Inside Stanford Medicine View web version
Feb. 27, 2017
Vol. 9, No. 4
Brain-computer interface advance allows fast, accurate typing by people with paralysis

Brain-computer interface advance allows fast, accurate typing by people with paralysis

In a Stanford-led research report, three participants with movement impairment controlled an onscreen cursor simply by imagining their own hand movements.

 
 
Pancreatic islet cells in animals can ‘flip’ their fate to produce insulin
 

Pancreatic islet cells in animals can ‘flip’ their fate to produce insulin

Alpha cells can convert to insulin-producing beta cells in mice when just two genes are blocked, a new Stanford study shows. A similar mechanism may occur in people with diabetes.

 
Scientists create scorecard index for heart-damaging chemo drugs
 

Scientists create scorecard index for heart-damaging chemo drugs

Stanford researchers have developed a test that may help screen for cardiotoxicity in new chemotherapy drugs.

 
Simple test may predict which children develop severe TB
 

Simple test may predict which children develop severe TB

A Stanford investigator and his colleagues found that a screening test for tuberculosis was a good predictor of whether children infected with the bacteria would become sick.

 
Listening in on the brain: A 15-year odyssey
 

Listening in on the brain: A 15-year odyssey

Stanford engineers and neurosurgeons have worked together to develop an experimental technology that could one day allow people with paralysis to affect the world around them using only their minds.

 
Needless shocks from heart devices can trigger extra health costs
 

Needless shocks from heart devices can trigger extra health costs

Heart patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators often undergo a series of health care procedures when they receive shocks from the devices, regardless of whether the shocks are necessary, a Stanford researcher says.

 
Stanford Medicine magazine looks at what arts, humanities bring to medicine

Stanford Medicine magazine looks at what arts, humanities bring to medicine

When the arts and humanities play a role in medicine, patients, researchers and doctors can benefit. The winter issue of Stanford Medicine magazine features articles on the intersection of medicine with the arts and humanities.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Beth Beadle, Mark McGovern, Yang Sun and others.


Inside Stanford Medicine is a twice-monthly newspaper that reports on the accomplishments and activities of the faculty, staff and students in the Stanford Medicine community. To suggest a story or to get more information, contact editor John Sanford at (650) 723-8309 or jsanford@stanford.edu.

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