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March 27, 2017
Vol. 9, No. 6
Unproven stem cell 'therapy' blinds three patients at Florida clinic

Unproven stem cell 'therapy' blinds three patients at Florida clinic

After three patients were blinded following a treatment marketed as a stem cell clinical trial, Stanford ophthalmologist Jeffrey Goldberg calls for increased patient education and regulation.

 
 
Initial hospital costs for gunshot wounds just 'tip of the iceberg'
 

Initial hospital costs for gunshot wounds just 'tip of the iceberg'

Stanford researchers report that the $6.6 billion figure is just the tip of the iceberg: It does not include costs of emergency room visits or hospital readmissions.

 
Studies of scientific bias targeting the right problems
 

Studies of scientific bias targeting the right problems

The biggest single source of bias across all fields of science comes from so-called small-study effects, Stanford researchers report.

 
Antibody fights pediatric brain tumors in preclinical testing
 

Antibody fights pediatric brain tumors in preclinical testing

Antibodies against the CD47 “don’t eat me” signal were shown in in mice to be a safe and effective way to target five kinds of pediatric brain tumors, according to Stanford researchers.

 
5 Questions: Steven Adelsheim on Santa Clara County youth suicide report
 

5 Questions: Steven Adelsheim on Santa Clara County youth suicide report

The recent federal report on suicides among youth in Santa Clara County will inform how the community continues to support mental health for young people, said Stanford psychiatrist Steven Adelsheim.

 
Adapted DIY robotics kit gives STEM students tools to automate biology experiments
 

Adapted DIY robotics kit gives STEM students tools to automate biology experiments

Modern biology labs often use robotic assemblies to drop precise amounts of fluids into experimental containers. Now, researchers have shown how to adapt a Lego robotics kit to do this for much less money.

 
After years of preparation, Stanford students ‘match’ to residency programs

After years of preparation, Stanford students ‘match’ to residency programs

Stanford medical students, along with their counterparts nationwide, found out March 17 where they would be doing their residencies.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Renumathy Dhanasekaran, Karim Sallam and others.


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