Small RNAs block tumor growth
Two short, “housekeeping” RNA molecules block cancer growth by binding to an important cancer-associated protein called KRAS. More than a quarter of all human cancers are missing these RNAs.
Viral genetic material aids human development
Genetic residue from ancient viral infections has been repurposed to play a vital role in acquiring pluripotency, the developmental state that allows a fertilized human egg to become all the cells in the body.
Spyros Andreopoulos, former news director, dies at 86
Spyros Andreopoulos advocated for transparency during his 30 years as director of Stanford Medicine’s news and public affairs office. He died Nov. 20.
Nine professors elected fellows of AAAS
Eight faculty members from the School of Medicine and one from the School of Humanities and Sciences have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Musician-turned-scientist develops drug for inflammatory bowel disease
Finding an alternative remedy for her ulcerative colitis set a Stanford musicology student on a new and unexpected career path as a scientist and entrepreneurial drug developer.
California vaccination exemptions tend to cluster in white, affluent communities
A new study may help public health officials come up with strategies for reaching out to parents who may be the most likely to avoid vaccinating their children.
Bioethics team creates online repository of advice on ethical research practices
Standardized ethics consultation templates will enable bioethicists to share best practices in a centralized, privacy-protected repository.
A "Well Designed Life" with Kyra Bobinet
In her new book,Well Designed Life: 10 Lessons in Brain Science & Design Thinking for a Mindful, Healthy, & Purposeful Life, Kyra Bobinet, MD, lays the groundwork for anyone to design the changes they want to see in their life.
Insulin-sensitizing drug relieves symptoms of chronic depression in some people
Pioglitazone, available generically for treating Type 2 diabetes, improved symptoms of long-term depression in patients also suffering from insulin resistance.
Study shows ethnicity does not predict type of end-of-life care patients want
Financial and communication barriers are prime roadblocks to quality end-of-life care for ethnic minorities with the least amount of education, according to a multilingual study.
Researchers receive outstanding investigator awards from National Cancer Institute
Steven Artandi, Laura Attardi and Amato Giaccia will receive up to $600,000 annually for seven years to study cancer processes.
Measuring immune cells before surgery may help predict recovery time
Blood drawn an hour before surgery and stimulated to produce an immune response revealed patterns that predict patient health outcomes.
For diabetes educator, work is personal
Anna Simos, who was diagnosed with diabetes at age 15, has devoted her career to the preventing the disease and caring for those who have it.
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