Combating bladder cancer with approved drug
A drug that activates targets of the hedgehog signaling pathway, which is lost when bladder cancer invades, could prevent the progression of the disease in humans. Clinical trials are planned.
With drug, mouse brains form new connections
If the discovery works in people, it has the potential to help adults recover from stroke and forms of blindness, and to prevent the loss of connections in Alzheimer's disease.
Not your mother’s ultrasound
As ultrasound technology has advanced, it has become an increasingly valuable tool for diagnosing and treating many types of injuries and medical conditions. On Oct. 18, hundreds of medical students will come to Stanford to learn how to use it.
Efforts to refine tools for recording brain activity get $1 million boost
The grant was part of $46 million handed out by the National Institutes of Health to support the goals of its BRAIN Initiative.
'Big ideas' in neuroscience take on stroke, addiction and more
An exercise inspires faculty to think broadly about the intersections of neuroscience with society, engineering, medicine and other fields.
Stem cells' rapid response due to short-lived RNA messages
Stem cells stay developmentally nimble by actively targeting key RNA messages for destruction. Researchers say this 'anti-epigenetics' works to ensure the transience of genetic information.