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Aug. 8, 2016
Vol. 8, No. 14
Study identifies brain areas altered during hypnotic trances

Study identifies brain areas altered during hypnotic trances

By scanning the brains of subjects while they were hypnotized, researchers at the School of Medicine were able to see the neural changes associated with hypnosis.

 
 
Hormone therapy for brain performance: No effect, whether started early or late
 

Hormone therapy for brain performance: No effect, whether started early or late

Hormone therapy for postmenopausal women has been controversial, with some studies suggesting benefits and others not. Now, a study finds the treatment’s effect on women’s mental skills is negligible.

 
Study challenges view that sickle cell trait increases mortality risk
 

Study challenges view that sickle cell trait increases mortality risk

Surprising findings from a study of health records of thousands of African-American soldiers show that a common genetic condition poses far less risk than previously thought.

 
Anti-tumor antibodies could counter atherosclerosis
 

Anti-tumor antibodies could counter atherosclerosis

A biological drug could be used to combat cardiovascular disease by targeting not mere risk factors such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure, but the actual lesions bearing direct responsibility: atherosclerotic plaques.

 
Researchers coax human stem cells to rapidly generate bone, heart muscle
 

Researchers coax human stem cells to rapidly generate bone, heart muscle

A new study shows that combining positive and negative signals can quickly and efficiently steer stem cells down complex developmental pathways to become specialized tissues that could be used in the clinic.

 
Chronic disease in China is focus of seminar at Stanford Center at Peking University
 

Chronic disease in China is focus of seminar at Stanford Center at Peking University

A graduate seminar in Beijing brought together students from Stanford and China to consider solutions to China’s growing problems of cancer, stroke and heart disease.

 
5 Questions: David Entwistle on taking the helm of SHC

5 Questions: David Entwistle on taking the helm of SHC

In a Q&A, the new president and CEO of Stanford Health Care shares his thoughts about his new job and the evolving health care landscape.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Raag Airan, Lisa Chamberlain, Ross McDougall, Anne Villeneuve and others.


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