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Equipped with stethoscopes, medical students start journey
After a camping trip, orientation and ceremony in which they received stethoscopes and white coats, the new medical students are ready to hit the books.
New drug promises relief for inflammatory pain, scientists say
Researchers have discovered that a compound they developed could potentially serve as a painkiller, with particular utility for East Asians with an alcohol-metabolizing enzyme mutation.
Humans, flies, worms: Researchers work to understand gene expression across organisms
A multi-institutional effort to identify how genes are regulated among humans, flies and worms has identified significant similarities and differences among the organisms.
Eye implant could lead to better glaucoma treatment
A tiny eye implant developed at Stanford could pair with a smartphone to improve the way doctors measure and lower a glaucoma patient’s eye pressure.
Targeted brain stimulation aids stroke recovery in mice, scientists find
Optogenetically stimulating mice’s brains five days after stroke improved the animals’ motor control and brain biochemistry.
New research sheds light on how children’s brains memorize facts
As children shift from counting on their fingers to remembering math facts, the hippocampus and its functional circuits support the brain’s construction of adultlike ways of using memory.
Looking for origins of Alzheimer’s disease to find a treatment
Scientists at the School of Medicine are at the forefront of research into how Alzheimer’s disease develops, with an eye on finding better ways to predict and treat the illness.
'The Perfect 46' examines ethical dilemmas of genetic screening
Set in the near future, 'The Perfect 46' documents the rise, and fall, of a fictional genome-matching service. A panel of experts weighed in after a recent screening at Stanford.
Scientists create remote-controlled nanoscale protein motors
A bioengineering team has built molecular motors to further the study of cell function.
Surgeries allow baby -- and his parents -- to breathe easy
Physicians at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford treat a baby’s lung cyst in utero.