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2021

  • – Stanford Today

    Faculty Women’s Forum announces 2021 award winners

    The 2021 Faculty Women’s Forum Awards honor individuals for their outstanding work supporting women at Stanford through role modeling, allyship, leadership and sponsorship. Stanford Immunology faculty Dr. Joy Wu, an associate professor of medicine (endocrinology, gerontology and metabolism) in the School of Medicine is honored in the Allyship Award category.

  • – News Center

    Smartwatch data can predict blood test results, study reports

    Stanford researchers found that data from smartwatches can flag early signs of some health conditions and predict the results of simple blood tests. Scientists from the lab of Michael Snyder, PhD, professor and chair of genetics, tracked data from smartwatches, blood tests and other tests conducted in a doctor’s office in a small group of study participants.

  • – FierceBiotech

    A cancer vaccine built from stem cells? Stanford candidate shows promise in pancreatic tumors

    A team at Stanford University showed that a cancer vaccine made from induced pluripotent stem cells, together with an immune adjuvant, could protect against pancreatic cancer in mouse models. It induced strong T-cell and antibody responses while dialing down immune suppressor cells. Stanford Immunology researchers include Edgar G. Engleman, professor of pathology and of immunology and rheumatology and Joseph C. Wu, director of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute and the Simon H. Stertzer, MD, professor of medicine and radiology.

  • – Scope

    Evading exhaustion to improve CAR-T cell therapy

    'Resting' exhausted cancer-fighting immune cells enhances their tumor-killing activity, which may help people with blood and solid cancers. Crystal Mackall, the Ernest and Amelia Gallo Family professor and professor of pediatrics and of medicine, and instructor Evan Weber are featured in this post.

  • – Scope

    Stanford postdoc enters her youngsters in vaccine COVID trial

    Anxious to protect her children, Stanford immunology researcher Zina Good has enrolled her two young children Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial for kids. Yvonne Maldonado is also quoted in this post.


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