Neurons can stimulate brain tumor growth
New research shows that high-grade gliomas, the deadliest human brain tumors, increase their growth by hijacking some of the machinery of neuroplasticity, which normally helps the brain form new synapses.
Ethnic differences thwart talk about dying
Doctors struggle to start discussions with ailing patients about how they want to spend their last days, a survey finds. The upshot? Patients should bring up the topic themselves.
Early human embryos make viral proteins
Human embryos make viral proteins within days of fertilization, a new study shows. These proteins affect human gene expression and may protect the cells from infection by other viruses.
Kobilka, Snyder elected to AAAS membership
Brian Kobilka, MD, and Michael Snyder, PhD, will be inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences this fall.
School's website, blog, magazine win AAMC awards
The School of Medicine’s electronic and print communications efforts received high praise from colleagues at peer institutions.
Karl Deisseroth wins prestigious Albany Prize
The bioengineer and psychiatrist will be honored for his seminal role in the field of optogenetics, which allows scientists to precisely manipulate nerve-cell activity in freely moving animals to study their behavior.
Scientists detect lymphoma relapse by monitoring cell-free tumor DNA
Cell-free tumor DNA monitoring was found to be better at detecting disease in relapsing lymphoma patients than circulating tumor cells or imaging methods.
Registration open for Health Matters, a free community event
Set for May 16, Health Matters is free and open to the public and will feature educational programs about health for the entire family.
Big Data in Biomedicine Conference set for May 20–22
This year’s event will cover the intersection of disciplines as widespread as genomics, population health, neuroimaging, crowdsourcing, immunology, ethical and legal issues and “learning” health systems.
Pilot project aims to help heart-failure patients self-manage
A pilot project that monitors heart-failure patients at home is a joint effort of Stanford Health Care’s heart failure team and Aging Adult Services Program.
Cell type responsible for scarring, skin-cancer growth identified
A single cell type in the skin of mice is a major contributor to scarring after wound healing or radiation damage, and facilitates the growth of melanoma. Blocking the cell’s activity in humans may be possible with currently approved drugs.
Encountering a wall corrects 'GPS' cells in mouse brains, study finds
Researchers have found more evidence that the brain’s grid cells help a mouse mentally map its location.
Three medical students awarded 2015 Soros Fellowships
Each of the Soros Fellows, who were selected from a pool of 1,200 applicants, will receive as much as $90,000 for tuition and living expenses in support of graduate education.
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