Inside Stanford Medicine View web version
April 8, 2019
Vol. 11, No. 7
Bacteria partners with virus to cause chronic wounds

Bacteria partners with virus to cause chronic wounds

A virus that infects a dangerous bacteria helps it thrive in wounds, according to a study by Stanford researchers. But a vaccine against the virus dramatically cuts the bacteria’s infectivity.

 
 
Blocking protein’s activity restores cognition in old mice
 

Blocking protein’s activity restores cognition in old mice

Brain cells called microglia serve as the brain’s garbage crew, scarfing up bits of cellular debris. But their underperformance in aging brains contributes to neurodegeneration. Now, a possible workaround?…

 
Starting colorectal cancer screening at 45 would avert deaths, but testing older adults would do more
 

Starting colorectal cancer screening at 45 would avert deaths, but testing older adults would do more

A Stanford-led study found that increasing the participation of older adults in colorectal cancer screening would help prevent more deaths than expanding testing to people in their 40s.

 
‘Free lunch’ warps inner spatial map in rat brains and, by implication, human brains
 

‘Free lunch’ warps inner spatial map in rat brains and, by implication, human brains

The brain creates spatial maps to help animals, including humans, navigate through different environments. But even in the same environment, Stanford scientists have shown, the promise of a reward redraws the map.

 
Biology may make certain PTSD patients unresponsive to behavioral therapy
 

Biology may make certain PTSD patients unresponsive to behavioral therapy

Clinicians may be able to determine whether people with post-traumatic stress disorder will respond to psychotherapy by analyzing a key brain network and memory, according to Stanford researchers.

 
Researchers outline possible role of a deep brain structure in concussion
 

Researchers outline possible role of a deep brain structure in concussion

Through a combination of biometric tracking, simulated modeling and medical imaging, Stanford researchers have detailed how hits to the side of the head may cause concussion.

 
Hitting pain’s off switch

Hitting pain’s off switch

A Stanford anesthesiologist is on a quest to help her patients escape chronic and debilitating pain.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Gozde Durmus, Aaron Gitler, Carolyn Rodriguez and others.


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