Owens on new statin recommendation
The Stanford professor of medicine was a member of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which has issued a new recommendation on statin use based on an extensive literature review.
PTSD changes brains of boys, girls differently
A brain region that integrates emotions and actions appears to undergo accelerated maturation in adolescent girls with PTSD, but not in boys with the condition, a Stanford study has found.
Tracking cancer evolution in the blood
Monitoring cancer DNA in blood can predict recurrence and prognosis and drive treatment decisions. A Stanford study of 92 lymphoma patients suggests similar techniques may work for other tumors.
High-intensity statins decrease mortality rates
In a retrospective study of a large population of patients with cardiovascular disease, Stanford researchers concluded that high-intensity statin treatments increased rates of survival.
Podcast: The challenges of global mental health
Vikram Patel, PhD, is one of the most recognized leaders in the global mental health movement. In this podcast, he discusses the enormous challenges and opportunities of global mental health.
Paving the way for gene therapy
Using the CRISPR gene-editing technique in stem cells, Stanford researchers repaired the gene that causes sickle cell disease, and the mended stem cells were successfully transplanted into mice.
Chen named head of chemical and systems biology
Chen said he looks "forward to sustaining that collegial and collaborative culture" of the department, "while helping empower our faculty and students to pursue cutting-edge, innovative science."…
Stage set for biomedical Indo-U.S. collaborations
The emergence of epidemic levels of metabolic syndrome in both the United States and India has helped inspire a new center to study the problem.
There will be blood
In the Rivals for Life blood drive, Stanford and Cal face off to see who can donate more pints.
ITI awards seed grants
Seed grants were awarded to seven faculty teams and individuals, as well as to eight young investigators, for the coming year.
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