Medicine X|ED set for April 22-23
In its first year as a stand-alone conference, Stanford Medicine X|ED will focus on how to increase diversity among health care workers and design new tools for their education.
Initial hospital costs of gun injuries $6.6 billion
Stanford researchers report that the $6.6 billion figure is just the tip of the iceberg: It does not include costs of emergency room visits or hospital readmissions.
Bias hunters looking in the right places
The biggest single source of bias across all fields of science comes from so-called small-study effects, Stanford researchers report.
Patients blinded by treatment touted as ‘trial’
After three patients were blinded following a treatment marketed as a stem cell clinical trial, Stanford ophthalmologist Jeffrey Goldberg calls for increased patient education and regulation.
Antibody effective against brain tumors
Antibodies against the CD47 “don’t eat me” signal were shown in in mice to be a safe and effective way to target five kinds of pediatric brain tumors, according to Stanford researchers.
Training improves memory, changes brain
Stanford scientists found that teaching ordinary people a technique used by “memory athletes” not only boosted their recall ability but also induced lasting changes in the organization of their brains.
Drug combo effective against dengue, Ebola
To develop a potential antiviral treatment, Stanford researchers adopted an unusual approach: Rather than trying to disable viral enzymes, they targeted proteins the infected individual makes — and the virus needs.
Magazine examines art’s role in medicine
When the arts and humanities play a role in medicine, patients, researchers and doctors can benefit. The winter issue of Stanford Medicine magazine features articles on the intersection of medicine with the arts and humanities.
Fast, brain-controlled typing achieved
In a Stanford-led research report, three participants with movement impairment controlled an onscreen cursor simply by imagining their own hand movements.
Pancreatic cells change fate to produce insulin
Alpha cells can convert to insulin-producing beta cells in mice when just two genes are blocked, a new Stanford study shows. A similar mechanism may occur in people with diabetes.
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