Tool for assessing neighborhood health wins international award
This mobile app, honored by the Center for Active Design, enables citizens to educate city planners about neighborhood impediments to healthy living.
5 Questions: Edward Sheen on his experience as a White House Fellow
In a recent interview, Edward Sheen shared his experience as a fellow, discussed his commitment to public service and offered advice to prospective applicants.
Symposium on how to teach medicine at the bedside set for Sept. 28-29
The event, “Stanford Medicine 25 Skills Symposium 2015: Building Leaders for the Bedside Movement at Your Institution,” is scheduled for Sept. 28-29.
Scientists find genetic signature enabling early, accurate sepsis diagnosis
Systemic inflammation after injuries or surgery can dramatically alter the activity of thousands of genes, but a new study shows that changes in just 11 of them are enough to detect the presence or absence of accompanying infection.
Blocking a metabolic pathway may shrink aggressive form of common kidney cancer
An aggressive form of kidney cancer subsides in mice when researchers block the metabolism of an amino acid called glutamine, a new study shows.
Paul Wise on the evaporation of child health policy in the U.S.
U.S. health policy has turned into cost-containment policy, spelling trouble for children and child health.
Ulcer-causing bacteria induces stomach stem cell growth in mice, researchers find
The findings could explain why H. pylori is a risk factor for gastric cancer, the researchers said.
Existing drug may treat the deadliest childhood brain tumor, Stanford-led study finds
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.
Globe-trotting neuroscientist studies how brain encodes spatial information
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.
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.
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