Cancer treatment may increase Alzheimer’s risk
Short-circuiting the need for expensive clinical trials, researchers uncovered an association between androgen blockers and cognitive decline by examining patient medical records.
Killifish study on longevity
Stanford researchers are using the African turquoise killifish as a model to study longevity and have provided its genetic information as a resource for the research community.
Scientists reveal brain circuit mechanisms underlying arousal regulation
A new study shows that a circuit in a brain structure called the thalamus acts like a radio, with different stations operating at different frequencies and appealing to different “listening audiences.”…
Optimal C-section rate may be as high as 19 percent to save lives of mothers and infants
A new study suggests that the World Health Organization recommendation for cesarean delivery rates should be re-examined.
Herbert Schwartz, former chair of Department of Pediatrics, dies at 89
Schwartz, a pediatric hematologist-oncologist, conducted research on hemoglobin and helped establish Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
Researchers find sleep gene linked to heart failure
Researchers have identified a previously unknown association between heart function and the narcolepsy-linked orexin receptor pathway, a finding that could provide a promising direction for treatment research.
Stanford radiologists investigate woman who died in Egypt more than 3,000 years ago
A San Francisco museum brought an ancient mummy to the School of Medicine for a set of CT scans to learn more about the person beneath the bandages.
Spyros Andreopoulos, former head of Stanford Medicine’s news and public affairs office, dies at 86
Spyros Andreopoulos advocated for transparency during his 30 years as director of Stanford Medicine’s news and public affairs office. He died Nov. 20.
Ancient viral molecules essential for human development
Genetic residue from ancient viral infections has been repurposed to play a vital role in acquiring pluripotency, the developmental state that allows a fertilized human egg to become all the cells in the body.
Nine professors elected fellows of AAAS
Eight faculty members from the School of Medicine and one from the School of Humanities and Sciences have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
New class of RNA tumor suppressors identified
Two short, “housekeeping” RNA molecules block cancer growth by binding to an important cancer-associated protein called KRAS. More than a quarter of all human cancers are missing these RNAs.
Musician-turned-scientist develops drug for inflammatory bowel disease
Finding an alternative remedy for her ulcerative colitis set a Stanford musicology student on a new and unexpected career path as a scientist and entrepreneurial drug developer.
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