Children in high-mortality hotspots
A new spatial analysis from Stanford shows that progress in combating child mortality has been highly uneven, even within countries where overall declines are substantial…
Fat cell-maturation hormone found
Mature fat cells produce a hormone that regulates the differentiation of nearby stem cells in response to glucocorticoid hormones and high-fat diets, Stanford researchers have found.
Three to receive Dean’s Medal
The medal honors individuals who have made scientific, medical, humanitarian, public service or other contributions that have significantly advanced the mission of the school.
Radiologist F. Graham Sommer dies
The professor emeritus of radiology was remembered for his commitment to research and mentoring, and his love of music.
Dietary approach to depleting stem cells
A new study shows that a diet deficient in valine effectively depleted the blood stem cells in mice and made it possible to perform a blood stem cell transplantation on them.
Surgery relieves symptoms of heart anomaly
A Stanford study shows that a type of surgery improves the quality of life for patients with myocardial bridging, a congenital condition caused by a major artery tunneling through heart muscle.
New blood test may predict cardiovascular disease
An assessment blending several measures of immune-cell responsiveness predicted cardiovascular problems in individuals who likely would have slipped under the radar.
Low-testosterone therapy and dementia
A new retrospective study of the health records of prostate cancer patients supports an association between androgen deprivation therapy and future risk of dementia.
Technique can predict if antidepressants will help
Researchers were able to predict with 80 percent accuracy whether antidepressants would help patients by analyzing their brain function and personal history.
Insulin resistance, tired mice
Shutting off a gene implicated in insulin resistance leads to damaged mitochondria and decreased exercise capacity in mice.
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