Antibody effective against brain tumors
Antibodies against the CD47 “don’t eat me” signal were shown in in mice to be a safe and effective way to target five kinds of pediatric brain tumors, according to Stanford researchers.
Medicine X|ED set for April 22-23
In its first year as a stand-alone conference, Stanford Medicine X|ED will focus on how to increase diversity among health care workers and design new tools for their education.
Psychiatrist advises teen-suicide drama
Rona Hu helped adapt a popular young-adult novel, Thirteen Reasons Why, into a Netflix series that aims to depict teen suicide without romanticizing it.
Adelsheim on CDC’s youth suicide report
The recent federal report on suicides among youth in Santa Clara County will inform how the community continues to support mental health for young people, said Stanford psychiatrist Steven Adelsheim.
Team places third in data analysis contest
The Stanford-led team used the data to develop and validate a clinical decision score that identifies patients likely to experience benefits when undergoing intensive blood pressure treatment.
Automating biology experiments with Legos
Modern biology labs often use robotic assemblies to drop precise amounts of fluids into experimental containers. Now, researchers have shown how to adapt a Lego robotics kit to do this for much less money.
Brainlike computers come of age
Conventional computer chips aren’t up to the challenges posed by next-generation autonomous drones and medical implants. Now, Kwabena Boahen has laid out a way forward, using ideas built in to our brains.
3-D bladder reconstruction
Researchers used advanced computer imaging technology to create a three-dimensional computer reconstruction of a patient’s bladder. The technique, which works on any hollow organ, could help doctors locate tumors or other disorders and prepare for surgery.
Initial hospital costs of gun injuries $6.6 billion
Stanford researchers report that the $6.6 billion figure is just the tip of the iceberg: It does not include costs of emergency room visits or hospital readmissions.
Patients blinded by treatment touted as ‘trial’
After three patients were blinded following a treatment marketed as a stem cell clinical trial, Stanford ophthalmologist Jeffrey Goldberg calls for increased patient education and regulation.
Aftermath of Edwards Building fire
A March 11 fire on the third floor of the Edwards Building resulted in water damage to the north wing. School officials are working on plans to temporarily relocate affected faculty and staff.
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