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Altered immune cells attack brain tumor
In mice, a fatal brainstem tumor was cleared by injecting it with engineered T cells that recognized the cancer and targeted it for destruction. The Stanford discovery is moving to human trials.
Fitness lowers genetic risk of heart disease
In an observational study of almost a half-million participants, Stanford researchers discovered an association between high fitness levels and low heart disease, even among those at genetic risk.
Tobacco products sold on Facebook
Several Facebook policies bar tobacco sales and promotion on the platform, but Stanford researchers found brands and vendors marketing their products through unpaid content.
How liver regenerates itself
A subset of liver cells with high levels of telomerase renews the organ during normal cell turnover and after injury, according to Stanford researchers. The cells may also give rise to liver cancer.
Stress hormone timing controls weight gain
A circadian code controls the switch that produces fat cells, according to a new study by Stanford researchers.
Yeast made to produce cough suppressant
The only source of noscapine, a cough suppressant with potential anti-cancer properties, is opium poppies. Yet Stanford bioengineers have found a new way of producing the drug: reconstructing its biosynthetic pathway in yeast.
Neuroscientist Eric Shooter dies
A pioneering protein chemist at Stanford, Shooter parsed the physiological roles of key brain growth factors. He also hired and nurtured young faculty who would become highly successful scientists.
Mysterious skeleton reveals details of bone diseases
The strange skeletal remains of a fetus discovered in Chile have turned up new insights into the genetics of some bone diseases, according to a new study from researchers at Stanford and UCSF.
Protein clumps affect neural stem cells
Young, resting neural stem cells have large protein clumps often associated with neurodegeneration. As stem cells age, the aggregates inhibit their ability to make new neurons, Stanford researchers say.
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