In a Stanford Medicine study, scientists transplanted stem cells into mice and found reduction of brain abnormalities typical of Alzheimer’s disease.
Combining two cutting-edge technologies, researchers revealed the impact of a multitude of genes that are associated with neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism, but whose effects on human brain development were previously unknown.
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Grant to address maternal complications
The funding will go toward a center to decrease the incidence and downstream morbidities of postpartum hemorrhage.
Arc Institute awards
Two professors are named Innovation Investigators, and four win Ignite Awards.
Depression after stroke
Scientists discover a biomarker in stroke survivors, suggesting that chemical changes after stroke can lead to depression. The findings may pave the way toward treatment.
Big Ideas in Medicine
Physicians, researchers and other pacesetters describe some of the most promising pursuits in the medical field. In cancer, for instance: ‘Let’s kill the first cell, not the last cell.’…
Common conditions driving birth inequity
Untreated high blood pressure and anemia in pregnancy help explain why childbirth complications are more common in non-white populations, two studies led by Stanford Medicine researchers found.
Personalized body temperature
A new, large-scale study of body temperatures has found that “normal” isn’t one size fits all — it varies by age, sex, weight, time of day and more.
Gene version cuts Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s risk
A massive study of medical and genetic data shows that people with a particular version of a gene involved in immune response had a lower risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
White coats for incoming students
Celebrating the start of their medical education, students reflect on their motivations for entering the field and pledge to put their patients first.
Real-time targeting of tumors
New technology combines radiotherapy with real-time detection of cancer cells to target moving tumors or multiple metastases. Stanford Medicine is the first to research the technology in the clinic.
Words in brain beamed to computer screen
Our brains remember how to formulate words even if the muscles responsible for saying them out loud are incapacitated. A brain-computer hookup is making the dream of restoring speech a reality.
AI could inform brain cancer prognosis
Stanford Medicine scientists and colleagues create an algorithm that could help physicians better understand and target complicated brain tumors.
Gene fingerprint for brain aging
A study in mice finds that white matter — the tissue that transmits messages around the brain — shows the greatest changes as the animals age.
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Celebrating Women Leaders in Climate and Health
In recognition of Women in Medicine Month this September, Stanford’s Center for Innovation in Global Health is celebrating female leaders working at the intersection of climate change and medicine.
- – Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
Victor Fuchs, pioneer of health care economics, has died
Fuchs’ influence and tireless devotion to the field of health care economics and the Stanford community spanned decades.