Tobacco merch promotes teen use
Many teens own e-cigarette samples, coupons or branded promotional items, and this makes them more likely to try the products, a Stanford study found.
U.S. reputation better after AIDS, malaria programs
Stanford researchers find favorability ratings of the United States increased in proportion to health aid, particularly after the implementation of AIDS relief and anti-malaria programs.
Immune cells cause osteoarthritis
Mast cells — infamous for secreting allergy-triggering chemicals — also secrete a cartilage-degrading enzyme. Blocking mast cell development, or the activity of the enzyme, protected mice from osteoarthritis in a Stanford study.
Pilot program for precision health
A Stanford clinical trial that provided proactive, personalized care to participants detected overlooked health conditions and risks.
Single protein impairs old mice’s memory
Impeding VCAM1, a protein that tethers circulating immune cells to blood vessel walls, enabled old mice to perform as well on memory and learning tests as young mice, a Stanford study found.
Revealing health through big data
Years-long tracking of individuals’ biology helped define what it meant for them to be healthy and showed how changes from the norm could signal disease, a Stanford-led study reports.
Powerful computational tool for molecular research
Stanford researchers have developed a computational platform for analyzing the molecular behavior of individual cells in tissue samples, opening the door for new discoveries, diagnostics and treatments.
Hypoxia hurts specific cells in developing brain
Low oxygen levels during brain development may cause particular cells to differentiate too soon, a Stanford-led study found.
Targeting cancer, sparing healthy cells
Stanford researchers have developed synthetic proteins that can rewire cancer cells in a lab dish by co-opting critical disease-associated pathways.
Bad bug holes up in tiny stomach glands
A study by Stanford researchers employed state-of-the-art visualization techniques to reveal how Helicobacter pylori, a potentially pathogenic bacterial species that infects half the people on Earth, establishes its niche in the stomach.
Leading in Precision Health
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