Physicians, public policy experts to address Ebola epidemic
A group of Stanford experts will discuss the health, governance, security and ethical challenges posed by the Ebola virus.
Stanford researcher leads international trial to compare heart-disease treatments
Researchers are recruiting patients for a clinical trial that will compare bypass surgery with a stenting procedure for the treatment of coronary artery disease.
Re-analysis of clinical trial data can change conclusions, say researchers
A re-analysis of raw data from published clinical trials sometimes leads to new conclusions about whether and which patients will benefit from a new drug or medical intervention.
UV light can turn gene into source of skin cancers, researchers find
Researchers have identified a previously unknown oncogene that drives the development of a common human skin cancer in response to exposure to sunlight.
Breast cancer patients with bilateral mastectomy don’t have better survival rates, researchers find
The first-ever direct comparison of breast cancer surgeries shows no survival benefit for women who had both breasts removed compared with women who underwent lumpectomy followed by radiation therapy.
New drug promises relief for inflammatory pain, scientists say
Researchers have discovered that a compound they developed could potentially serve as a painkiller, with particular utility for East Asians with an alcohol-metabolizing enzyme mutation.
Humans, flies, worms: Researchers work to understand gene expression across organisms
A multi-institutional effort to identify how genes are regulated among humans, flies and worms has identified significant similarities and differences among the organisms.
Targeted brain stimulation aids stroke recovery in mice, scientists find
Optogenetically stimulating mice’s brains five days after stroke improved the animals’ motor control and brain biochemistry.
New research sheds light on how children’s brains memorize facts
As children shift from counting on their fingers to remembering math facts, the hippocampus and its functional circuits support the brain’s construction of adultlike ways of using memory.
Researchers seek children to taste chocolate milkshakes
Researchers are seeking kids to participate in an imaging study to help explain how the brain may drive some people to overeat.