Forebrain circuits assembled in lab
Stanford investigators fused two stem-cell-derived neural spheroids, each containing a different type of human neuron, then watched as one set of neurons migrated and hooked up with the other set.
Big data conference set for May 24-25
The two-day event at Stanford will focus on ways of using big data to advance precision health.
Lab swap saves supplies from landfill
More than 100 Stanford laboratories got rid of unneeded equipment and reagents, and also found stuff they could use, at the annual lab swap, part of Stanford’s Cardinal Green Labs program.
Digital wax museum for the classroom
A project to photograph anatomical wax figures made between the mid-17th and mid-19th centuries has yielded images now used in courses at Stanford.
Human cord blood improves old mice’s memory
Umbilical cord blood from human newborns, and in particular a single protein contained in it, boosted old mice’s brain function and cognitive performance, new research from Stanford shows.
Diversity advocate to address med school grads
Augustus White, a professor at Harvard Medical School, was the first African-American to graduate from Stanford’s medical school in 1961.
Senior vice chairs appointed
Andrew Hoffman and Ann Weinacker will strengthen ties between the Department of Medicine and other units within Stanford Medicine.
Rubin, Hernandez-Boussard receive funds
A collaboration between Stanford Department of Medicine and AstraZeneca is distributing its second round of grants to two innovative research projects.
Trial led by Mark Genovese wins award
In the trial, a new drug proved safe and effective for hard-to-treat rheumatoid arthritis patients. A national organization of senior researchers named the trial one of the top 10 for 2016.
Protein helps speed wound healing
Pretreatment with a stem-cell-activating protein significantly enhances healing in mice, Stanford researchers say. The approach could eventually help people going into surgery or combat heal better from injuries they sustain.