Epilepsy-associated cognitive disruption
Transient bursts of high-frequency electrical activity in epileptic brain tissue can impair cognition even when no seizure is occurring, Stanford scientists have found.
Smartphone app encourages physical activity
Using a smartphone app, Stanford scientists and their colleagues conducted the first entirely digital randomized clinical trial to boost exercise among participants.
Tanning salons cluster in gay neighborhoods
Neighborhoods with more gay and bisexual men are twice as likely to have indoor tanning salons, Stanford researchers have found. Further research is needed to learn whether the industry specifically targets this population.
Uncovering the evolution of echolocation
Evolutionary adaptations like echolocation that are shared by unrelated species arose in part due to identical, independently acquired genetic changes, according to a new Stanford study of whole genome sequences.
Cause of deadly neurological disease found
A drug may help children with Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease, a deadly neurological disorder, according to a study by researchers at Stanford, UCSF and Cambridge.
Potential new way to detect, treat Parkinson’s
In human cell cultures, countering a defect that appears to be nearly universal among patients with Parkinson’s disease prevents death in the cells whose loss causes the disease.
Brain tumors integrate in neural wiring
Tumors called high-grade gliomas wire themselves into the healthy brain, receiving and interpreting electrical signals from normal neurons, a Stanford study has found.
Magazine features projects that add value to care
The new issue of Stanford Medicine magazine highlights tools and wellness initiatives at Stanford that are aimed at adding value to health care and addressing the individual needs of patients.
Hematologist Stanley Schrier dies
A founding member of the Division of Hematology at Stanford, Schrier was an educator, mentor and investigator who trained generations of physicians and scientists.
Gut bugs influence flu vaccine response
Decimating levels of intestinal bacteria with antibiotics reduced the immune system’s responsiveness to a seasonal influenza vaccination, a Stanford-led study found.
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