Evidence narcolepsy a 'hit-and-run' disease
A swine flu vaccine may have caused rare cases of narcolepsy by stimulating antibodies to attack brain cells that help regulate sleep.
For teens, anti-smoking message incomplete
Adolescents get clear messages about the harms of smoking cigarettes, but they receive conflicting or sparse information about marijuana and e-cigarettes, a study finds.
How neurons control muscle movement
New research involving people diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease sheds light on how individual neurons control muscle movement in humans — and could help in the development of better brain-controlled prosthetic devices.
5 Questions: James Lock on guidelines for treating teens’ eating disorders
James Lock, co-author of the first set of guidelines for treating adolescents with eating disorders, discusses why evidence-based therapies for these common and serious conditions are so important.
Stanford-based Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center to be launched
A new Stanford-based center will receive nearly $7.3 million in funding over a five-year period to conduct interdisciplinary research on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
Getting under the skin of others
Actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith discusses her relationship to her own skin and how as a writer and actor she gets under the skin of her characters.