Inside Stanford Medicine View web version
Nov. 19, 2018
Vol. 10, No. 21
Variance in gut microbiome in Himalayan populations linked to dietary lifestyle

Variance in gut microbiome in Himalayan populations linked to dietary lifestyle

Researchers at Stanford and several other institutions have linked the gut ecosystems of four Himalayan groups to the extent of each group’s departure from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle.

 
 
Surgery, not antibiotics, should remain first-line treatment for appendicitis
 

Surgery, not antibiotics, should remain first-line treatment for appendicitis

Treating appendicitis with antibiotics alone is more costly and results in higher rates of hospital readmissions, Stanford researchers found.

 
The happy commute
 

The happy commute

Researcher is intent on creating digital interventions for use in the car, at home and at work that empower people to champion their own well-being.

 
For 7-year-old with failing bone marrow, a life-saving transplant
 

For 7-year-old with failing bone marrow, a life-saving transplant

Ikkei Takeuchi suffered from unexplained bone marrow failure. But with the help of his little brother and doctors at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, he’s on the road to recovery.

 
Ultrasound releases drug to alter activity in targeted brain areas in rats
 

Ultrasound releases drug to alter activity in targeted brain areas in rats

Stanford researchers used focused ultrasound to pry molecules of an anesthetic loose from nanoparticles. The drug’s release modified activity in brain regions targeted by the ultrasound beam.

 
Traditional chemotherapy superior to new alternative for oropharyngeal cancers
 

Traditional chemotherapy superior to new alternative for oropharyngeal cancers

Cisplatin chemotherapy can bring lasting adverse health effects, but a new, presumably less-toxic alternative is not as effective at promoting survival, according to a large, Stanford-led trial.

 
How AI could help veterinarians code their notes
 

How AI could help veterinarians code their notes

A team led by scientists at the School of Medicine has developed an algorithm that can read the typed-out notes from veterinarians and predict specific diseases that the animal may have.

 
Stanford Medicine magazine reports on ways digital technology is transforming health care

Stanford Medicine magazine reports on ways digital technology is transforming health care

Stanford Medicine is applying high-tech approaches to reshape medical research, training, diagnostics and treatment — without losing the essential human touch.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Thomas Anderson, Lisa Giocomo, David Stevenson and others.


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