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Working to develop new therapies. Hugh O'Brodovich hopes his search for the cause of infant lung defects will lead to new therapies.
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Finding most effective AIDS drugs

NIH stimulus funds are enabling Stanford researchers to compile databases to evaluate the benefits and costs of different therapy regimens for specific subsets of patients with AIDS.

Improving mobility of elderly

Stanford is part of a national effort, backed by NIH stimulus funds, to find wayts to help elderly adults stay fit.

Laying the groundwork for anti-aging therapies

Research at Stanford, made possible by an NIH stimulus grant, is helping to improve our understanding of why restricting calorie intake extends life span, potenitally laying the groundwork for new longevity treaments.

Helping hearts

Two NIH stimulus grants are helping to advance Stanford studies focused on developing new drugs to treat injuries associated with heart attacks.

Aiming to repair intestine's defects

By looking at the molecular activity underpinning digestion of lactose, Stanford scientists hope that NIH stimulus funds will yield treatments that help patients compensate for damaged intestines.

Pioneering new anti-tumor radiation therapy

A new form of radiation therapy is being developed at Stanford with support from the NIH’s stimulus funds. The treatment could more precisely target tumors without harming surrounding tissues.

Pinpointing people most at risk from influenza

Thanks to the NIH, stimulus money at Stanford is advancing the ability to use biomarkers to identify in advance people who would suffer most from flu, and to make them the priority in vaccination efforts.

Developing a test to help save transplanted kidneys

A urine sample may soon be enough to predict months in advance whether a patient is rejecting a transplanted kidney. A Stanford research project, supported by an NIH stimulus grant, could lead to a way to eliminate intrusive and costly biopsies, which often discover the problem too late to prevent organ damage.

Saving children from a congenital heart defect

Scientists at Stanford are using NIH stimulus funds to develop a treatment for a common congenital heart condition in children that results in heart failure and infection.

Using fMRI to cope with substance abuse and chronic pain

With an NIH stimulus grant , Stanford scientists hope to show that functional magnetic resonance imaging can be used in real time by patients with chronic pain and substance abuse problems to relieve their suffering.