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Oct. 8, 2018
Vol. 10, No. 18
New graduate students in biosciences welcomed with lab coats

New graduate students in biosciences welcomed with lab coats

Incoming graduate students in the biosciences at Stanford were welcomed Sept. 24 with white lab coats bestowed by the Stanford Medicine Alumni Association.

 
 
Stanford University statement on Measure F in Palo Alto
 

Stanford University statement on Measure F in Palo Alto

The university is opposing the ballot initiative because of the effect it would have on Stanford Health Care.

 
Height may be risk factor for varicose veins
 

Height may be risk factor for varicose veins

In the largest genetic study of varicose veins ever completed, Stanford researchers and their collaborators provide evidence that being tall is a risk factor for the condition.

 
Globe-trotting decision scientist seeks solutions to hepatitis B
 

Globe-trotting decision scientist seeks solutions to hepatitis B

Mehlika Toy merged her interests in infectious diseases and mathematics to forge a career in decision science. She builds models to estimate the impact of clinical interventions to inform health policy.

 
Genetics of cholesterol point to possible drug targets for heart disease, diabetes
 

Genetics of cholesterol point to possible drug targets for heart disease, diabetes

Genetic data from nearly 300,000 patients has helped scientists find new potential drug targets for heart disease and diabetes, while shedding more light on the genetics of cholesterol, according to a new study.

 
Steven Artandi tapped to lead Stanford Cancer Institute
 

Steven Artandi tapped to lead Stanford Cancer Institute

A cancer biologist, Artandi studies the role of telomerase in stem cells and cancer. He replaces outgoing director Beverly Mitchell.

 
Pond-dwelling microbes swim in polygons to avoid increased light
 

Pond-dwelling microbes swim in polygons to avoid increased light

A bioengineering lab has found that Euglena, a microscopic organism that has been studied for hundreds of years, swims in precise polygons when exposed to increased light intensity.

 
Q&A: Measure F and Stanford Health Care

Q&A: Measure F and Stanford Health Care

An initiative on the November ballot in the City of Palo Alto would significantly affect the delivery of health care within the city, including at Stanford Health Care. Three university leaders discuss the issues behind the initiative and the impacts they foresee.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Yiyin Chen, Michelle Monje, Matthew Wheeler and others.


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