Inside Stanford Medicine View web version
Dec. 12, 2016
Vol. 8, No. 22
For 30 years, duo has taught to make a lasting impression

For 30 years, duo has taught to make a lasting impression

The Stanford center’s principles of clinical education have reached tens of thousands of medical teachers all over the world.

 
 
Roeland Nusse wins $3 million Breakthrough Prize
 

Roeland Nusse wins $3 million Breakthrough Prize

The developmental biologist was honored for helping to decode how Wnt signaling proteins affect embryonic development, cancer and the activity of tissue-specific adult stem cells that repair damage after injury or disease.

 
Researchers develop new compound to reduce tumor growth
 

Researchers develop new compound to reduce tumor growth

Researchers at Stanford found that a new cell surface receptor they created is effective at inhibiting cancer growth in mice.

 
Stem cells police themselves to reduce scarring, study finds
 

Stem cells police themselves to reduce scarring, study finds

Stem cells produce a decoy protein to attenuate growth signals. Artificially regulating this pathway might help keep muscles supple in muscular dystrophy or during normal aging, researchers hope.

 
Stanford patient was first to receive lifesaving drug as an infant
 

Stanford patient was first to receive lifesaving drug as an infant

Four-year-old Zoe Harting is doing well after participating in a phase-2 clinical trial of the first drug for a deadly genetic disease, spinal muscular atrophy type 1.

 
Study reveals drug interactions that may reduce mortality in breast cancer patients
 

Study reveals drug interactions that may reduce mortality in breast cancer patients

Stanford researchers found that certain drug combinations were associated with lower mortality rates among breast cancer patients, pointing to potential drug targets and new ways of thinking about known diseases.

 
Study establishes extent of human brain excited by specific dose of electricity
 

Study establishes extent of human brain excited by specific dose of electricity

Until now, no quantitative relationship between the level of electricity applied to the brain and the extent of neural activity generated has been plotted in humans.

 
Conjoined twins successfully separated at Packard Children’s Hospital

Conjoined twins successfully separated at Packard Children’s Hospital

Two-year-old twin sisters Erika and Eva Sandoval are recovering in the pediatric intensive care unit following their Dec. 6 separation surgery.

 
Remembering Norbert von der Groeben

Remembering Norbert von der Groeben

The Palo Alto photographer was a regular presence on the Stanford Medicine campus, capturing images of faculty, students, staff and patients. He died Dec. 4 at the age of 59.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Wendy DeMartini, James Ford, Scott Lambert, Taia Wang and others.


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