Stem cells go awry in muscular dystrophy
In a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, muscle stem cells express connective-tissue genes associated with fibrosis and muscle weakness, according to a new study.
Poor semen quality, bad health linked
A study of men who were evaluated for the cause of their infertility finds previously unknown relationships between deficiencies in their semen and other, seemingly unrelated health problems.
Medicare payment reform saves money, helps patients, study finds
Researchers have found evidence that Medicare reimbursement reform has reduced the incidence of easily preventable, hospital-acquired health problems.
Stanford Blood Center partners with BayKids Studios to boost December blood supply
Those who donate blood at the Stanford Blood Center in December will also be helping a filmmaking project for children facing serious illness.
Expert in global health to join Stanford Medicine faculty
Gary Darmstadt will study the effects of reducing gender inequality, ensuring child survival and nurturing children’s growth on overall community health in developing countries.
Blocking receptor in brain’s immune cells counters Alzheimer’s in mice, study finds
Brain cells called microglia chew up toxic substances and cell debris, calm inflammation and make nerve-cell-nurturing substances. New research shows that keeping them on the job may prevent neurodegeneration.
Stanford team designs process for reducing stroke disability, costs
New stroke care strategies for prevention, acute treatment and post-stroke care could lower U.S. health-care costs by as much as $1.6 billion per year.
Stanford part of $200 million effort to improve health-care delivery
The Clinical Excellence Research Center at Stanford has identified features of primary care practices that lead to high-quality, patient-centric care at lower-than-average costs.
Dean's town hall set for Dec. 15
The meeting with the dean will include updates on the future of cloud-based collaboration and the Campaign for Stanford Medicine…
Better communication between caregivers reduces medical errors, study finds
A method of handing off information about pediatric patients when residents change shifts reduced preventable adverse events by 30 percent, a new study has found.
Lymphedema home treatment improves outcomes, reduces costs, researchers find
Home therapy helps control symptoms and save on the costs of treating lymphedema, a painful, often debilitating side effect of life-saving cancer treatments, a new study has found.
New center established to study human genome regulation
A $15 million grant was awarded by the National Human Genome Research Institute to establish the Center for the Personal Dynamic Regulomes at Stanford.
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