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Sept. 25, 2017
Vol. 9, No. 17
Brain cancer growth halted by absence of protein

Brain cancer growth halted by absence of protein

High-grade gliomas, a group of aggressive brain tumors, cease growing in mice if a signaling molecule called neuroligin-3 is absent or its activity is blocked with drugs, a Stanford team has shown.

 
 
Baby marsupials ‘drink’ placenta to enhance development
 

Baby marsupials ‘drink’ placenta to enhance development

Marsupials have short pregnancies. Their placentas mimic those of mice during early fetal development, while other key placental genes are expressed and secreted into milk for the offspring, Stanford researchers say.

 
Researchers team up to reduce brick kiln pollution, improve health
 

Researchers team up to reduce brick kiln pollution, improve health

Brick kilns are ubiquitous in South Asia, as is the pollution they produce. A Stanford team is now combining satellite data and political persuasion to track kilns and incentivize kiln owners to use cleaner technologies.

 
DACA eligibility for mothers improves children’s mental health
 

DACA eligibility for mothers improves children’s mental health

Children with mothers eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program suffer from lower rates of anxiety and adjustment disorders than those with mothers who lack DACA eligibility.

 
New book warns climate change is making us sick
 

New book warns climate change is making us sick

Co-authored by Stanford wilderness medicine expert Paul Auerbach, Enviromedics describes the frightening effects of climate change on health.

 
Eye spy
 

Eye spy

 
5 Questions: Marcia Stefanick on better medicine for women

5 Questions: Marcia Stefanick on better medicine for women

A Stanford professor of medicine discusses why giving consideration to sex and gender differences in research and treatment would improve medical care for everyone.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Possu Huang, Harold Pimentel, Sherry Wren and others.


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