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Aug. 28, 2017
Vol. 9, No. 15
For Stanley Falkow, a legacy of cultivating the next generation of scientists

For Stanley Falkow, a legacy of cultivating the next generation of scientists

The legendary microbe hunter has helped launch the careers of more than 100 scientists, including those of several Stanford faculty members.

 
 
Genome analysis with near-complete privacy possible
 

Genome analysis with near-complete privacy possible

Stanford researchers used cryptography to cloak irrelevant genetic information in individuals’ genomes while revealing disease-associated mutations. They say the technique could vastly improve patient privacy.

 
Mouse model of human immune system inadequate for stem cell studies
 

Mouse model of human immune system inadequate for stem cell studies

“Humanized” mice are used to study human immune responses, but they are inadequate for stem cell studies, say Stanford researchers. Optimized models are needed for clinical decision-making.

 
Hunter-gatherers of Tanzania experience seasonal variation in gut-microbe diversity
 

Hunter-gatherers of Tanzania experience seasonal variation in gut-microbe diversity

Scientists from Stanford and their collaborators have linked a traditional population’s seasonally varying diet to cyclical changes in the number of gut-residing microbial species.

 
Students design small tools to tackle big scientific challenges
 

Students design small tools to tackle big scientific challenges

Tiny devices could help scientists study coral bleaching, parasites, molecular biology and more, but few scientists know how to use them. A new course aimed to change that by pairing students with labs looking for help.

 
Infants’ race influences quality of hospital care in California
 

Infants’ race influences quality of hospital care in California

Disparities exist in how babies of different racial and ethnic origins are treated in California’s neonatal intensive care units, but this could be changed, say Stanford researchers.

 
Stanford Medicine magazine reports on the future of vision

Stanford Medicine magazine reports on the future of vision

The magazine’s summer issue highlights new strategies to protect and restore sight. It also includes an essay by bestselling author Joyce Maynard on life during her husband’s battle with cancer.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Raag Airan, Anupama Narla, Caroline Yu 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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