Brain networks predict PTSD treatment success
Clinicians may be able to determine whether people with post-traumatic stress disorder will respond to psychotherapy by analyzing a key brain network and memory, according to Stanford researchers.
Blocking protein helps cognition in mice
Brain cells called microglia serve as the brain’s garbage crew, scarfing up bits of cellular debris. But their underperformance in aging brains contributes to neurodegeneration. Now, a possible workaround?…
Possible role of deep brain structure in concussion
Through a combination of biometric tracking, simulated modeling and medical imaging, Stanford researchers have detailed how hits to the side of the head may cause concussion.
Debut event for Abilities Coalition
The university community is invited to attend the Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition’s first event, a mixer that will include news on disability initiatives at the medical school and across Stanford, on April 15.
AIMBE elects new fellows
Helen Blau, Markus Covert, Brian Hargreaves and Shreyas Vasanawala were elected to the 2019 college of fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.
Colon cancer testing at 45 would avert deaths
A Stanford-led study found that increasing the participation of older adults in colorectal cancer screening would help prevent more deaths than expanding testing to people in their 40s.
Rewards warp brain’s spatial maps
The brain creates spatial maps to help animals, including humans, navigate through different environments. But even in the same environment, Stanford scientists have shown, the promise of a reward redraws the map.
Virus enables chronic wound infection
A virus that infects a dangerous bacteria helps it thrive in wounds, according to a study by Stanford researchers. But a vaccine against the virus dramatically cuts the bacteria’s infectivity.
Stanford acquires Kübler-Ross archive
The archive of the influential psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, who developed the theory of the five stages of grief, has been given to Stanford Libraries.
Transplant surgeon Oscar Salvatierra dies
Oscar Salvatierra founded Stanford’s pediatric kidney transplant program, helped write the national legislation that regulates organ transplants, and conducted research in kidney transplantation.
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