Inside Stanford Medicine View web version
May 9, 2016
Vol. 8, No. 9
Biodesign marks 15 years with new name, focus

Biodesign marks 15 years with new name, focus

Stanford Biodesign has been renamed the Byers Center for Biodesign, and it’s now focusing on creating health-care technology that’s affordable.

 
 
Promoting abstinence, fidelity for HIV prevention is ineffective
 

Promoting abstinence, fidelity for HIV prevention is ineffective

In a study of nearly 500,000 individuals in 22 countries, researchers could not find any evidence that these programs had an impact on changing individual behavior.

 
Researchers release video game to help build a better test for tuberculosis
 

Researchers release video game to help build a better test for tuberculosis

A new version of the Eterna video game could allow citizen scientists to design a molecule that would simplify the widespread use of a new TB test.

 
Researchers find that age-dependent changes in pancreatic function related to diabetes
 

Researchers find that age-dependent changes in pancreatic function related to diabetes

A Stanford-led national collaboration to procure and analyze human pancreatic tissue from deceased donors illustrates how the organ’s function changes as we age, and could point the way toward new diabetes treatments.

 
Parents mentor parents at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford
 

Parents mentor parents at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

Parent mentors at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford offer care-management strategies, as well as a shoulder to cry on, to parents of youngsters newly diagnosed with devastating medical conditions.

 
Stanford Trauma Center saves boy's hand — and life
 

Stanford Trauma Center saves boy's hand — and life

When Elijah Olivas' hand was severed in a car accident, dozens of experts from Stanford’s pediatric trauma team coordinated to perform 20 hours of life- and limb-saving surgery.

 
Students delve into medical interests through research projects
 

Students delve into medical interests through research projects

Medical students presented posters of the research they’ve conducted at an annual symposium.

 
Cardiologist and medical innovator Alfred Spivack dies at 87

Cardiologist and medical innovator Alfred Spivack dies at 87

Spivack, who founded the coronary care unit at Stanford, was an early champion of increasing nurses' role in caring for cardiology patients.

 
5 Questions: Rita Hamad on why living in poor neighborhoods could be bad for your health

5 Questions: Rita Hamad on why living in poor neighborhoods could be bad for your health

The Stanford researcher co-authored a new study showing that refugees assigned to the most deprived Swedish neighborhoods were 15 to 30 percent more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Michael Angelo, Sarah Donaldson, Edward Mariano and others.


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