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April 22, 2019
Vol. 11, No. 8
Ovarian cancer patients undertested for mutations that could guide clinical care

Ovarian cancer patients undertested for mutations that could guide clinical care

A large study of women with breast and ovarian cancer has revealed significant gaps between national guidelines for genetic testing and actual testing practices, according to researchers from Stanford and five other institutions.

 
 
Scientists use CRISPR for possible 'bubble boy' therapy
 

Scientists use CRISPR for possible 'bubble boy' therapy

In preclinical trials, Stanford scientists and their collaborators harnessed the gene-editing system CRISPR-Cas9 to replace the mutated gene underpinning the devastating immune disease.

 
Drug reduces risk of kidney failure in people with diabetes, study finds
 

Drug reduces risk of kidney failure in people with diabetes, study finds

Canagliflozin, a drug approved to lower glucose levels in diabetic patients, can slow the progression of kidney disease, according to a study co-authored by a Stanford Medicine researcher.

 
Stanford scientists help parse molecular changes in astronauts
 

Stanford scientists help parse molecular changes in astronauts

Stanford scientists and their collaborators found markers of immune-related stress and other molecular changes in the body of NASA astronaut Scott Kelly.

 
Some viruses help protect harmful bacteria in CF patients
 

Some viruses help protect harmful bacteria in CF patients

Some viruses sequester antibiotics in the lungs of CF patients, possibly helping drug-resistant bacterial infections develop in the face of large antibiotic doses, a Stanford-led study has shown.

 
AI identifies risk of cholesterol-raising genetic disease
 

AI identifies risk of cholesterol-raising genetic disease

Stanford scientists and their collaborators have devised an algorithm to predict the risk of a disease that, untreated, can lead to heart attack or stroke.

 
A better brick

A better brick

A team of researchers tackling pollution caused by brick production in Bangladesh is working with kiln owners to switch to cleaner technology.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Nicholas Giori, Michael Snyder and others.


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