Inside Stanford Medicine View web version
Oct. 7, 2019
Vol. 11, No. 18
Donning lab coats, new graduate students embark on bioscience studies

Donning lab coats, new graduate students embark on bioscience studies

During a ceremony at the Li Ka Shing Center, first-year doctoral students marked the beginning of their graduate careers by donning white lab coats and taking an oath of integrity.

 
 
Teens sleep 43 more minutes per night after combo of two treatments
 

Teens sleep 43 more minutes per night after combo of two treatments

Stanford researchers increased how long teens slept with light therapy, used to reset their circadian clocks, combined with cognitive behavioral therapy to motivate them to go to bed earlier.

 
Drug combo lengthens lifespan of women with common breast cancer
 

Drug combo lengthens lifespan of women with common breast cancer

The results of a phase-3 clinical trial led by a Stanford researcher showed that two targeted treatments can extend the lifespan and delay the need for chemotherapy in women with a common type of metastatic breast cancer.

 
Cause of rare but deadly neurological disease identified
 

Cause of rare but deadly neurological disease identified

A drug may help children with Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease, a deadly neurological disorder, according to a study by researchers at Stanford, UCSF and Cambridge.

 
Tanning salons cluster in gay neighborhoods in large U.S. cities, study finds
 

Tanning salons cluster in gay neighborhoods in large U.S. cities, study finds

Neighborhoods with more gay and bisexual men are twice as likely to have indoor tanning salons, Stanford researchers have found. Further research is needed to learn whether the industry specifically targets this population.

 
Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare receives certification as primary stroke center
 

Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare receives certification as primary stroke center

The hospital’s stroke program can now provide swift service to residents of Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore, who previously had to be transported elsewhere after suffering a stroke.

 
Scientists uncover genetic similarities among species that use sound to navigate
 

Scientists uncover genetic similarities among species that use sound to navigate

Evolutionary adaptations like echolocation that are shared by unrelated species arose in part due to identical, independently acquired genetic changes, according to a new Stanford study of whole genome sequences.

 
$4.75 million awarded to scientists for high-risk, high-reward research

$4.75 million awarded to scientists for high-risk, high-reward research

Jin Hyung Lee will receive $3.5 million to study the use of innovative technology to analyze brain circuitry, and Corey Keller will receive $1.25 million to fund work into brain stimulation treatments for mental illness.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Serena Hu, Matthew Porteus, Michelle Monje and others.


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