Gene may help us resist AIDS
Part of a gene variant present in some wild African chimps is nearly identical to a section of an analogous gene version found in HIV-infected humans who are uncharacteristically slow to progress to full-blown AIDS.
Researchers, patients should share health data
A key message from Stanford’s annual big data conference was that realizing the potential of precision health means sharing massive amounts of medical and behavioral data.
No safety threat at Stanford from July 2014 anthrax shipment
The vial of the substance is being analyzed to determine whether it contained very small quantities of live anthrax spores, but federal officials say the material is unlikely to pose any risk.
Tiny spheres of human cells mimic the brain, researchers say
Researchers have figured out how to create spheres of neuronal cells resembling the cerebral cortex, making functional human brain tissue available for the first time to study neuropsychiatric diseases such as autism and schizophrenia.
Adults harbor lots of risky autoreactive immune cells, study finds
Even though self-targeting immune cells remain prolific in adults’ bloodstreams, some kind of internal emergency brake seems to prevent them from triggering autoimmune disease — usually.