Unique tags identify individual yeast families
A technique developed by Stanford researchers has implications for understanding how cancer cells evolve as a tumor grows or how a virus spreads and changes during an infection.
Molecule as cancer protection
Scientists have shown that small molecules can “hijack” enzyme function in mice, suggesting a possible preventive mechanism for alcohol-related cancers in an at-risk population.
Nano-spies force tumors to reveal themselves
Tiny DNA rings, carrying instructions for making a blood-detectable biomarker, can enter both healthy cells and cancer cells. But only cancer cells follow the recipe to make the biomarker.
Cochlear implants give boy with Down syndrome new lease on life
Born profoundly deaf, Joshua Copen, 5, has learned to talk and hear with the help of cochlear implants, which many doctors would consider an unconventional approach for a child with Down syndrome.
Mary Hawn, surgeon who researches quality and clinical effectiveness, to head Stanford’s Department of Surgery
Mary Hawn, who starts at Stanford on July 1, is currently director of gastrointestinal surgery and vice chair for quality and clinical effectiveness at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Honing the art of observation, and observing art
A new medical school course brings students to the Cantor Arts Center and Anderson Collection to practice close observation of art, and then learn how to translate those skills to a clinical setting.