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.
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.
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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.
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