develop inflammation test that may predict cardiovascular disease

An assessment blending several measures of immune-cell responsiveness predicted cardiovascular problems in individuals who likely would have slipped under the radar.

 
Withholding amino acid depletes blood stem cells
 

Withholding amino acid depletes blood stem cells

A new study shows that a diet deficient in valine effectively depleted the blood stem cells in mice and made it possible to perform a blood stem cell transplantation on them.

 
Common prostate cancer treatment linked to later dementia, researcher says
 

Common prostate cancer treatment linked to later dementia, researcher says

A new retrospective study of the health records of prostate cancer patients supports an association between androgen deprivation therapy and future risk of dementia.

 
Growing up in a hospital: My 25 years with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
 

Growing up in a hospital: My 25 years with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

Misty Blue Foster was born prematurely to a heroin-addicted mother, who died when Misty was 5. Suffering neglect in foster care, she nevertheless found kindness and encouragement at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.

 
Three to receive Stanford School of Medicine’s highest honor

Three to receive Stanford School of Medicine’s highest honor

The medal honors individuals who have made scientific, medical, humanitarian, public service or other contributions that have significantly advanced the mission of the school.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Tandy Aye, Ramasamy Paulmurugan, David Stevenson and others.


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