Paul Wise on the evaporation of child health policy in the U.S.
U.S. health policy has turned into cost-containment policy, spelling trouble for children and child health.
Ulcer-causing bacteria induces stomach stem cell growth in mice, researchers find
The findings could explain why H. pylori is a risk factor for gastric cancer, the researchers said.
Existing drug may treat the deadliest childhood brain tumor, Stanford-led study finds
A multicenter study has identified an FDA-approved medication that prolongs survival in mice with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a brain tumor that now lacks chemotherapy treatments.
Globe-trotting neuroscientist studies how brain encodes spatial information
Lisa Giocomo always loved biology, but took a detour through medicine and psychology on her way to becoming a neurobiologist. She studies grid cells, the brain’s navigation system, to determine how the brain encodes spatial information.
Implanted pump helps heart-failure patient graduate from high school
Doctors said 17-year-old Tovi Balliao was too sick to wait for a heart transplant. But now, a pump implanted in his heart has let him delay a transplant indefinitely.
Making biotechnology interactive with games, remote-control labs
Bioengineers have created games that allow people to interact with cells, as well as a robotic lab capable of carrying out remote-controlled experiments.
5 Questions: Thomas Weiser on improving access to surgical care worldwide
Thomas Weiser is part of an international group of scientific experts bringing attention to the extreme disparities in access to essential surgical care worldwide and calling for change.
Eben Rosenthal named medical director of Stanford Cancer Center
The otolaryngologist is arriving during the early stages of the Stanford Cancer Initiative, a five-year, multifaceted effort to transform the cancer patient’s experience.
Free symposium on heart-tissue engineering set for May 22
More than a dozen leaders in the field will speak on topics ranging from pluripotent stem cells for the treatment of severe heart failure to 3-D printing of extracellular matrices.
Jeffrey Goldberg to lead Stanford’s Department of Ophthalmology
Jeffrey Goldberg, who earned a doctorate and medical degree at Stanford, said he plans to leverage the university’s expertise in neuroscience, engineering and genetics to expand research in regenerative ophthalmology.
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