Inside Stanford Medicine View web version
May 22, 2017
Vol. 9, No. 10
Researcher investigates hallucinogen as potential OCD treatment

Researcher investigates hallucinogen as potential OCD treatment

A Stanford psychiatrist is researching the effects of ketamine on the brains of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder, hoping to determine why, in studies, the drug has provided relief from symptoms.

 
 
Cancer therapy may work in unexpected way
 

Cancer therapy may work in unexpected way

An antibody to the cell receptor PD-1 may launch a two-pronged assault on cancer by initiating attacks by both T cells and macrophages, a Stanford study has found.

 
Scientists crowdsource autism data to learn where resource gaps exist
 

Scientists crowdsource autism data to learn where resource gaps exist

Many areas across the globe have few autism experts, leading to delayed care for kids who live there. Stanford scientists have launched a crowdsourcing project to pinpoint such geographic gaps, and find ways to fill them.

 
Counting down to December opening of new Packard Children’s Hospital
 

Counting down to December opening of new Packard Children’s Hospital

More than doubling its current size, the expanded Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford will transform the patient experience through family-centered design and technological innovation, while setting new standards for sustainability in hospital design.

 
Study finds first possible drug treatment for lymphedema
 

Study finds first possible drug treatment for lymphedema

Collaboration between two Stanford labs has resulted in the discovery of a molecular cause for lymphedema and the first possible drug treatment for it.

 
Pursuing parity
 

Pursuing parity

A new generation of female faculty is gathering data on why there should be more of them…

 
Stanford Medicine magazine reports on sex, gender and medicine

Stanford Medicine magazine reports on sex, gender and medicine

The spring issue of the magazine highlights how sex and gender differences should be part of medical education, research and care. It includes a Q&A with Barbra Streisand on fighting gender discrimination in cardiovascular research and treatment.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Steve Asch, Andrew Huberman, Cornelia Weyand and others.


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