Inside Stanford Medicine View web version
Oct. 22, 2018
Vol. 10, No. 19
Physicians battle pediatric diseases of ear, nose, throat in Zimbabwe

Physicians battle pediatric diseases of ear, nose, throat in Zimbabwe

Stanford’s Peter Koltai is participating in an effort to advance much-needed ENT care for children in Zimbabwe.

 
 
Juul e-cigarettes pose addiction risk for young users
 

Juul e-cigarettes pose addiction risk for young users

Teens are struggling to recognize the addictive potential of Juul e-cigarettes, a product that appeals to youth, according to a team of Stanford researchers.

 
Upward of 100 patients with undiagnosed diseases find answers
 

Upward of 100 patients with undiagnosed diseases find answers

A network of doctors that aims to diagnose mystery diseases has named 31 newly identified conditions and diagnosed more than 100 previously unsolved cases, according to a new study.

 
Anti-inflammatory drug effective for treating lymphedema symptoms
 

Anti-inflammatory drug effective for treating lymphedema symptoms

Two early-stage clinical trials led by Stanford researchers have shown that ketoprofen can improve skin damage in patients with lymphedema.

 
Researchers modify CRISPR to reorganize genome
 

Researchers modify CRISPR to reorganize genome

Using a new variation of gene-editing technology CRISPR, Stanford scientists were able to change the spatial organization of DNA in cell nuclei and show how physical relocation altered cell function.

 
Researchers reveal new mechanism for how animal cells stay intact
 

Researchers reveal new mechanism for how animal cells stay intact

Watching the movement of every cell in an adult animal all at once, the Prakash lab discovered ultra-fast cellular contractions. This research suggests a new role for cellular contractions in tissue cohesion.

 
Concussion researchers study head motion in high school football hits

Concussion researchers study head motion in high school football hits

Three Bay Area high school football teams have been outfitted with mouthguards that measure head motion. Stanford scientists hope to use the data to better understand what causes concussions.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Shirit Einav, Odette Harris, Ansuman Satpathy and others.


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