Giocomo studies brain’s ‘GPS’
Lisa Giocomo always loved biology, but took a detour through medicine and psychology on her way to becoming a neurobiologist. She studies grid cells, the brain’s navigation system, to determine how the brain encodes spatial information.
Drug may help treat deadly brain tumor
A multicenter study has identified an FDA-approved medication that prolongs survival in mice with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a brain tumor that now lacks chemotherapy treatments.
Foreign antibodies fight cancer
A mouse’s T cells can be primed to attack and eliminate a malignant tumor by injecting antibodies from another mouse with resistance to the tumor, as well as by activating certain signaling cells, a study has found.
Implanted pump helps heart-failure patient graduate from high school
Doctors said 17-year-old Tovi Balliao was too sick to wait for a heart transplant. But now, a pump implanted in his heart has let him delay a transplant indefinitely.
Making biotechnology interactive with games, remote-control labs
Bioengineers have created games that allow people to interact with cells, as well as a robotic lab capable of carrying out remote-controlled experiments.
5 Questions: Thomas Weiser on improving access to surgical care worldwide
Thomas Weiser is part of an international group of scientific experts bringing attention to the extreme disparities in access to essential surgical care worldwide and calling for change.
Eben Rosenthal named medical director of Stanford Cancer Center
The otolaryngologist is arriving during the early stages of the Stanford Cancer Initiative, a five-year, multifaceted effort to transform the cancer patient’s experience.
Free symposium on heart-tissue engineering set for May 22
More than a dozen leaders in the field will speak on topics ranging from pluripotent stem cells for the treatment of severe heart failure to 3-D printing of extracellular matrices.
Jeffrey Goldberg to lead Stanford’s Department of Ophthalmology
Jeffrey Goldberg, who earned a doctorate and medical degree at Stanford, said he plans to leverage the university’s expertise in neuroscience, engineering and genetics to expand research in regenerative ophthalmology.
Physician in Nepal reports on post-quake conditions
Others from the Stanford Emergency Medicine Program for Emergency Response may join Paul Auerbach soon in the earthquake-ravaged country.
Five medical students named Howard Hughes Medical Institute research fellows
The HHMI Medical Research Fellows will receive one year of mentored, biomedical research training.
Scientists find way to monitor progress of stem cells after transplantation into brain
The ability to detect successful engraftment, integration and function of human cells implanted into the brain of a living animal could potentially speed stem-cell therapies’ path to clinical use.
Photovoltaic retinal implant could restore functional sight, researchers say
So far, the researchers have tested the device only in animals, but a clinical trial is planned next year in France.
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