Stem cells faulty in Duchenne muscular dystrophy, researchers find
In a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, muscle stem cells express connective-tissue genes associated with fibrosis and muscle weakness, according to a new study.
Medicare payment reform saves money, helps patients, study finds
Researchers have found evidence that Medicare reimbursement reform has reduced the incidence of easily preventable, hospital-acquired health problems.
Poor semen quality linked to hypertension, other health problems, study finds
A study of men who were evaluated for the cause of their infertility finds previously unknown relationships between deficiencies in their semen and other, seemingly unrelated health problems.
Stanford Blood Center partners with BayKids Studios to boost December blood supply
Those who donate blood at the Stanford Blood Center in December will also be helping a filmmaking project for children facing serious illness.
Blocking receptor in brain’s immune cells counters Alzheimer’s in mice, study finds
Brain cells called microglia chew up toxic substances and cell debris, calm inflammation and make nerve-cell-nurturing substances. New research shows that keeping them on the job may prevent neurodegeneration.
Lymphedema home treatment improves outcomes, reduces costs, researchers find
Home therapy helps control symptoms and save on the costs of treating lymphedema, a painful, often debilitating side effect of life-saving cancer treatments, a new study has found.
Blistering skin disease may be treatable with ‘therapeutic reprogramming,’ researchers say
In laboratory experiments, researchers were able to correct a collagen defect — the source of a blistering skin disease — in stem cells made from patients.
Expert pilots process multiple visual cues more efficiently, Stanford and VA scientists find
A new study has found that expert pilots’ brains process visual data more efficiently, allowing them time to make better decisions when landing.
An enzyme that fixes broken DNA sometimes destroys it instead, researchers find
The discovery of a new mechanism of DNA damage could offer new insights into cancer and neurodegenerative disease, and also reveals a surprising role for messenger RNA, the molecule that forms the genetic transcript.
Pluripotent cells created by nuclear transfer can prompt immune reaction, researchers find
Stanford researchers find that genetic differences in mitochondria contained in egg cells used in a process known as nuclear transfer can prompt rejection by the immune system in mice.
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