Press Releases

  • Motivating kids with autism to speak

    Tapping the interests and motivations of children with autism can help them understand the value of speaking and build their social skills, a new Stanford study found.


  • No chemo for some with leukemia

    A large multicenter clinical trial led by Stanford physician Tait Shanafelt, MD, indicates that people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia may forgo chemotherapy in favor of new, targeted treatments.


  • New ‘don’t eat me’ signal discovered

    Cancer cells are known to protect themselves using proteins that tell immune cells not to attack them. Stanford researchers have discovered a new “don’t eat me” signal, and blocking it may make cancer cells vulnerable to attack by the immune system.


  • Genetics of protein aggregates in ALS

    Stanford researchers identified a gene crucial to the formation of toxic proteins in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and showed how it could inform potential therapies for the disease.


  • Shape-shifting cells protect in artery disease

    Stanford scientists and their collaborators have discovered the protective role played by identity-morphing cells — and the gene behind them — in atherosclerosis, according to a new study.


  • Success in rheumatoid arthritis trial

    In a large trial led by a Stanford investigator, an experimental drug produced clinically meaningful improvements for rheumatoid arthritis patients unresponsive to existing treatments.


  • Sleep medicine pioneer Guilleminault dies

    Christian Guilleminault, a prolific researcher who helped build Stanford’s sleep disorders clinic into an influential, full-service sleep center, died July 9 of cancer.


  • ADHD impairs school readiness

    In a Stanford study, 79 percent of preschoolers with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder were not ready for school, compared with 13 percent of other children.


  • Sleep patterns of fish resemble land animals’

    Researchers have found that brain patterns in sleeping zebrafish are similar to those of land vertebrates, suggesting that such sleep signatures developed before aquatic and land animals diverged.


  • Inner ear hair cells regenerated

    Researchers at Stanford have found a way to regenerate hair cells in the vestibular system of the mouse ear, with implications for treating dizziness.



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