With drug, mouse brains form new connections
If the discovery works in people, it has the potential to help adults recover from stroke and forms of blindness, and to prevent the loss of connections in Alzheimer's disease.
Awards for high-risk, high-reward research
The NIH has announced that Sean Wu will receive a Pioneer Award; Michael Bassik will receive a New Innovator Award; and David Chan, Michael Angelo and Eric Nelson will receive Early Independence Awards.
Combating bladder cancer with approved drug
A drug that activates targets of the hedgehog signaling pathway, which is lost when bladder cancer invades, could prevent the progression of the disease in humans. Clinical trials are planned.
Fall issue of Stanford Medicine reports on the immune system's balancing act
The new issue includes “Balancing act: The immune system,” a series of articles on how the immune system protects us and what happens when it becomes overzealous.
Three faculty members elected to Institute of Medicine
Ben Barres, Paul Khavari and Brian Kobilka were among those announced Oct. 20 as new members of the prestigious institute.
Efforts to refine tools for recording brain activity get $1 million boost
The grant was part of $46 million handed out by the National Institutes of Health to support the goals of its BRAIN Initiative.
'Big ideas' in neuroscience take on stroke, addiction and more
An exercise inspires faculty to think broadly about the intersections of neuroscience with society, engineering, medicine and other fields.
Stem cells' rapid response due to short-lived RNA messages
Stem cells stay developmentally nimble by actively targeting key RNA messages for destruction. Researchers say this 'anti-epigenetics' works to ensure the transience of genetic information.
Wernig wins stem cell prize, Giocomo named neuroscience investigator
The New York Stem Cell Foundation awarded pathologist Marius Wernig $200,000 to pursue stem cell research, and neurobiologist Lisa Giocomo $1.5 million to expand her lab and train other scientists.
Stanford scientists awarded $18 million to accelerate rheumatoid arthritis, lupus research
P.J. Utz and William Robinson will spearhead efforts to accelerate research on two immune disorders: rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.
Cardiology researcher and mentor Edwin Alderman dies at 76
Over four decades at Stanford, Edwin Alderman trained hundreds of future cardiologists and led groundbreaking clinical trials. But he always made patients a priority.
Raymond Hintz, founder of Stanford’s pediatric endocrinology division, dies at 75
Raymond Hintz was a pioneering researcher on human growth, and a clinician noted for his dedication to young patients.
Researchers awarded $12 million to study traumatic brain injury
The Department of Defense-funded consortium led by Jamshid Ghajar will work to establish rigorous, evidence-based diagnosis and treatment guidelines for brain trauma.
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