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July 15, 2019
Vol. 11, No. 13
Sports playbook helps doctors predict cancer patient outcomes

Sports playbook helps doctors predict cancer patient outcomes

Using in-game win probability techniques, Stanford researchers devised a way to better predict a cancer patient’s outcome at any point during treatment. The approach could also inform treatment decisions.

 
 
Scientists shrink stroke damage in mice by calming immune cells outside brain
 

Scientists shrink stroke damage in mice by calming immune cells outside brain

Instead of trying to fix stroke-damaged nerve cells, Stanford scientists took aim at a set of first-responder immune cells that live outside the brain but rush to the site of a stroke. It worked.

 
Neural sleep patterns emerged at least 450 million years ago
 

Neural sleep patterns emerged at least 450 million years ago

Researchers have found that brain patterns in sleeping zebrafish are similar to those of land vertebrates, suggesting that such sleep signatures developed before aquatic and land animals diverged.

 
U.S. foreign policy restricting abortion funding results in more abortions
 

U.S. foreign policy restricting abortion funding results in more abortions

A U.S. foreign policy opposing abortion has resulted in less funding for family planning and birth control, leading to more unwanted pregnancies, a Stanford study found.

 
Gene networks reveal transition from healthy to failing heart
 

Gene networks reveal transition from healthy to failing heart

A Stanford-led research team has mapped out a network of gene activity before and after heart failure to better understand how heart health declines.

 
Discovery in mice points to potential treatment for vestibular disorders
 

Discovery in mice points to potential treatment for vestibular disorders

Researchers at Stanford have found a way to regenerate hair cells in the vestibular system of the mouse ear, with implications for treating dizziness.

 
Christopher Dawes, former CEO of Packard Children’s Hospital, dies at 68

Christopher Dawes, former CEO of Packard Children’s Hospital, dies at 68

Under Dawes’ leadership, Packard Children’s Hospital transformed from a hospital for the community into one serving children and pregnant women nationwide.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Cristina Alvira, Pervez Sultan and others.


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