Leslee Subak is new chair of ob/gyn
Subak, who earned her medical degree at Stanford, is an expert in urogynecology, particularly in researching and treating urinary incontinence in women.
Tumor rejection requires coordinated immune response
Effective anti-tumor activity requires a systemic, rather than only a local, immune response at the tumor site. A Stanford study may help clinicians pinpoint why only some cancer patients respond to immunotherapies.
GPS for tracking immune cells
In the culmination of a 10-year-long effort, researchers have demonstrated the first visualization of human immune cells as they track down brain tumor cells in living patients.
Toxic brain cells may drive neurologic disease
Astrocytes, star-shaped cells in the central nervous system, are essential to the survival and healthy function of brain neurons. But aberrant astrocytes may be driving neurodegenerative disorders.
Gay physicians may face challenges abroad
Being gay and working in global health presents a unique set of issues, as many countries treat homosexuality as a crime, punishable by prison or death.
Center for Digital Health opens at Stanford
The new Stanford center aims to advance the field of digital health by enabling collaborations between faculty and industry and offering educational opportunities.
Inflammatory link to heart disease, death
A chronic inflammatory process that occurs in some, but not all, older people may trigger cardiovascular problems, a new Stanford study shows. Part of the solution might be found in a cup of coffee.
Receptors for opioids’ side effects identified
Stanford researchers said they have identified the receptors to which opioid drugs bind to produce tolerance and increased sensitivity to pain, as well as a commercially available drug that limited those side effects in mice.
Foretelling ill health
New research from Stanford shows that fitness monitors and other wearable biosensors can tell when an individual’s heart rate, skin temperature and other measures are abnormal, suggesting possible illness.
Fewer bone stem cells in diabetes impedes healing
Stanford researchers found that activating bone stem cells helps repair fractures in diabetic mice. Applying a protein to the fracture site increased the expression of key signaling proteins and enhanced healing in the animals.