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April 25, 2016
Vol. 8, No. 8
Study ties recently discovered immune cell to disease

Study ties recently discovered immune cell to disease

Deficits in a recently discovered immune cell’s function may trigger a rare age-related auto-inflammatory disease — and perhaps far more common ones, too.

 
 
Low-risk drinking guidelines vary widely among countries
 

Low-risk drinking guidelines vary widely among countries

Inconsistency among countries about what constitutes a "standard drink" and definitions of low-risk drinking hampers international research and confuses people attempting to drink responsibly.

 
Stanford Medicine to join new Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy
 

Stanford Medicine to join new Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy

Crystal Mackall will lead a cancer immunotherapy center at Stanford that is being launched with an initial $10 million grant from the Parker Foundation.

 
Stanford, Intermountain physicians share ideas for collaboration
 

Stanford, Intermountain physicians share ideas for collaboration

Stanford physicians and leaders visited the Utah-based health-care system to share ideas for a wide-ranging partnership in clinical research, patient care and education.

 
Health disparities research center launched with $11.5 million grant
 

Health disparities research center launched with $11.5 million grant

The Stanford Precision Health for Ethnic and Racial Equity Center will be one of the first national centers focused on using precision-medicine tools to improve the health of underserved ethnic and racial groups.

 
Technique could help identify patients who would suffer chemo-induced heart damage
 

Technique could help identify patients who would suffer chemo-induced heart damage

Doxorubicin is a chemotherapy drug used to treat many cancers, but it causes serious heart damage in some patients. Heart muscle cells made from the skin cells of breast cancer patients can be used to study this phenomenon.

 
Your one-stop shop for producing, crystallizing biomolecules
 

Your one-stop shop for producing, crystallizing biomolecules

The Macromolecular Structure Knowledge Center can help researchers who lack equipment for testing hundreds of different crystallization conditions or expertise in working with challenging molecules.

 
Family travels coast-to-coast for child’s lifesaving heart surgery
 

Family travels coast-to-coast for child’s lifesaving heart surgery

Swimming lessons? Check. Banging on the piano? Check. Playing in the snow? Check. Toddler Alex Bracebridge is now living a normal life, thanks to a heart surgery at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.

 
Stanford Health Care names David Entwistle President & CEO

Stanford Health Care names David Entwistle President & CEO

David Entwistle has served as the chief executive officer at the University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics since 2007. He will begin at Stanford on July 5.

 
Stanford radiologist Gerald Friedland dies at 82

Stanford radiologist Gerald Friedland dies at 82

The former chief of the Veterans Affairs medical center in Palo Alto was remembered as a hard-working, generous mentor to generations of medical residents, and a caring husband and father.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Daniel Palanker, Linda Yip and others.


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