Inside Stanford Medicine View web version
Nov. 9, 2015
Vol. 7, No. 20
Rocket scientists bring expertise to analyzing breath of sick children

Rocket scientists bring expertise to analyzing breath of sick children

Three rocket-combustion experts teamed up with a pediatrician to engineer a breath analyzer for diseases — a goal that many have tried and failed to reach.

 
 
Stanford researchers identify potential security hole in genomic data-sharing network
 

Stanford researchers identify potential security hole in genomic data-sharing network

Hackers with access to a person’s genome might find out if that genome is in an international network of disease databases.

 
Researchers urge lifting of NIH funding restrictions on chimeric research
 

Researchers urge lifting of NIH funding restrictions on chimeric research

In September, the National Institutes of Health halted research funding for chimeric human/nonhuman embryos until new funding guidelines are established. Stanford researchers describe the detrimental impact of a ban.

 
New bioengineering major off to its first year
 

New bioengineering major off to its first year

From its outset, Stanford sought to imbue the Bioengineering Department with the different but essential traditions of the School of Engineering and School of Medicine.

 
Bad for the bone: The toll of childhood chronic disease
 

Bad for the bone: The toll of childhood chronic disease

A Stanford researcher is working to prevent early osteoporotic fractures in those who have withstood childhood chronic diseases.

 
Story of family's tumor donation inspires more donations
 

Story of family's tumor donation inspires more donations

With the donated tissue, a Stanford team has created the first cell line and mouse model of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a deadly tumor.

 
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery celebrates 50 years
 

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery celebrates 50 years

An iconoclastic approach to training residents, championed by the division’s founder, made a lasting impact on the field.

 
Stanford Medicine debuts compelling new formats for continuing medical education

Stanford Medicine debuts compelling new formats for continuing medical education

The medical school is debuting new online continuing medical education courses that show how information freed from words-only presentation can be an effective medical education tool.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Elizabeth Egan, Anson Lee, VJ Periyakoil and more.


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