Inside Stanford Medicine View web version
July 11, 2016
Vol. 8, No. 13
At neuroscience summer camp, teens learn about mental health

At neuroscience summer camp, teens learn about mental health

High school students from around the country learned about topics ranging from the neuropsychiatry of HIV to molecular genetics, forensic psychiatry, eating disorders, hoarding and virtual-reality therapeutics.

 
 
Surgeries found to increase risk of chronic opioid use
 

Surgeries found to increase risk of chronic opioid use

A new study reinforces the need for surgeons and physicians to monitor patients' use of painkillers following surgery and use alternative methods of pain control whenever possible.

 
First-ever restoration of vision achieved in mice
 

First-ever restoration of vision achieved in mice

Broken links between retinal ganglion cells and target structures throughout the brain spell permanent vision loss. But in a new study, these long-distance connections — and partial vision — were restored.

 
Group of rare blood cancers respond to new treatment pioneered by Stanford physician
 

Group of rare blood cancers respond to new treatment pioneered by Stanford physician

Patients with a group of cancers known as advanced systemic mastocytosis have few treatment options. A drug called midostaurin showed promise in an international clinical trial led by a Stanford physician.

 
Cheap blood test can discriminate between bacterial, viral infections
 

Cheap blood test can discriminate between bacterial, viral infections

A simple blood test in development could accurately identify which patients need antibiotics, Stanford researchers say.

 
Scientists create ‘guided chemotherapy missiles’ that target cancer cells, spare healthy ones
 

Scientists create ‘guided chemotherapy missiles’ that target cancer cells, spare healthy ones

Latching chemotherapy drugs onto proteins that seek out tumors could provide an effective way of treating tumors in the brain or with limited blood supply.

 
Study shows link between canned food, exposure to hormone-disrupting chemical
 

Study shows link between canned food, exposure to hormone-disrupting chemical

New Stanford research resolves the debate on the link between canned food and exposure to the hormone-disrupting chemical known as Bisphenol A, or BPA.

 
Study shows nanofiber scaffolds could treat lymphedema by rerouting lymphatic system around blockages
 

Study shows nanofiber scaffolds could treat lymphedema by rerouting lymphatic system around blockages

Stanford engineers and doctors collaborated with industry to design a possible new treatment for lymphedema, which often affects cancer patients whose lymph nodes become blocked.

 
Stanford Cancer Institute earns highest cancer center designation

Stanford Cancer Institute earns highest cancer center designation

The designation is recognition of the Stanford Cancer Institute’s robust and integrated programs encompassing laboratory research, clinical care and community outreach and education.

 
Stanford physicians innovate to protect children’s health in Guatemala

Stanford physicians innovate to protect children’s health in Guatemala

A Stanford team has created a “nutrition surveillance” app that could help boost nutrition for children in some of the world’s poorest and most remote regions.

 
22-year-old marks five years of life with mechanical heart pump

22-year-old marks five years of life with mechanical heart pump

Edgar Arredondo has lived with a ventricular assist device for longer than any other patient being treated at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.

 

  

  


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