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June 6, 2016
Vol. 8, No. 11
Stem cells shown safe, beneficial for chronic stroke patients

Stem cells shown safe, beneficial for chronic stroke patients

People disabled by a stroke demonstrated substantial recovery long after the event when modified adult stem cells were injected into their brains.

 
 
Carla Shatz wins Kavli Neuroscience Prize
 

Carla Shatz wins Kavli Neuroscience Prize

The neurobiologist received the recognition for her work in understanding how the brain’s connections form. She will share a $1 million prize with two other winners.

 
Palliative, hospice care lacking among dying cancer patients
 

Palliative, hospice care lacking among dying cancer patients

All patients with advanced cancer should receive both palliative and hospice care before death, yet a study shows only half of veterans receive palliative care, and the use of hospice depends on the care environment.

 
Artificial muscle fibers help keep muscle stem cells potent in lab
 

Artificial muscle fibers help keep muscle stem cells potent in lab

Artificial collagen-based muscle fibers and a specialized broth developed by Stanford researchers help muscle stem cells stay primed and ready for transplant.

 
Big data conference builds foundations for precision health
 

Big data conference builds foundations for precision health

Speakers at Stanford’s annual big data conference said the success of precision health depends on data that reflects the global diversity of humans, the well and the unwell, and a rainbow of data from genomes, microbiomes and tissue samples.

 
Study shows different brain cells process positive, negative experiences
 

Study shows different brain cells process positive, negative experiences

Combining two cutting-edge techniques reveals that neurons in the prefrontal cortex are built to respond to reward or aversion, a finding with implications for treating mental illness and addictions.

 
Drop-in help for mobile devices, laptops now available at medical school

Drop-in help for mobile devices, laptops now available at medical school

The School of Medicine has launched the Tech Bar — its own version of the Apple Genius Bar — to service smartphones, tablets and laptops on a drop-in basis.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Maximilian Diehn, Allison Kurian, Alice Ting and others.


Inside Stanford Medicine is a twice-monthly newspaper that reports on the accomplishments and activities of the faculty, staff and students in the Stanford Medicine community. To suggest a story or to get more information, contact editor John Sanford at (650) 723-8309 or jsanford@stanford.edu.

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