Stanford Medicine magazine reports on vision
The magazine’s summer issue highlights new strategies to protect and restore sight. It also includes an essay by bestselling author Joyce Maynard on life during her husband’s battle with cancer.
‘Genome cloaking’ enhances privacy
Stanford researchers used cryptography to cloak irrelevant genetic information in individuals’ genomes while revealing disease-associated mutations. They say the technique could vastly improve patient privacy.
Medicine X conference set for Sept. 15-17
This year’s theme for the annual Medicine X symposium is the importance of individual citizens in helping to build a more caring culture in health care.
Cochran appointed bioengineering chair
Jennifer Cochran, whose research focuses on development of new technologies for high-throughput protein analysis and engineering, succeeds Norbert Pelc.
Excitation-inhibition imbalance in autism
Stanford researchers used advanced lab technologies to show, in mice, that symptoms of autism can be countered by reducing the ratio of excitatory to inhibitory neuronal firing in the forebrain.
Freezing embryos linked to more IVF pregnancies
A study led by Stanford and a biotechnology company found that women who have high progesterone levels when their eggs are retrieved benefit from waiting to receive embryos.
Chronic fatigue syndrome biomarkers found
Stanford investigators used high-throughput analysis to link inflammation to chronic fatigue syndrome, a difficult-to-diagnose disease with no known cure.
Social cues deter male mice’s rage
A tiny set of nerve cells in a male mouse’s brain activates aggression. But a new Stanford study shows that the male’s susceptibility to this activation depends on whether it has been housed with other mice or in isolation.
Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine created
The new Stanford Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine will work to turn discoveries into stem cell and gene therapies to aid the millions of people who have genetic diseases.
High cost of fewer measles vaccinations
A 5 percent drop in childhood measles vaccination levels would cause annual measles cases to triple, according to researchers at Stanford and Baylor.
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