Almond discusses trial of kids’ heart pump
Stanford is leading a multisite study of a new ventricular assist device for children who are awaiting heart transplantation. The miniature pump is slightly bigger than a paper clip.
Wearable monitor can diagnose disease
A wearable sensor developed by Stanford researchers can diagnose diseases by measuring molecular constituents of sweat, such as chloride ions and glucose.
Fibrotic diseases united by common pathway
A common signaling pathway unites diverse fibrotic diseases in humans, Stanford researchers have found. An antibody called anti-CD47, which is being tested as an anti-cancer agent, reverses fibrosis in mice.
Too many unnecessary double mastectomies?
Women with breast cancer do not receive timely genetic testing or have adequate access to effective genetic counseling, which may compromise treatment decisions, according to research from Stanford and the University of Michigan.
Possible therapeutic approach for ALS
A set of experiments at Stanford reveals that suppressing a protein called ataxin 2 dramatically extends survival and improves motor function in a mouse model of ALS.
Participants sought for autism drug trial
Scientists at Stanford are studying pregnenolone, a neurosteroid that may help treat irritability, sensory abnormalities and social deficits in adolescents with autism.
Providing messages of support to refugees
A group of Stanford medical students is helping organize a campaign to send letters to Syrian refugees living in Jordan.
Brain’s ‘GPS’ is complex
Neuroscientists’ discovery of grid cells, popularly known as the brain’s GPS, was hailed as a major discovery. But new Stanford research suggest the system is more complicated than anyone had guessed.
Schneider to chair microbiology and immunology
David Schneider, whose research focuses on resilience to infection and developing mathematical models to predict recovery and well-being, succeeds Peter Sarnow in post.
Fat accumulation can lengthen life
Roundworms storing monounsaturated fats in their guts live longer, according to Stanford researchers. Their study links epigenetic regulation with fat metabolism, and may have implications for many species.