Early Alzheimer’s trial shows promise
In a small safety trial based on preclinical work by a Stanford researcher, participants receiving blood plasma infusions from young donors showed some evidence of improvement.
Brain circuits tied to alertness
Stanford investigators were able to simultaneously monitor activity in every nerve cell of a zebrafish’s brain and determine which types of neurons were tied to alertness.
BioSci Careers expands programs
The School of Medicine is providing new resources to graduate students, medical students and postdoctoral scholars headed not only into academic careers, but also jobs in government, industry and the nonprofit sector.
New guidelines for PANS/PANDAS
Stanford clinicians helped develop the first clinical guidelines for treating pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome, a psychiatric problem linked to brain inflammation.
Initiative for brain health launched
Brainstorm’s first event featured a competition between researchers who designed virtual-reality products for diagnosing and treating mental illness.
Team effort prevails against heart defect
A multidisciplinary care team at Packard Children’s Hospital ushered Kennedy Greenfield, hampered by a congenital heart defect, from the womb into the world.
Arvin to step down as dean of research
Arvin, professor of microbiology and immunology, will return to research and teaching after 12 years in the role of vice provost and dean of research.
Stanford Medicine Advisory Council formalized
The advisory council and university liaison position are aimed at increasing collaboration among the three Stanford Medicine entities — the School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford — and the rest of the university.
Center to support cancer immunotherapy
Stanford is one of four institutions to receive National Cancer Institute funding to analyze patients’ immune function and tumor profiles as part of a public-private partnership to accelerate cancer therapies.
Regular pot use linked to more sex
The first study to examine the relationship between marijuana use and frequency of sexual intercourse at the population level in the United States shows a positive correlation between the two.