Faulty protein transport associated with ALS
A mutation linked to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis interferes with the transport of proteins in and out of a cell’s nucleus. Targeting this pathway with drugs or therapies may one day help patients with neurodegenerative disease.
New medical students discuss ethical challenges
During orientation, Stanford’s new class of medical students met with deans to pause and reflect on the meaning of pledging their lives to the compassionate care of patients and the challenges involved in achieving that goal.
Interacting in Spanish in the clinic
A study has found higher rates of patient satisfaction among Hispanic, Spanish-speaking families that are able to discuss their children’s surgical care in their native language.
Charlotte Jacobs on 'Jonas Salk: A Life'
Physician-author Charlotte Jacobs, MD, professor emerita of medicine at Stanford, spent the past decade digging through archives, conducting over a hundred interviews and reading countless first-hand accounts and period news to write her latest biography.
Spectrum accepting grant proposals; deadline Sept. 30
Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to projects ranging from medical technologies to therapeutics to community engagement.
New clinical trial agreements expedite contract negotiations
The adoption of standardized clinical trial and confidentiality agreements will help reduce the time it takes to get sponsored clinical studies up and running.