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Helping hearts

NIH stimulus funds are being used at Stanford to understand how certain enzymes cause and protect against heart disease.

Solving mystery of lactose intolerance

New equipment purchased with NIH stimulus funds will help Stanford researchers tease out why some adults can digest milk while it makes others ill.

Seeking insights into aging process

NIH stimulus money is enabling Stanford research that uses the C. elegans worm to examine the molecular mechanisms underlying the effects of dietary restriction on aging.

Turning stem cells into tissue

With support from an NIH stimulus grant, Stanford scientists are closing in on the holy grail of stem cell research: establishing the steps to produce cells that can grow into the desired tissue after being placed in the body.

Identifying the cause of infants' lung disease

NIH stimulus money is helping Stanford researchers to identify the genetic and environmental factors that cause some premature infants to develop bronchopulmonary dysplasia, a lung disease that often leads to lifelong health problems.

Adapting advanced lab technology for clinical use

NIH stimulus funds are giving a boost to Stanford scientists' efforts to show how molecular analyses done by high-throughput mass spectrometry could be used by physicians to detect whether transplant patients are rejecting their donated organs.

Improving the use of fMRI to study pain

A stimulus grant to Stanford researchers could establish new ways of performing functional magnetic resonance imaging of the brain, making it possible to use this technology to treat pain, addiction, anxiety, depression and other neurological disorders.

Building new tools to reduce reliance on lab mice

Mice are not always the best models for human disease, so the NIH has invested stimulus funds to develop a blood and tissue bank at Stanford for molecular and cellular research on human immune responses.