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May 6, 2019
Vol. 11, No. 9
Biomarker for chronic fatigue syndrome identified

Biomarker for chronic fatigue syndrome identified

Stanford scientists devised a blood-based test that accurately identified people with chronic fatigue syndrome, a new study reports.

 
 
Hormone reduces social impairment in kids with autism
 

Hormone reduces social impairment in kids with autism

In a Stanford study of 30 children with autism, intranasal vasopressin improved social skills more than a placebo, suggesting that the hormone may treat core features of the disorder.

 
New research could lead to lifetime flu vaccine
 

New research could lead to lifetime flu vaccine

Another year, another flu vaccine, because so far scientists haven’t managed to make a vaccine that protects against all strains of flu. A new approach could end that ritual and protect against deadly pandemic flu.

 
Reservoir bugs: Study shows why stomach pathogen is so tough to eradicate
 

Reservoir bugs: Study shows why stomach pathogen is so tough to eradicate

A study by Stanford researchers employed state-of-the-art visualization techniques to reveal how Helicobacter pylori, a potentially pathogenic bacterial species that infects half the people on Earth, establishes its niche in the stomach.

 
Synthetic biology used to target cancer cells while sparing healthy tissue
 

Synthetic biology used to target cancer cells while sparing healthy tissue

Stanford researchers have developed synthetic proteins that can rewire cancer cells in a lab dish by co-opting critical disease-associated pathways.

 
5 Questions: Looking for solutions to physician burnout in other professions
 

5 Questions: Looking for solutions to physician burnout in other professions

Rachel Schwartz discusses a study in which Stanford Presence 5 researchers interviewed people in non-medical professions to see how they and their organizations foster professional wellness on the job.

 
New research links brain injury from low oxygen to specific cells
 

New research links brain injury from low oxygen to specific cells

Low oxygen levels during brain development may cause particular cells to differentiate too soon, a Stanford-led study found.

 
Breadth of student research showcased at annual symposium

Breadth of student research showcased at annual symposium

Sixty medical students presented a broad array of projects at this year’s medical student research symposium.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Marcella Alsan, Aida Habtezion, Rob Tibshirani and others.


Inside Stanford Medicine is a twice-monthly newspaper that reports on the accomplishments and activities of the faculty, staff and students in the Stanford Medicine community. To suggest a story or to get more information, contact editor John Sanford at (650) 723-8309 or jsanford@stanford.edu.

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