Student dies in climbing accident
Aspiring immunologist Maria Birukova was an experienced mountaineer, and was studying ways to treat with chronic wounds. She died on Sept. 18.
Program launched to train physician assistants
Students in the program will train alongside medical students in clinical care and coursework, as well as pursue an area of scholarly concentration.
Project to explore wellness
An international clinical research project that Stanford launched on Sept. 12 aims to find out how to enhance health and overall wellness.
Pediatric cancer grants announced
Kara Davis, Melissa Mavers and Liora Schultz awarded St. Baldrick’s Foundation grants.
Common molecular pathology in Parkinson’s
Intracellular defects that lead to cells’ failure to decommission faulty “power packs” known as mitochondria cause nerve cells to die, triggering the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
Arnold to give Sept. 27 King Lecture
Robert Arnold, a palliative-care expert at the University of Pittsburgh, will discuss what clinicians can do when conflicts crop up over what constitutes appropriate care.
Cell, gene medicine lab opens
Making cell- or virus-based therapies for use in humans requires a rigid set of quality-control standards outlined by the Food and Drug Administration. A new Stanford facility will allow promising new therapies to be tested in the clinic.
Brain circuit drives sleep-wake cycle
Inhibiting the firing of nerve cells in a brain area long known to guide goal-directed behavior makes mice build nests and fall asleep, a new study shows. Stimulating the circuit roused the mice and kept them awake.
New medical students meet cadavers
Stanford's class of 93 first-year medical students meet their cadavers for the first time, a rite of passage on the journey to becoming physicians.
Study on treatment decisions seeks participants
The study is designed to collect neurophysiological and psychological information from women faced with a breast cancer diagnosis and many treatment decisions.
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