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March 13, 2017
Vol. 9, No. 5
The beadnik: Polly Fordyce uses something tiny to do something big

The beadnik: Polly Fordyce uses something tiny to do something big

Polly Fordyce and her team use microfluidic tools to understand protein interactions in the body — knowledge that could help researchers develop therapeutics for a variety of diseases.

 
 
Memorization tool bulks up brain’s internal connections, scientists say
 

Memorization tool bulks up brain’s internal connections, scientists say

Stanford scientists found that teaching ordinary people a technique used by “memory athletes” not only boosted their recall ability but also induced lasting changes in the organization of their brains.

 
Drug combination defeats dengue, Ebola in mice
 

Drug combination defeats dengue, Ebola in mice

To develop a potential antiviral treatment, Stanford researchers adopted an unusual approach: Rather than trying to disable viral enzymes, they targeted proteins the infected individual makes — and the virus needs.

 
Patient mindset matters in healing and deserves more study, experts say
 

Patient mindset matters in healing and deserves more study, experts say

Researchers encourage more health care providers to place emphasis on the importance of people’s mindsets and social context in healing.

 
Mom saves 16-year-old son after he collapses on soccer field
 

Mom saves 16-year-old son after he collapses on soccer field

Jose Agredano Jr. got CPR from his mother after being struck in the chest by the ball during a soccer game — an impact that triggered a rare and often lethal medical condition.

 
A new rhythm
 

A new rhythm

Dance benefits Parkinson's patients…

 
Minor reappointed dean of the School of Medicine

Minor reappointed dean of the School of Medicine

In his first four years at Stanford, Lloyd Minor has established the vision of precision health while also strengthening the ties within Stanford Medicine and promoting diversity.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Robson Capasso, Kristen Yeom and others.


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