Possible drug target for cardiomyopathy
Stanford researchers have uncovered how a genetic mutation contributes to a heart disease known as familial dilated cardiomyopathy. Existing drugs correct the defect in heart cells grown in a petri dish, suggesting a new therapeutic target.
Art, nature enlisted for healing at new hospital
The new Stanford Hospital values the restorative qualities of art and nature. It includes four acres of outdoor gardens, floor-to-ceiling windows in every patient room and more than 400 works of original art.
Glove to treat symptoms of stroke
Strokes often have a devastating impact on our hands. Now, Stanford researchers are collaborating on a vibrating glove that could improve hand function after a stroke.
Ultra-fast communication in aquatic microbes
Observations of cellular life in a local marsh lead Stanford researchers to the discovery of a new type of intercellular communication.
Marketing cigarettes as eco-friendly
A survey of adult former smokers, current smokers and people who have never smoked found that cigarettes marketed as being environmentally friendly were perceived as less harmful to health and the environment.
Microbiome initiative launched
The Stanford Microbiome Therapies Initiative is backed by gifts from Marc and Lynne Benioff and Mark and Debra Leslie and is focused on developing and testing new disease therapies.
Stanford Health Care shines in Joint Commission survey
When surveyors from The Joint Commission conducted their triennial accreditation survey earlier this summer, Stanford Health Care passed with flying colors.
Neuron-nudged mice see what isn’t there
Stanford scientists, using only direct brain stimulation, reproduced both the brain dynamics and the behavioral response of mice taught to discriminate between two different images.
East Bay oncology joint venture in works
Stanford Health Care and Sutter Health intend to expand and enhance clinical integration toward a shared goal of providing coordinated, seamless cancer care in the East Bay.
Limiting abortion funding leads to more abortions
A U.S. foreign policy opposing abortion has resulted in less funding for family planning and birth control, leading to more unwanted pregnancies, a Stanford study found.
111th diploma ceremony for med school
“In a world that encourages increasing specialization, hold on to that sense of being a student,” Stanford Provost Persis Drell told Stanford School of Medicine graduates.
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