Reena Thomas gets $12 million CIRM grant
The award will facilitate a clinical trial testing the safety of CAR-T cells — immune cells from patients’ own bodies that have been bioengineered to destroy cancer cells — used to treat a deadly brain cancer.
PhD white coat ceremony
Students in doctoral programs, from epidemiology to biomedical physics, don their lab coats and pledge their commitment to scientific ethics.
Less sleep, activity linked to prematurity
Data from wearables show that deviations from normal sleep and activity in pregnancy are connected to a risk for premature delivery, a Stanford Medicine-led study found.
Jumble of autism genes categorized
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.
Role for ‘junk DNA’
Changes to short, repetitive sequences in the genome have been linked to diseases like autism and schizophrenia. New revelations about how such changes increase and decrease gene expression may provide insight into these and other disorders.
Grant to address maternal complications
The funding will go toward a center to decrease the incidence and downstream morbidities of postpartum hemorrhage.
Stem cell therapy with Alzheimer’s
In a Stanford Medicine study, scientists transplanted stem cells into mice and found reduction of brain abnormalities typical of Alzheimer’s disease.
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.’…