SCNT immune reaction
Stanford researchers find that genetic differences in mitochondria contained in egg cells used in a process known as nuclear transfer can prompt rejection by the immune system in mice.
Preventing stent-related heart attacks
Replacing the current drug used to coat artery-opening stents with a drug more targeted to the actual cause of stent disease could reduce blood clots and heart attacks, researchers say.
Seed grants available for Ebola-related projects
Stanford faculty, students and staff are eligible for the grants, which must be multidisciplinary in nature and include at least two individuals from different disciplines at the university.
Shapiro receives Pearl Meister Greengard Prize
The annual award celebrates the achievements of women in science.
Peer Support Program helps veterans combat PTSD
The School of Medicine and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System have designed a pilot program in which military veterans are trained to help peers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
5 Questions: Temple Grandin discusses autism, animal communication
Temple Grandin, an autism-rights activist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University, will discuss autism and animal behavior in a Nov. 19 talk at Stanford.
Five faculty members appointed to endowed professorships
Harcharan Gill, Susan Hintz, Karla Kirkegaard, Albert Koong and Sheri Spunt have been appointed to endowed professorships at the School of Medicine.
Tumor suppressor also inhibits key property of stem cells, researchers say
The retinoblastoma protein inhibits cancer by controlling cell division. Now, researchers have shown that it also binds to and inhibits genes necessary for pluripotency — a defining characteristic of stem cells.
Mehrdad Ayati on the "Paths to Healthy Aging"
Stanford geriatrician Mehrdad Ayati, MD, calls his new book Paths to Healthy Aging a simple workbook and is aimed at the accessible reader who wants basic information about aging. Co-written with his wife, Hope Azarani, PhD, the book is about creating a lifestyle that will lead readers towards the path of a happy and healthy aging process.
In developing countries, child-mortality rates fell most among poorest families, study finds
The study provides evidence that a country’s ability to reduce the gap in child-mortality rates is related to good governance.
Pregnant women with PTSD more likely to give birth prematurely, study finds
Pregnant women with a recent diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder were 35 percent more likely to deliver a premature baby than were other pregnant women, a study of more than 16,000 births found.
Retinal-scan analysis can predict advance of macular degeneration, study finds
A new computer algorithm could help physicians predict whether a patient’s macular degeneration will progress within a year’s time to the "wet" stage.
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