Stanford Medicine magazine on sex, gender and medicine
The spring issue of the magazine highlights how sex and gender differences should be part of medical education, research and care. It includes a Q&A with Barbra Streisand on fighting gender discrimination in cardiovascular research and treatment.
Cancer therapy may work in unexpected way
An antibody to the cell receptor PD-1 may launch a two-pronged assault on cancer by initiating attacks by both T cells and macrophages, a Stanford study has found.
Conference on children, immigration
The Child Health and Immigration Conference on May 25 will bring together Stanford researchers, policymakers and community leaders to discuss the effects of immigration policies on kids.
First possible drug treatment for lymphedema
Collaboration between two Stanford labs has resulted in the discovery of a molecular cause for lymphedema and the first possible drug treatment for it.
Crowdsourcing autism data
Many areas across the globe have few autism experts, leading to delayed care for kids who live there. Stanford scientists have launched a crowdsourcing project to pinpoint such geographic gaps, and find ways to fill them.
Dementia care falls mainly on women
As the population ages, a surge in patients with dementia will place an inordinate burden on working women, risking “hard-fought gains for equality in the workplace,” according to Stanford researchers.
Participants sought for peanut allergy studies
Scientists at Stanford are studying a vaccine and an antibody drug that may help reduce the severity of peanut allergies.
Gun sales spiked after mass shootings
In the six weeks after the Newtown and San Bernardino mass shootings, handguns sales jumped in California, yet there is little research on why — or on the implications for public health, according to a Stanford researcher.
Forebrain circuits assembled in lab
Stanford investigators fused two stem-cell-derived neural spheroids, each containing a different type of human neuron, then watched as one set of neurons migrated and hooked up with the other set.
Big data conference set for May 24-25
The two-day event at Stanford will focus on ways of using big data to advance precision health.
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