Receptors for opioids’ side effects identified
Stanford researchers said they have identified the receptors to which opioid drugs bind to produce tolerance and increased sensitivity to pain, as well as a commercially available drug that limited those side effects in mice.
Inflammatory link to heart disease, death
A chronic inflammatory process that occurs in some, but not all, older people may trigger cardiovascular problems, a new Stanford study shows. Part of the solution might be found in a cup of coffee.
Foretelling ill health
New research from Stanford shows that fitness monitors and other wearable biosensors can tell when an individual’s heart rate, skin temperature and other measures are abnormal, suggesting possible illness.
Fewer bone stem cells in diabetes impedes healing
Stanford researchers found that activating bone stem cells helps repair fractures in diabetic mice. Applying a protein to the fracture site increased the expression of key signaling proteins and enhanced healing in the animals.
Scientists’ plan for reproducibility
Nature Publishing Group has launched a new journal and its inaugural issue includes a “manifesto for reproducible science” co-authored by Stanford Medicine’s John Ioannidis.
Care delivery ‘black box’ of health economics
A physician and economist, Chan aims to shed light on why costs and patient outcomes can vary widely, even from one hospital to the next in the same city.
Caviar as a risk factor
Anders Huitfeldt, a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford, explored the ambiguity of a popular scientific term in an article published in the British Medical Journal.
Researcher loafs around
Fiona Strouts began baking bread as a hobby. Now, she sells her homemade loaves at the Portola Valley Farmers Market.
Therapy dogs take bite out of stress
A friendly group of dogs visited campus to help relax medical students before exams.
Heart health app updated
A new version of the free MyHeart Counts app is available. It now features graphical feedback, interventions and coaching.
Tech support gets ‘lean’
Ever since the IRT Help Desk established a lean process improvement team, help-ticket response times and customer satisfaction have been steadily improving.
How starfish larvae eat and run
Tiny starfish larvae employ a complex and previously unknown survival mechanism involving whorls of water that either bring food to them or speed them away to better feeding grounds.
Gene activity foretells autoimmune disease
Stanford researchers and their collaborators have found a way to tell whether patients with systemic sclerosis were improving during drug treatment a year before a standard clinical test could.
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