Discrimination fears remain for LGBT medical students, study finds
A survey has found that about 30 percent of sexual minority medical students hide or don’t reveal their sexual and gender identity, often because they fear discrimination…
Spectrum awards more than $1.1 million in pilot grants to 32 projects
Stanford’s clinical and translational research center awards funds to teams of multidisciplinary investigators who are tackling health-care problems through novel approaches.
Project maps human epigenome, discovers immune system role in Alzheimer’s
The epigenome controls gene expression across diverse cell types, and integrates genetic and environmental signals. A new reference map will help interpret the genetic basis for disease.
Karl Deisseroth wins 2015 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences
Professor wins prestigious $100,000 prize from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, a Congress-created charity.
Scientists develop comparative search engine that helps to predict human gene function
Researchers have developed and disseminated a search engine that helps identify human gene function by comparing human genes to genes from nonhuman species.
Tiny fish makes big splash in aging research at Stanford
Researchers disabled aging-associated genes in the short-lived African killifish, including one for an enzyme called telomerase, whose absence caused humanlike disease in the animal.
‘Big Bang’ model of colon cancer identifies role time plays in tumor-growth dynamics
A new model describing how colon tumors grow emphasizes the importance of time and the early origin of differences within and among tumors.
Growing number of donor hearts rejected while need for transplants rises, study finds
A new study has found that improving scientific guidelines to determine whether a donor heart is acceptable for transplant could help save the lives of patients with deadly heart disease.
Medical student’s startup uses Google Glass to improve patient-physician relationship
On a break from medical school, Pelu Tran makes Forbes list of 30-under-30 as a health-care entrepreneur.
Stanford scientists volunteer at major genomics exhibit now in San Jose
“Genomics: Unlocking Life’s Code” is at the Tech Museum of Innovation through April. Stanford volunteers will be available to answer questions.
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