Inside Stanford Medicine View web version
Sept. 9, 2019
Vol. 11, No. 16
Students from far and near begin medical studies at Stanford

Students from far and near begin medical studies at Stanford

New Stanford medical and physician assistant students put on white coats and received new stethoscopes at ceremonies marking the start of their programs.

 
 
People’s response to flu vaccine influenced by gut microbes
 

People’s response to flu vaccine influenced by gut microbes

Decimating levels of intestinal bacteria with antibiotics reduced the immune system’s responsiveness to a seasonal influenza vaccination, a Stanford-led study found.

 
Inflammation triggers silent mutation to cause deadly lung disease
 

Inflammation triggers silent mutation to cause deadly lung disease

A simple viral infection in the lungs of rats can become a lethal form of pulmonary hypertension if a common mutation is present, new Stanford research shows.

 
Researchers enhance neuron recovery in rats after blood flow stalls
 

Researchers enhance neuron recovery in rats after blood flow stalls

Stanford researchers blocked a molecule to help restore neurons in rats in which the flow of fresh blood to the brain was reduced. The approach could lead to new treatments for people who have suffered a stroke or cardiac arrest.

 
5 Questions: Tina Hernandez-Boussard on using ‘real-world data’ to inform clinical care
 

5 Questions: Tina Hernandez-Boussard on using ‘real-world data’ to inform clinical care

In an interview, computational biologist Tina Hernandez-Boussard discusses analyzing the value of electronic health records as a source of information in the clinic.

 
Stanford to help develop of coordinating hub for biomedical ethics
 

Stanford to help develop of coordinating hub for biomedical ethics

The new center, funded by a $7.1 million award from the National Human Genome Research Institute, will collect and share research on the ethical, legal and social implications of genomics.

 
Stem cell researcher Irving Weissman awarded Albany Prize
 

Stem cell researcher Irving Weissman awarded Albany Prize

Weissman and Johns Hopkins’ Bert Vogelstein will share the 2019 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research for discoveries in stem cell and cancer biology.

 
Stanford Medicine magazine spotlights initiatives that add value to health care

Stanford Medicine magazine spotlights initiatives that add value to health care

The new issue of Stanford Medicine magazine highlights tools and wellness initiatives at Stanford that are aimed at adding value to health care and addressing the individual needs of patients.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Christopher Almond, Catherine Curtin, Robbie Majzner, Katherine Travis 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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