Marcella Alsan, Jason Andrews awarded Rosenkranz Prize
The award aims to help young researchers investigate ways of improving access to health care in developing countries.
5 Questions: James Lock on guidelines for treating teens’ eating disorders
James Lock, co-author of the first set of guidelines for treating adolescents with eating disorders, discusses why evidence-based therapies for these common and serious conditions are so important.
Stanford-based Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center to be launched
A new Stanford-based center will receive nearly $7.3 million in funding over a five-year period to conduct interdisciplinary research on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
Getting under the skin of others
Actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith discusses her relationship to her own skin and how as a writer and actor she gets under the skin of her characters.
Immune response to a flu protein yields new insights into narcolepsy
A swine flu vaccine may have caused rare cases of narcolepsy by stimulating antibodies to attack brain cells that help regulate sleep.
Cystic fibrosis deadlier for Hispanic than non-Hispanic patients
In California, Hispanic patients with cystic fibrosis were three times as likely to die from the disease as their non-Hispanic counterparts, despite similar access to specialty care, a new study shows.
Stanford Medicine magazine shows some skin — and all its complexity
The summer issue goes deep on the most superficial part of the body: skin. Also included is an excerpt from a new biography of polio-vaccine pioneer Jonas Salk and an article on the growing number of castoff donor hearts.
Research sheds light on how neurons control muscle movement
New research involving people diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease sheds light on how individual neurons control muscle movement in humans — and could help in the development of better brain-controlled prosthetic devices.
Adolescents uncertain about risks of marijuana, e-cigarettes
Adolescents get clear messages about the harms of smoking cigarettes, but they receive conflicting or sparse information about marijuana and e-cigarettes, a study finds.
Study: Important to consider cause of kidney failure when planning future treatment
Most patients with failing kidneys face generic treatment paths. Outcomes may improve if their course of treatment is based on the root causes of their kidney failure, a new study says.
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