Handguns linked to increased suicide risk
Men who own handguns are eight times more likely to die of gun suicides than men who don’t own handguns, and women who own handguns are 35 times more likely than women who don’t.
Study reveals molecular effects of exercise
Researchers at the School of Medicine have shown how exercise changes the body at a molecular level and have identified blood markers of fitness.
HIV vaccine proves effective in primates
Most vaccines direct the adaptive immune system to fight off infections with one arm tied behind its back. A new study in monkeys untied the other arm.
Stanford Health Care resumes most procedures
With extensive testing showing very low COVID-19 infection rates and with many safety measures in place, Stanford Health Care providers are now performing almost all medical procedures, including surgeries, diagnostic imaging and routine screenings.
Brain abnormalities in PANS
MRI brain scans show subtle changes consistent with inflammation in a severe childhood disease in which the immune system is thought to attack the brain, Stanford researchers found.
Potential autism biomarker found in babies
Cerebrospinal fluid levels of a hormone called vasopressin were lower in babies who went on to develop autism than in those who did not, a study found.
Immunologist Chitra Dinakar dies at 54
Dinakar founded Stanford Health Care’s first allergy, asthma and immunodeficiency clinic for adult patients, which opened its doors last year.
Emotion regulation awry in stressed brain
Signals from the brain’s fear center make it more difficult for anxious and stressed children to regulate their emotions, a first-of-its-kind brain scanning study from Stanford shows.
Exercise rejuvenates stem cells of old mice
The researchers also identified a molecular pathway involved in turning back the clock on the cells. Drugs that could manipulate the pathway might be an effective substitute for exercise, they suggest.
Alzheimer’s countered by gene variant
Stanford Medicine researchers have found a gene variant that protects carriers of another gene variant, ApoE4, from developing Alzheimer’s disease — the first demonstration of that beneficial effect.
Stanford Medicine is closely monitoring the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). A dedicated page provides the latest information and developments related to the pandemic.
Leading In Precision Health
Stanford Medicine is leading the biomedical revolution in precision health, defining and developing the next generation of care that is proactive, predictive and precise.