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June 22, 2015
Vol. 7, No. 12
Use science to make world a better place, graduates told

Use science to make world a better place, graduates told

At the medical school’s commencement, Lucy Shapiro described how years of solitary work in the laboratory led her to influence public policy and battle the growing threat of infectious disease on the global stage.

 
 
Some heartburn drugs may boost risk of heart attack, study finds
 

Some heartburn drugs may boost risk of heart attack, study finds

A data-mining study has found an association between the use of proton-pump inhibitors, which account for 100 million prescriptions per year in the United States alone, and the likelihood of incurring a heart attack down the road.

 
In Kenya, program changes male attitudes about sexual violence, study finds
 

In Kenya, program changes male attitudes about sexual violence, study finds

Young men and teenage boys participating in a program developed by No Means No Worldwide had more positive views toward women and less belief in rape myths, a study found.

 
Toothed whales have survived millions of years without key antiviral proteins, researchers find
 

Toothed whales have survived millions of years without key antiviral proteins, researchers find

Two genes that defend against many viral infections were rendered nonfunctional in toothed whales more than 33 million years ago, a new study asserts.

 
Scientists find genetic underpinnings of functional brain networks seen in imaging studies
 

Scientists find genetic underpinnings of functional brain networks seen in imaging studies

Imaging studies have delineated brain networks consisting of discrete brain regions acting in synchrony. This view of the brain’s functional architecture has now been confirmed by a study showing coordination at the genetic level as well.

 
Molecular cause of heart condition identified by researchers
 

Molecular cause of heart condition identified by researchers

The beta adrenergic pathway is dysfunctional in dilated cardiomyopathy. Now, researchers have learned how a mutation that causes the disease affects the pathway, and how to mitigate its effects.

 
Higher concentration of physician groups could increase medical costs, researchers say
 

Higher concentration of physician groups could increase medical costs, researchers say

Orthopedic surgeons in concentrated markets charged 7 percent more for knee replacements than physicians in less concentrated markets, a new study shows.

 
Discovery of molecular pathway could lead to pancreatitis treatments
 

Discovery of molecular pathway could lead to pancreatitis treatments

New research could lead to pharmacological treatments for chronic pancreatitis, a severe and currently untreatable disease.

 
Departments of emergency medicine, biomedical data science to be created

Departments of emergency medicine, biomedical data science to be created

The creation of the departments will allow the School of Medicine to continue building on its strengths in both bioscience and health-care delivery, dean says.

 
5 Questions: A three-month checkup of MyHeart Counts

5 Questions: A three-month checkup of MyHeart Counts

Writer Tracie White interviewed Michael McConnell, MD, a professor of cardiovascular medicine at Stanford, about how things are progressing with the heart-health app and study.

 
Gene discoveries may lead to regeneration of cells needed for hearing

Gene discoveries may lead to regeneration of cells needed for hearing

The researchers identified patterns of gene expression that may determine whether the ear’s inner pillar cells can give rise to new hair cells, which are key to hearing.

 

  

  


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