Dynamic predictions help patients
Using in-game win probability techniques, Stanford researchers devised a way to better predict a cancer patient’s outcome at any point during treatment. The approach could also inform treatment decisions.
Immune cells speed aging brains’ demise
Stanford researchers have found intrusive immune cells in a place in the brains of humans and older mice where new nerve cells are born. The intruders appear to impair nerve cell generation.
Calming immune cells to treat stroke in mice
Instead of trying to fix stroke-damaged nerve cells, Stanford scientists took aim at a set of first-responder immune cells that live outside the brain but rush to the site of a stroke. It worked.
Gene networks and heart failure
A Stanford-led research team has mapped out a network of gene activity before and after heart failure to better understand how heart health declines.
Colorectal cancers often metastasize early
Colorectal cancers often spread before the initial tumor is detected, according to a new Stanford study. Identifying patients in whom early metastasis is likely could better guide treatment decisions.
Looking at cause of enlarged prostates
Stanford scientists have identified a genetic signature that signals enlarged prostate tissue. The discovery has helped them find possible drivers of the condition.
Overcoming transplant rejection in mice
If the antibody treatment is eventually found to be viable in humans, it could increase the numbers of people who benefit from hematopoietic stem transplants, Stanford researchers said.
Spring magazine issue focuses on discovery
The new issue of Stanford Medicine magazine highlights fundamental research at Stanford and the many ways in which scientists are exploring the science of life.
Medical marijuana does not reduce opioid deaths
Revisiting a 2014 study that suggested states with medical marijuana saw fewer opioid deaths, Stanford researchers in fact found no connection between marijuana availability and fatal opioid overdoses.
Effects of smoke from wildfire vs. controlled burn
Immune markers and pollutant levels in the blood indicate wildfire smoke may be more harmful to children’s health than smoke from a controlled burn, Stanford researchers found.
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