Sleep gene linked to heart failure
Researchers have identified a previously unknown association between heart function and the narcolepsy-linked orexin receptor pathway, a finding that could provide a promising direction for treatment research.
Viral genetic material aids human development
Genetic residue from ancient viral infections has been repurposed to play a vital role in acquiring pluripotency, the developmental state that allows a fertilized human egg to become all the cells in the body.
Small RNAs block tumor growth
Two short, “housekeeping” RNA molecules block cancer growth by binding to an important cancer-associated protein called KRAS. More than a quarter of all human cancers are missing these RNAs.
Stanford radiologists investigate woman who died in Egypt more than 3,000 years ago
A San Francisco museum brought an ancient mummy to the School of Medicine for a set of CT scans to learn more about the person beneath the bandages.
Spyros Andreopoulos, former head of Stanford Medicine’s news and public affairs office, dies at 86
Spyros Andreopoulos advocated for transparency during his 30 years as director of Stanford Medicine’s news and public affairs office. He died Nov. 20.
Nine professors elected fellows of AAAS
Eight faculty members from the School of Medicine and one from the School of Humanities and Sciences have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.