Microchip could speed diabetes diagnoses
Researchers have invented a cheap, portable, microchip-based test for diagnosing type-1 diabetes that could speed up diagnosis and enable studies of how the disease develops.
Cells’ protective DNA linked to size of brain region vital for memory
Researchers at Stanford and UCSF have found a link between hippocampal volume in humans and the length leukocyte telomeres, the protective caps at the ends of white blood cells.
Organ-shortage crisis will be focus of July 28 Stanford Health Policy forum
Three experts will discuss ways to address the growing shortage of life-saving organs at the Stanford Health Policy forum on July 28.
Researchers create tool to help unravel secrets of cancer
Using novel methods, scientists have identified biological signatures in cancer cells that can be traced back to the original cancer gene.
Scholars receive Spectrum clinical research training awards
Ten Stanford scholars have been accepted into programs designed to advance their careers as clinical and translational researchers.
Menon, Roncarolo appointed to endowed professorships
Vinod Menon has been named the Rachael L. and Walter F. Nichols, MD, Professor, and Maria Grazia Roncarolo has been named the George D. Smith Professorship in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine.
$57 million helps fund new bioengineering, chemical engineering center
Stanford trustee Kavitark Shriram and his wife, Vidjealatchoumy Shriram, have provided $57 million to support a new bioengineering and chemical engineering center, which has been named for them.
Acute liver failure in kids may be caused by immune system dysfunction
Prompt liver biopsies and immune-suppressing treatment could promote healing and prevent liver transplants in many children affected by acute liver failure.
Lack of exercise, not diet, linked to rise in obesity, Stanford research shows
An examination of national health survey results suggests that inactivity, rather than higher calorie intake, could be driving the surge in obesity.
5 Questions: Sanjay Basu on preventing chronic illness in developing nations
Rosenkranz prize winner Sanjay Basu uses mathematical models, statistics and data analysis to battle chronic disease in the developing world.
Stanford given $7.2 million grant to join Undiagnosed Diseases Network
Six U.S. centers, including Stanford, will join NIH efforts to conduct in-depth diagnostic evaluations and develop possible treatments for patients with rare, unidentified diseases.