Zulman on engaging high-need patients
Patient engagement requires creativity, trust building and flexibility from health care providers, especially when treating high-need patients, a new Stanford study says.
Anesthesiologist Kevin Malott dies
Malott, who was honored as the favorite instructor of Stanford’s anesthesiology residents in 2014, enjoyed providing care for young children.
Cell death via trigger waves
In a cell, death is akin to falling dominoes: One death-inducing molecule activates another, and so on, until the entire cell is shut down, a new Stanford study finds.
Repeated DNA arrays can confer psychiatric risks
Repeated, human-specific DNA sequences are tied to an increased risk of psychiatric disorders, a Stanford study finds. It might be possible to treat the diseases with existing drugs.
Common skin cancer linked to other cancers
Frequent skin cancers due to mutations in genes responsible for repairing DNA are linked to a threefold risk of unrelated cancers, according to a Stanford study. The finding could help identify people for more vigilant screening.
Brain circuit tied to sociability
Autism spectrum disorder is marked by severe social deficits. Stanford researchers were able to reverse those types of deficits in mice by activating a single brain circuit.
$10 million pledge for bioscience students
The funds from the Blavatnik Family Foundation will provide permanent support for five students enrolled in the Stanford Biosciences.
Device helps kids with autism read looks
Wearing a device that identifies other people’s facial expressions can help children with autism develop better social skills, a Stanford pilot study has demonstrated.
How Biodesign technologies help patients
Stanford Biodesign trainees have developed new medical devices and diagnostics that have been used to help care for more than 1.5 million patients so far.
Toward a malaria vaccine for pregnant women
Prasanna Jagannathan said the $100,000 prize will allow his lab team to ramp up their research in Uganda.