• Kelly Ormond on germline editing

    A Stanford professor of genetics discusses the thinking behind a formal policy statement endorsing the idea that researchers continue editing genes in human germ cells.

  • Excitation-inhibition imbalance in autism

    Stanford researchers used advanced lab technologies to show, in mice, that symptoms of autism can be countered by reducing the ratio of excitatory to inhibitory neuronal firing in the forebrain.

  • Freezing embryos linked to more IVF pregnancies

    A study led by Stanford and a biotechnology company found that women who have high progesterone levels when their eggs are retrieved benefit from waiting to receive embryos.

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome biomarkers found

    Stanford investigators used high-throughput analysis to link inflammation to chronic fatigue syndrome, a difficult-to-diagnose disease with no known cure.

  • Social cues deter male mice’s rage

    A tiny set of nerve cells in a male mouse’s brain activates aggression. But a new Stanford study shows that the male’s susceptibility to this activation depends on whether it has been housed with other mice or in isolation.

  • Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine created

    The new Stanford Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine will work to turn discoveries into stem cell and gene therapies to aid the millions of people who have genetic diseases.

  • High cost of fewer measles vaccinations

    A 5 percent drop in childhood measles vaccination levels would cause annual measles cases to triple, according to researchers at Stanford and Baylor.

  • Brain activity predicts therapy efficacy

    Stanford researchers measured brain activity in PTSD patients before and after psychotherapy and found that they could predict how well patients would respond to treatment.

  • Gift establishes cancer cell therapy center

    Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jeffrey Rothschild and his wife, Marieke, have provided funding for a new venture at Stanford Medicine to test cancer cell therapies.

  • Following footsteps to obesity clues

    Stanford researchers collected motion data from smartphones as a way to measure activity across hundreds of thousands of people to help figure out why obesity is a bigger problem in some countries than others.

2024 ISSUE 1

Psychiatry’s new frontiers