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Jan. 29, 2018
Vol. 10, No. 2
Stanford-led clinical trial shows broader benefits of acute-stroke therapy

Stanford-led clinical trial shows broader benefits of acute-stroke therapy

In a multicenter study led by Stanford researchers, the number of stroke patients who died or required confinement to nursing homes was nearly cut in half, the biggest improvement seen in any stroke-related trial to date.

 
 
High-tech imaging could reveal mysteries of bone damage in kids with chronic disease
 

High-tech imaging could reveal mysteries of bone damage in kids with chronic disease

Mary Leonard, chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford, works to understand exactly how chronic diseases hurt children’s bone health.

 
Positive attitude toward math predicts math achievement in kids
 

Positive attitude toward math predicts math achievement in kids

A positive attitude toward math boosts the brain’s memory center and predicts math performance independent of factors such as a child’s IQ, a Stanford study has found.

 
Sleep quality improves with help of incontinence drug
 

Sleep quality improves with help of incontinence drug

A drug used to treat incontinence in women also shows promise in decreasing poor sleep, a new study from a Stanford researcher shows.

 
Weight flux alters molecular profile
 

Weight flux alters molecular profile

Stanford scientists have found links between changes in a person’s weight and shifts in their microbiome, immune system and cardiovascular system.

 
Protein analysis allows for treatment of eye-disease symptoms with existing drugs
 

Protein analysis allows for treatment of eye-disease symptoms with existing drugs

By identifying proteins abnormally expressed by patients with a rare eye disease, Stanford researchers were able to identify existing drugs that could be used to treat symptoms.

 
Medical school news office wins national awards

Medical school news office wins national awards

The Office of Communication & Public Affairs received seven awards in an annual contest sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Charles Chan, Mindie Nguyen, Abraham Verghese and others.


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