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Sept. 26, 2016
Vol. 8, No. 17
Stanford part of Bay Area Biohub collaboration for health research

Stanford part of Bay Area Biohub collaboration for health research

Faculty from Stanford, UC-Berkeley and UCSF will receive grants from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to study biotechnology.

 
 
Iron nanoparticles make immune cells attack cancer
 

Iron nanoparticles make immune cells attack cancer

Stanford researchers accidentally discovered that iron nanoparticles invented for anemia treatment have another use: triggering the immune system’s ability to destroy tumor cells.

 
Regulatory RNA essential to DNA damage response
 

Regulatory RNA essential to DNA damage response

Stanford researchers have found that a tumor suppressor known as p53 is stabilized by a regulatory RNA molecule called DINO. The interaction helps a cell respond to DNA damage and may play a role in cancer development and premature aging.

 
Bioengineer Manu Prakash wins prestigious MacArthur grant
 

Bioengineer Manu Prakash wins prestigious MacArthur grant

The bioengineer develops novel tools for “frugal science” — inexpensive devices that can be used to tackle global health problems and that also aim to democratize access to scientific experience.

 
Stanford launches master of science program in physician assistant studies
 

Stanford launches master of science program in physician assistant studies

Students in the program will train alongside medical students in clinical care and coursework, as well as pursue an area of scholarly concentration.

 
Stanford researchers launch iPhone app to study peripheral artery disease
 

Stanford researchers launch iPhone app to study peripheral artery disease

Researchers hope people who have the condition will download the app and enroll in a study that will provide insights into patterns of the disease’s progression and may point toward new methods of treatment.

 
Grant Writing Academy honored with national award
 

Grant Writing Academy honored with national award

A Stanford Biosciences program employs peer mentors to help graduate students and postdoctoral scholars improve their grant-writing skills. Its annual proposal boot camp begins Sept. 26.

 
Stanford Health Care addresses needs of an aging population
 

Stanford Health Care addresses needs of an aging population

The Aging Adult Services program at Stanford Health Care helps patients and families make decisions and navigate care.

 
State of Stanford Medicine event focuses on precision health, diversity

State of Stanford Medicine event focuses on precision health, diversity

At a panel discussion on Sept. 22, Stanford Medicine’s leaders highlighted accomplishments from the past year and discussed future opportunities.

 
Graduate student Maria Birukova dies in climbing accident

Graduate student Maria Birukova dies in climbing accident

Aspiring immunologist Maria Birukova was an experienced mountaineer, and was studying ways to treat with chronic wounds. She died on Sept. 18.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Leah Backhus, Laurence Katznelson, Lei Stanley Qi, Jiangbin Ye 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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