Protein clumps affect neural stem cells
Young, resting neural stem cells have large protein clumps often associated with neurodegeneration. As stem cells age, the aggregates inhibit their ability to make new neurons, Stanford researchers say.
Ethics review needed for AI use in health care
In a perspective piece, Stanford researchers discuss the ethical implications of using machine-learning tools in making health care decisions for patients.
Predicting success of lung cancer drug
With the help of a new radioactive tracer, doctors can predict with more than 80 percent accuracy how well a widely-used lung cancer drug will combat tumors, according to researchers at Stanford.
CRISPR helps reveal drug targets for ALS
Through genome editing, scientists at Stanford have pinpointed genes that reveal mechanistic details of ALS and may even protect against the degeneration of neurons.
Misbehaving cells predict relapse in leukemia
Analyzing individual cancer cells has enabled Stanford researchers to identify the small population of cells that spur relapse in some children with leukemia.
Reducing side effects of a cancer therapy
Stanford scientists created an odd couple: a modified version of an immune-signaling protein and a coordinately modified receptor for this protein. The two bind only to each other, easing an advanced anti-cancer therapy’s side effects.
More premature births after recent deployment
Giving birth soon after military deployment is linked to greater risk of premature delivery, a Stanford study of U.S. servicewomen found, but deployment history itself does not raise prematurity risk.
Magazine explores new frontiers
The winter issue of Stanford Medicine magazine highlights science that pushes boundaries to save lives and considers ethical questions that are a fundamental part of research.
Iron triggers lung transplant infection
Iron enables a common mold to take root in lung transplant recipients, according to Stanford researchers who led a study that offers a new perspective for understanding and treating these pulmonary infections.
Gerald Reaven, who coined ‘Syndrome X,’ dies
Gerald Reaven’s decades of research at Stanford helped show that insulin resistance could lead to Type 2 diabetes and multiple other diseases.
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