Inside Stanford Medicine View web version
Dec. 14, 2015
Vol. 7, No. 22
Neuroscience center to open for patient care

Neuroscience center to open for patient care

The center is tuned to the needs of people with neurological conditions or injuries such as brain tumors, movement disorders, brain aneurysms, spine deterioration, Parkinson’s disease and memory disorders.

 
 
Scientists reveal brain circuit mechanisms underlying arousal regulation
 

Scientists reveal brain circuit mechanisms underlying arousal regulation

A new study shows that a circuit in a brain structure called the thalamus acts like a radio, with different stations operating at different frequencies and appealing to different "listening" audiences.

 
Common treatment for prostate cancer appears to double Alzheimer’s risk
 

Common treatment for prostate cancer appears to double Alzheimer’s risk

Short-circuiting the need for expensive clinical trials, researchers uncovered an association between androgen blockers and cognitive decline by examining patient medical records.

 
Stanford radiologists investigate woman who died in Egypt more than 3,000 years ago
 

Stanford radiologists investigate woman who died in Egypt more than 3,000 years ago

A San Francisco museum brought an ancient mummy to the School of Medicine for a set of CT scans to learn more about the person beneath the bandages.

 
New class of RNA tumor suppressors identified
 

New class of RNA tumor suppressors identified

Two short, “housekeeping” RNA molecules block cancer growth by binding to an important cancer-associated protein called KRAS. More than a quarter of all human cancers are missing these RNAs.

 
Optimal C-section rate may be as high as 19 percent to save lives of mothers and infants
 

Optimal C-section rate may be as high as 19 percent to save lives of mothers and infants

A new study suggests that the World Health Organization recommendation for cesarean delivery rates should be re-examined.

 
Infertile men have a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, study finds
 

Infertile men have a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, study finds

Men who are infertile have a higher risk of developing a variety of other health problems, according to a new study.

 
Spyros Andreopoulos, former head of Stanford Medicine’s news and public affairs office, dies at 86

Spyros Andreopoulos, former head of Stanford Medicine’s news and public affairs office, dies at 86

Spyros Andreopoulos advocated for transparency during his 30 years as director of Stanford Medicine’s news and public affairs office. He died Nov. 20.

 
Herbert Schwartz, former chair of Department of Pediatrics, dies at 89

Herbert Schwartz, former chair of Department of Pediatrics, dies at 89

Schwartz, a pediatric hematologist-oncologist, conducted research on hemoglobin and helped establish Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Lloyd Minor, Kanwaljeet Anand, Daniel Jarosz and others.


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