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Feb. 11, 2019
Vol. 11, No. 3
Common opioids less effective for patients on SSRI antidepressants

Common opioids less effective for patients on SSRI antidepressants

Patients taking antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors do not respond well to hydrocodone, such as Vicodin, Stanford researchers report.

 
 
Male mice hard-wired to recognize sex of other mice
 

Male mice hard-wired to recognize sex of other mice

The discovery, by Stanford researchers, of neurons that drive mice’s innate ability to identify the sex of other mice highlights the importance of biological influences on sex-specific behaviors.

 
Set of genes predicts severity of dengue
 

Set of genes predicts severity of dengue

Stanford researchers have identified 20 genes that can predict an individual’s likelihood of developing a severe form of dengue fever with about 80 percent accuracy.

 
Scientists identify reversible molecular defect underlying rheumatoid arthritis
 

Scientists identify reversible molecular defect underlying rheumatoid arthritis

In rheumatoid arthritis, immune cells called helper T cells behave differently from their counterparts in healthy cells and in other autoimmune diseases. Stanford scientists have learned why.

 
Antibody could increase cure rate for blood, immune disorders
 

Antibody could increase cure rate for blood, immune disorders

An antibody to a protein on blood-forming stem cells may allow bone marrow transplants without the need for chemotherapy and radiation, according to a Stanford study.

 
5 Questions: Robert Jackler says Juul spurs ‘nicotine arms race’
 

5 Questions: Robert Jackler says Juul spurs ‘nicotine arms race’

In this Q&A, Robert Jackler, a professor who has studied the rapid rise of e-cigarettes among youth, discussed the impact of Juul, a high-nicotine vaping device.

 
Packard nurse aims to advance patient care through research

Packard nurse aims to advance patient care through research

A nurse-scientist at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has discovered a passion for science, and advocates for bringing the nursing perspective into clinical research.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Nidhi Bhutani, Paul Yock and others.


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