Possible ‘bubble boy’ disease therapy
In preclinical trials, Stanford scientists and their collaborators harnessed the gene-editing system CRISPR-Cas9 to replace the mutated gene underpinning the devastating immune disease.
Ovarian cancer mutations undertested
A large study of women with breast and ovarian cancer has revealed significant gaps between national guidelines for genetic testing and actual testing practices, according to researchers from Stanford and five other institutions.
Surgeon Ralph Greco dies at 76
A leader of Stanford’s surgical residency program for close to a decade, Greco died March 31. He was a trailblazer in seeking greater work-life balance for surgical trainees.
Brain networks predict PTSD treatment success
Clinicians may be able to determine whether people with post-traumatic stress disorder will respond to psychotherapy by analyzing a key brain network and memory, according to Stanford researchers.
Blocking protein helps cognition in mice
Brain cells called microglia serve as the brain’s garbage crew, scarfing up bits of cellular debris. But their underperformance in aging brains contributes to neurodegeneration. Now, a possible workaround?…
Possible role of deep brain structure in concussion
Through a combination of biometric tracking, simulated modeling and medical imaging, Stanford researchers have detailed how hits to the side of the head may cause concussion.
Debut event for Abilities Coalition
The university community is invited to attend the Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition’s first event, a mixer that will include news on disability initiatives at the medical school and across Stanford, on April 15.
AIMBE elects new fellows
Helen Blau, Markus Covert, Brian Hargreaves and Shreyas Vasanawala were elected to the 2019 college of fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.
Colon cancer testing at 45 would avert deaths
A Stanford-led study found that increasing the participation of older adults in colorectal cancer screening would help prevent more deaths than expanding testing to people in their 40s.
Rewards warp brain’s spatial maps
The brain creates spatial maps to help animals, including humans, navigate through different environments. But even in the same environment, Stanford scientists have shown, the promise of a reward redraws the map.