Wernig wins stem cell prize, Giocomo named neuroscience investigator
The New York Stem Cell Foundation awarded pathologist Marius Wernig $200,000 to pursue stem cell research, and neurobiologist Lisa Giocomo $1.5 million to expand her lab and train other scientists.
Stanford scientists awarded $18 million to accelerate rheumatoid arthritis, lupus research
P.J. Utz and William Robinson will spearhead efforts to accelerate research on two immune disorders: rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.
Decoy drug allows brains of adult mice to form new connections
If the discovery works in people, it has the potential to help adults recover from stroke and forms of blindness, and to prevent the loss of connections in Alzheimer's disease.
Cardiology researcher and mentor Edwin Alderman dies at 76
Over four decades at Stanford, Edwin Alderman trained hundreds of future cardiologists and led groundbreaking clinical trials. But he always made patients a priority.
Raymond Hintz, founder of Stanford’s pediatric endocrinology division, dies at 75
Raymond Hintz was a pioneering researcher on human growth, and a clinician noted for his dedication to young patients.
Researchers awarded $12 million to study traumatic brain injury
The Department of Defense-funded consortium led by Jamshid Ghajar will work to establish rigorous, evidence-based diagnosis and treatment guidelines for brain trauma.
Tiny wireless device could help researchers study chronic pain
A team of Stanford Bio-X scientists and engineers is creating a small wireless device that could improve studies of chronic pain.
Sky-high health-care costs focus of Oct. 28 forum
New York Times reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal and Stanford’s Douglas Owens will discuss the causes of and potential solutions to the high cost of American health care.
Drug may prevent development of invasive bladder cancer, researchers say
A drug that activates targets of the hedgehog signaling pathway, which is lost when bladder cancer invades, could prevent the progression of the disease in humans. Clinical trials are planned.
Researchers get more than $23 million to launch centers for big-data research
Two new Stanford-based centers aim to help scientists effectively manage and use large, complex data sets.
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