Inside Stanford Medicine View web version
Sept. 23, 2019
Vol. 11, No. 17
‘Wow, beautiful’: Community members glimpse new hospital at open house

‘Wow, beautiful’: Community members glimpse new hospital at open house

Visitors touring the new Stanford Hospital during a weekend open house said they were thrilled to see it and were grateful to know it’s there should they need it.

 
 
Stanford Medicine recognized by Vizient as a top performer in quality and safety for 2019
 

Stanford Medicine recognized by Vizient as a top performer in quality and safety for 2019

Stanford Medicine has been ranked in the top 10% among peer academic medical centers for both inpatient and outpatient care by Vizient Inc.

 
Achilles’ heel identified in several neurodegenerative diseases
 

Achilles’ heel identified in several neurodegenerative diseases

A Stanford research team has identified an oddball way brain cells spread inflammation in several neurodegenerative diseases — and an approach that could counter them all.

 
Mild head trauma can damage brain’s protective barrier, study finds
 

Mild head trauma can damage brain’s protective barrier, study finds

Researchers at Stanford and Trinity College in Dublin report preliminary evidence of damage to the brain’s protective barrier in adolescent and adult athletes even if they did not report a concussion.

 
Full circle: Former Packard Children’s patient returns as a resident
 

Full circle: Former Packard Children’s patient returns as a resident

Ryan Lion, who was treated for sepsis at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, has since returned to the hospital as a medical resident.

 
Brain tumors form synapses with healthy neurons, Stanford-led study finds
 

Brain tumors form synapses with healthy neurons, Stanford-led study finds

Tumors called high-grade gliomas wire themselves into the healthy brain, receiving and interpreting electrical signals from normal neurons, a Stanford study has found.

 
In human cells and mice, a cure for the common cold, Stanford-UCSF study reports

In human cells and mice, a cure for the common cold, Stanford-UCSF study reports

Disabling a single, apparently noncritical protein in cells may foil replication of the viruses that cause half of all common colds, polio and other diseases, according to researchers at Stanford and UCSF.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Steven Goodman, Heather Wakelee, Marius Wernig, Serena Yeung 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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