App for studying peripheral artery disease
Researchers hope people who have the condition will download the app and enroll in a study that will provide insights into patterns of the disease’s progression and may point toward new methods of treatment.
Student dies in climbing accident
Aspiring immunologist Maria Birukova was an experienced mountaineer, and was studying ways to treat with chronic wounds. She died on Sept. 18.
Program launched to train physician assistants
Students in the program will train alongside medical students in clinical care and coursework, as well as pursue an area of scholarly concentration.
Project to explore wellness
An international clinical research project that Stanford launched on Sept. 12 aims to find out how to enhance health and overall wellness.
Common molecular pathology in Parkinson’s
Intracellular defects that lead to cells’ failure to decommission faulty “power packs” known as mitochondria cause nerve cells to die, triggering the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
Cell, gene medicine lab opens
Making cell- or virus-based therapies for use in humans requires a rigid set of quality-control standards outlined by the Food and Drug Administration. A new Stanford facility will allow promising new therapies to be tested in the clinic.
Brain circuit drives sleep-wake cycle
Inhibiting the firing of nerve cells in a brain area long known to guide goal-directed behavior makes mice build nests and fall asleep, a new study shows. Stimulating the circuit roused the mice and kept them awake.
Study on treatment decisions seeks participants
The study is designed to collect neurophysiological and psychological information from women faced with a breast cancer diagnosis and many treatment decisions.
Retinoic acid deficiency linked to tumors
Levels of retinoic acid, a vitamin A metabolite, are low in mice and humans with colorectal cancer, according to new research. People with high levels of an enzyme that degrades retinoic acid have a poor prognosis.
How doctors answer e-cigarette questions
Researchers analyzed an online medical forum to better understand what patients want to know about e-cigarettes and how doctors respond to those questions.
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