Oxytocin levels in blood, cerebrospinal fluid are linked, study finds
Easy-to-measure oxytocin levels in blood are correlated to the hormone’s levels in cerebrospinal fluid, which circulates around the brain and in the spine, a new study shows. Low oxytocin is also linked to high anxiety.
Charles Whitcher, founding member of anesthesiology department, dies at 91
Charles Whitcher helped develop new technology for patient monitoring in the operating room. Then he turned his attention to antique farm equipment. He died Oct. 13.
Eugene Bleck, who established pediatric orthopedics department at Stanford, dies at 91
Eugene Bleck, an expert in pediatric orthopedics, respected mentor and author of a notable book on the orthopedic treatment of cerebral palsy, died Sept. 14.
Defining the principles of Stanford Medicine
The Principles of Stanford Medicine describes how the School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford work together.
Heart-therapy researchers develop nanobullet drug delivery system
Researchers say that by using nanotechnology, they have improved how a peptide can be delivered to the diseased heart tissue of mice.
Treating Ebola patients in Liberia: A Stanford physician’s story
Colin Bucks, MD, who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Liberia, said the local caregivers were his heroes because of their determination in the face of daily threat of disease.
New molecular imaging technology could improve bladder-cancer detection, researchers say
Researchers have developed a new imaging method that targets a protein known as CD47 in human bladder cancer. This technology may greatly improve cancer detection and enable more accurate surgeries.
New way of genome editing could cure hemophilia in mice; may be safer than older method, study shows
A technique developed by Stanford researchers could provide a safer, longer-lasting method of replacing faulty, disease-causing genes with working copies.
Study finds brain abnormalities in chronic fatigue patients
Radiology researchers have discovered that the brains of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome have diminished white matter and white matter abnormalities in the right hemisphere.
Genetic screening could reduce number of breast cancer cases
Genetic screening for breast cancer could help women make choices to limit the disease, researchers say.
Leading the Biomedical Revolution
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A Legacy of Innovation
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