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.’…
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.