Social- versus food-related brain cells
Researchers at Stanford demonstrated that direct stimulation of fewer than two dozen neurons linked to social interaction was enough to suppress a mouse’s drive to feed itself.
Fragile DNA creates evolutionary hot spot
DNA regions susceptible to breakage and loss are genetic hot spots for important evolutionary changes, according to Stanford study. The findings may lead to new understanding of human evolution.
Physical therapy for reducing opioid use
Physical therapy within three months of a musculoskeletal pain diagnosis reduced patients’ risk of long-term opioid use by about 10 percent, according to a study by researchers at Stanford and Duke.
Stanford Medicine’s 2018 Health Trends Report
The report finds a rapid increase in the volume and utility of health-related data, creating an opportunity to democratize health care.
Understanding ‘chemo brain’
Three types of cells in the brain’s white matter show interwoven problems during the cognitive dysfunction that follows treatment with the cancer drug methotrexate, Stanford neuroscientists have found.
Possible zinc strategy for diabetes
To treat diabetes directly, rather than manage its symptoms, doctors need a way to get drugs to cells that produce insulin. The key, Stanford researchers report, may be those cells’ affinity for zinc.
What sea invertebrate reveals about us
A lowly sea creature may provide a way to understand our own blood-forming system, improve our immune function and find new immune-associated tools for biological discovery, Stanford researchers say.
Bee-made protein keeps stem cells primed
An active protein component of royal jelly helps honeybees create new queens. Stanford researchers have identified a similar protein in mammals, which keeps cultured embryonic stem cells pluripotent.
Dental opioids and youth addiction
In teenagers and young adults, receiving opioids from dental providers is linked with elevated risk for continued opioid use and abuse, a Stanford study has found.
Possible therapy for surgical adhesions
Fibrous adhesions that form after abdominal surgery may be preventable or treatable, according to Stanford study. Adhesions affect most surgical patients, and treating them costs over $1 billion annually.
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