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Nov. 23, 2015
Vol. 7, No. 21
Musician-turned-scientist develops drug for inflammatory bowel disease

Musician-turned-scientist develops drug for inflammatory bowel disease

Finding an alternative remedy for her ulcerative colitis set a Stanford musicology student on a new and unexpected career path as a scientist and entrepreneurial drug developer.

 
 
Insulin-sensitizing drug relieves symptoms of chronic depression in some people
 

Insulin-sensitizing drug relieves symptoms of chronic depression in some people

Pioglitazone, available generically for treating Type 2 diabetes, improved symptoms of long-term depression in patients also suffering from insulin resistance.

 
Measuring immune cells before surgery may help predict recovery time
 

Measuring immune cells before surgery may help predict recovery time

Blood drawn an hour before surgery and stimulated to produce an immune response revealed patterns that predict patient health outcomes.

 
Dangerous liaison: Bacteria, viruses in league
 

Dangerous liaison: Bacteria, viruses in league

Serendipity spurs the discovery of a curious collusion between bacterial pathogens and viruses that infect them, triggering the formation of clinically frustrating structures called biofilms.

 
Study shows ethnicity does not predict type of end-of-life care patients want
 

Study shows ethnicity does not predict type of end-of-life care patients want

Financial and communication barriers are prime roadblocks to quality end-of-life care for ethnic minorities with the least amount of education, according to a multilingual study.

 
Vantage Point: It's time to talk honestly about dying
 

Vantage Point: It's time to talk honestly about dying

A Stanford palliative-care expert urges better, higher-quality communication between patients and physicians regarding end-of-life care.

 
Using Apple HealthKit to care for patients with Type 1 diabetes
 

Using Apple HealthKit to care for patients with Type 1 diabetes

Rajiv Kumar began piloting HealthKit in March with 10 patients to assess its ability to track blood-sugar levels.

 
Deisseroth wins $3 million Breakthrough Prize

Deisseroth wins $3 million Breakthrough Prize

Initiated in 2013 by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, the annual award — the world’s largest in dollar terms — honors pioneers in life sciences, fundamental physics and mathematics.

 
For diabetes educator, work is personal

For diabetes educator, work is personal

Anna Simos, who was diagnosed with diabetes at age 15, has devoted her career to the preventing the disease and caring for those who have it.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Linda Boxer, Dean Winslow and more.


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