Inside Stanford Medicine View web version
Aug. 20, 2018
Vol. 10, No. 15
In apoptosis, cell death spreads through perpetuating waves

In apoptosis, cell death spreads through perpetuating waves

In a cell, death is akin to falling dominoes: One death-inducing molecule activates another, and so on, until the entire cell is shut down, a new Stanford study finds.

 
 
Common skin cancer can signal increased risk of other cancers
 

Common skin cancer can signal increased risk of other cancers

Frequent skin cancers due to mutations in genes responsible for repairing DNA are linked to a threefold risk of unrelated cancers, according to a Stanford study. The finding could help identify people for more vigilant screening.

 
Scientists tie specific brain circuit to sociability in mice
 

Scientists tie specific brain circuit to sociability in mice

Autism spectrum disorder is marked by severe social deficits. Stanford researchers were able to reverse those types of deficits in mice by activating a single brain circuit.

 
Hidden DNA sequences tied to schizophrenia, bipolar risk
 

Hidden DNA sequences tied to schizophrenia, bipolar risk

Repeated, human-specific DNA sequences are tied to an increased risk of psychiatric disorders, a Stanford study finds. It might be possible to treat the diseases with existing drugs.

 
5 Questions: Donna Zulman on engaging high-need patients in intensive outpatient programs
 

5 Questions: Donna Zulman on engaging high-need patients in intensive outpatient programs

Patient engagement requires creativity, trust building and flexibility from health care providers, especially when treating high-need patients, a new Stanford study says.

 
At Stanford, patient discovers the source of her headaches, nausea
 

At Stanford, patient discovers the source of her headaches, nausea

By the time she was 24, Rachel Hale was on her fourth diagnosis and had been on headache medication for years. Then she met with Ian Carroll, MD, a headache and orofacial pain specialist at Stanford.

 
Christopher Gardner busts myths about milk
 

Christopher Gardner busts myths about milk

Milk is a good source of calcium but isn’t necessarily the most critical factor for bone health, according to a Stanford researcher who recently discussed the facts and “facts” about milk.

 
Anesthesiologist and beloved teacher Kevin Malott dies at 49

Anesthesiologist and beloved teacher Kevin Malott dies at 49

Malott, who was honored as the favorite instructor of Stanford’s anesthesiology residents in 2014, enjoyed providing care for young children.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Nima Aghaeepour, Katherine Wang and others.


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