Inside Stanford Medicine View web version
Sept. 24, 2018
Vol. 10, No. 17
Progress, priorities, challenges are focus of State of Stanford Medicine

Progress, priorities, challenges are focus of State of Stanford Medicine

At this year’s State of Stanford Medicine event, the dean, hospital CEOs and a special guest shared their reflections on the strengths and challenges of the medical center today.

 
 
We are bombarded by thousands of diverse species and chemicals
 

We are bombarded by thousands of diverse species and chemicals

Stanford scientists have measured the human “exposome,” or the particulates, chemicals and microbes that individually swaddle us all, in unprecedented detail.

 
Inexpensive testing spurs next of kin to assess their own cancer risk
 

Inexpensive testing spurs next of kin to assess their own cancer risk

An online effort coupled with lower costs significantly increased the proportion of cancer patients’ relatives who chose to undergo genetic testing for cancer-associated mutations in Stanford study.

 
Study identifies stem cell that gives rise to new bone, cartilage in humans
 

Study identifies stem cell that gives rise to new bone, cartilage in humans

Identification of the human skeletal stem cell by Stanford scientists could pave the way for regenerative treatments for bone fractures, arthritis and joint injuries.

 
Study shows how head, neck positioning affects concussion risk
 

Study shows how head, neck positioning affects concussion risk

The way the head and neck are positioned during a head-on impact may significantly affect the risk of concussion, but tensed up neck muscles seem to offer far less protection, Stanford researchers found.

 
5 Questions: What families should know about concussions
 

5 Questions: What families should know about concussions

Angela Lumba-Brown, MD, co-director of the Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center, is the lead author of the newly published CDC Guidelines on the Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Children. In a recent interview, she explained what families should know about concussions.

 
New med school curriculum expands opportunities for research, learning

New med school curriculum expands opportunities for research, learning

A redesigned curriculum for Stanford medical students is now being fully implemented. It provides new courses, more flexibility and financial incentives for pursuing long-term research.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Marcella Alsan, Michael Greicius, Claudia Mueller, Greg Zaharchuk 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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