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June 26, 2017
Vol. 9, No. 12
Surgeon-scientist urges medical school graduates to advocate for equality in health care

Surgeon-scientist urges medical school graduates to advocate for equality in health care

The first African-American to graduate from the Stanford School of Medicine returned to help celebrate this year’s graduating class.

 
 
Newly identified process of gene regulation challenges accepted science
 

Newly identified process of gene regulation challenges accepted science

Ribosomes, which make proteins, are startlingly variable in their composition and associations. This variability confers on them the ability to regulate genes, confounding previous ideas, Stanford researchers say.

 
Inflammatory molecule essential to muscle regeneration in mice
 

Inflammatory molecule essential to muscle regeneration in mice

Stanford researchers have found that a metabolite stimulates mouse muscle stem cells to proliferate after injury, and anti-inflammatory drugs, frequently taken after exercise, block its production and inhibit muscle repair.

 
Scientists tie heart patients’ increased shingles risk to glucose-gobbling immune cells
 

Scientists tie heart patients’ increased shingles risk to glucose-gobbling immune cells

People with coronary artery disease face an elevated risk for shingles because aberrant immune cells dial down the body’s immune response to viral pathogens, Stanford research shows.

 
Thousands of genes influence most diseases
 

Thousands of genes influence most diseases

In a provocative new perspective piece, Stanford researchers say that disease genes are spread uniformly across the genome, not clustered in specific molecular pathways, as has been thought.

 
Scientists turbocharge high-resolution, 3-D imaging
 

Scientists turbocharge high-resolution, 3-D imaging

Stanford scientists have found a relatively simple, low-cost fix that substantially improves images obtained via a widely used optical scanning technique, opening the door to "virtual biopsies."…

 
Researchers use long-read genome sequencing for first time in a patient
 

Researchers use long-read genome sequencing for first time in a patient

Stanford scientists have used a next-generation technology called long-read sequencing to diagnose a patient’s rare genetic condition that current technology failed to diagnose.

 
Stanford Medicine launches health care trends report

Stanford Medicine launches health care trends report

The inaugural issue of the report shows that big data will transform health care in the future but that more needs to be done to train doctors and patients in data management and analysis.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Linda Boxer, Michael Z. Lin, Matthew Strehlow and others.


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