Spectrum awards $1.74 million in grants
Stanford’s clinical and translational research center has awarded funding to teams of multidisciplinary investigators who are tackling health care problems through novel approaches.
Global health seed grants announced
The Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health has awarded funding to six multidisciplinary research teams to jump-start novel efforts to address global health challenges.
Maternal, child health research grants made
The Stanford institute’s grant program funds projects that support innovative clinical and translational research on maternal and child health.
Ophthalmology to receive $300,000 grant
The nonprofit Research to Prevent Blindness has made a four-year grant to Stanford’s Department of Ophthalmology.
Deisseroth wins Harvey Prize
Karl Deisseroth is one of two recipients of the 2016 Harvey Prize in Human Health, which is being awarded for the development of optogenetics.
Rat-grown pancreases help save diabetic mice
Growing organs from one species in the body of another may one day relieve transplant shortages. Now researchers show that islets from rat-grown mouse pancreases can reverse disease when transplanted into diabetic mice.
Five faculty members elected to ASCI
Ash Alizadeh, Maximilian Diehn, Brian Feldman, Aida Habtezion and Ravindra Majeti were elected to the medical honor society.
Leslee Subak is new chair of ob/gyn
Subak, who earned her medical degree at Stanford, is an expert in urogynecology, particularly in researching and treating urinary incontinence in women.
Tumor rejection requires coordinated immune response
Effective anti-tumor activity requires a systemic, rather than only a local, immune response at the tumor site. A Stanford study may help clinicians pinpoint why only some cancer patients respond to immunotherapies.
GPS for tracking immune cells
In the culmination of a 10-year-long effort, researchers have demonstrated the first visualization of human immune cells as they track down brain tumor cells in living patients.