New way to sort cells without limitations of traditional methods
The method is analogous to analyzing a smoothie to find what fruits went into making it, the researchers say.
Global collaboration leads to discovery of insulin-resistance mutation
An international team led by Stanford researchers has discovered a gene associated with insulin resistance, a condition in which the body doesn’t use insulin properly.
Inaugural Childx conference to be held at Stanford in April
Alan Guttmacher, a leading child health expert, will give a keynote address at the TED-style event April 2-3, which will bring together diverse experts in fetal and child health.
Scientists discover how to change human leukemia cells into harmless immune cells
After a chance observation in the lab, researchers found a method that can force dangerous leukemia cells in the lab to mature into harmless immune cells called macrophages.
Genetic basis of rosacea identified by researchers
Researchers identified two regions of the genome associated with rosacea, an inflammatory and poorly understood skin disease. The regions may be linked to other systemic diseases.
Paul Kalanithi, writer and neurosurgeon, dies at 37
Paul Kalanithi wrote essays for The New York Times and Stanford Medicine reflecting on being a physician and a patient, the human experience of facing death, and the joy he found despite terminal illness.
Centuries-old DNA helps identify specific origins of slave skeletons found in Caribbean
A newly developed genetic technique enabled researchers to sequence DNA from the teeth of 300-year-old skeletons, helping to pinpoint where in Africa three slaves had likely lived before being captured.
Stanford launches smartphone app to study heart health
A free iPhone app allows users to contribute to a study of human heart health while learning about the health of their own hearts, and uses a new software framework developed by Apple.
Skin tumors develop specific mutations to resist drug, researchers say
Basal cell carcinomas develop mutations in a protein on the Hedgehog pathway to evade a common drug therapy. Targeting another portion of the pathway may be an effective alternative treatment.
Mary Hawn, surgeon who researches quality and clinical effectiveness, to head Stanford’s Department of Surgery
Mary Hawn, who starts at Stanford on July 1, is currently director of gastrointestinal surgery and vice chair for quality and clinical effectiveness at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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