Study finds possible new jet-lag treatment: Exposure to flashing light
Short flashes of light at night are more effective than using continuous light as therapy to prevent disruptions in people’s circadian rhythms, according to researchers.
Individuals' medical histories predicted by their noncoding genomes
Researchers have found that analyzing mutations in regions of the genome that control genes can predict medical conditions such as hypertension, narcolepsy and heart problems.
Fast, accurate cystic fibrosis test developed at Stanford
The new technique will allow for more comprehensive newborn screening, while also cutting the time and cost needed for testing.
Small number of physicians linked to many malpractice claims
A small group of physicians accounts for a substantial share of all claims, and an ability to reliably identify those physicians at an early stage could guide efforts to improve heath care, according to a new study.
Stanford Medicine and Intermountain Healthcare to collaborate on research, patient care, training
The five-year agreement between the two organizations involves clinical research in heart disease, cancer and other conditions, as well as methods to improve health delivery and clinician training.
Wearable device detects, analyzes real-time changes in chemical composition of sweat
Complementary electronic technologies underlie a newly developed, wearable sensor that can help monitor what is happening inside the body.
Chemotherapy may benefit subgroup of stage-2 colon cancer patients
A small subset of colon cancers lacks the CDX2 protein — a hallmark of colon tissue maturation. Patients with these cancers may benefit more than others from chemotherapy.
Low-fiber diet may cause irreversible depletion of gut bacteria over generations
When mice with gut bacteria from a human were put on a low-fiber diet, the diversity of their intestinal inhabitants plummeted. Four generations on a low-fiber diet caused irreversible losses.
Expert in cancer immunotherapy joins Stanford Medicine faculty
Crystal Mackall will lead the university’s efforts to translate basic science discoveries into immune-based treatments for pediatric and adult cancers.
Tweak in gene expression may have helped humans walk upright
A study of the tiny stickleback fish led to the identification of a genomic region possibly linked to modifications in human toes and feet that enable upright walking.
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