Inside Stanford Medicine View web version
May 20, 2019
Vol. 11, No. 10
Stanford Medicine pilot program uses data-driven, integrated team approach to predict, prevent disease

Stanford Medicine pilot program uses data-driven, integrated team approach to predict, prevent disease

A Stanford clinical trial that provided proactive, personalized care to participants detected overlooked health conditions and risks.

 
 
Blocking protein curbs memory loss in old mice
 

Blocking protein curbs memory loss in old mice

Impeding VCAM1, a protein that tethers circulating immune cells to blood vessel walls, enabled old mice to perform as well on memory and learning tests as young mice, a Stanford study found.

 
Study shows how big data can be used for personal health
 

Study shows how big data can be used for personal health

Years-long tracking of individuals’ biology helped define what it meant for them to be healthy and showed how changes from the norm could signal disease, a Stanford-led study reports.

 
Mast cells crucial to causing osteoarthritis
 

Mast cells crucial to causing osteoarthritis

Mast cells — infamous for secreting allergy-triggering chemicals — also secrete a cartilage-degrading enzyme. Blocking mast cell development, or the activity of the enzyme, protected mice from osteoarthritis in a Stanford study.

 
Tobacco and e-cig promotions spark teens’ use of nicotine products
 

Tobacco and e-cig promotions spark teens’ use of nicotine products

Many teens own e-cigarette samples, coupons or branded promotional items, and this makes them more likely to try the products, a Stanford study found.

 
Foreign aid for public health bolsters America’s ‘soft power’
 

Foreign aid for public health bolsters America’s ‘soft power’

Stanford researchers find favorability ratings of the United States increased in proportion to health aid, particularly after the implementation of AIDS relief and anti-malaria programs.

 
Brain surgeons turn to basic science to fight childhood brain cancer

Brain surgeons turn to basic science to fight childhood brain cancer

In 2012, a pair of neurosurgery residents traded their scrubs for lab coats in an effort to understand, at the most basic level, what causes medulloblastoma, the most common pediatric brain cancer.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Rania Awaad, Donald Frush, Saul Rosenberg and others.


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