Inside Stanford Medicine View web version
Aug. 14, 2017
Vol. 9, No. 14
Researchers identify biomarkers associated with chronic fatigue syndrome severity

Researchers identify biomarkers associated with chronic fatigue syndrome severity

Stanford investigators used high-throughput analysis to link inflammation to chronic fatigue syndrome, a difficult-to-diagnose disease with no known cure.

 
 
Imaging reveals how well PTSD patients will respond to psychotherapy
 

Imaging reveals how well PTSD patients will respond to psychotherapy

Stanford researchers measured brain activity in PTSD patients before and after psychotherapy and found that they could predict how well patients would respond to treatment.

 
Social influences can override aggression in male mice
 

Social influences can override aggression in male mice

A tiny set of nerve cells in a male mouse’s brain activates aggression. But a new Stanford study shows that the male’s susceptibility to this activation depends on whether it has been housed with other mice or in isolation.

 
Elective freezing of IVF embryos linked to higher pregnancy rates in some cases
 

Elective freezing of IVF embryos linked to higher pregnancy rates in some cases

A study led by Stanford and a biotechnology company found that women who have high progesterone levels when their eggs are retrieved benefit from waiting to receive embryos.

 
Autism may reflect excitation-inhibition imbalance in brain
 

Autism may reflect excitation-inhibition imbalance in brain

Stanford researchers used advanced lab technologies to show, in mice, that symptoms of autism can be countered by reducing the ratio of excitatory to inhibitory neuronal firing in the forebrain.

 
Small drop in measles vaccinations would have outsized effect
 

Small drop in measles vaccinations would have outsized effect

A 5 percent drop in childhood measles vaccination levels would cause annual measles cases to triple, according to researchers at Stanford and Baylor.

 
Scar painter Ted Meyer to lecture and lead workshops at Stanford

Scar painter Ted Meyer to lecture and lead workshops at Stanford

Painter Ted Meyer makes art from scars and helps medical students remember that patients are people. He’ll be at Stanford Aug. 14-17.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Valerie Baker, Aaron Gitler, Peter Santa Maria, Kathryn Taylor and others.


Inside Stanford Medicine is a twice-monthly newspaper that reports on the accomplishments and activities of the faculty, staff and students in the Stanford Medicine community. To suggest a story or to get more information, contact editor John Sanford at (650) 723-8309 or jsanford@stanford.edu.

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