Impaired reward circuitry in autism
Deficits in the brain’s reward circuit are linked to social deficits in children with autism and may point the way toward better treatments, according to a new Stanford study.
How a magnetized wire attracts tumor cells
Scientists at Stanford used the wire to capture free-floating tumor cells in the blood, a technique that soon could be used in humans to yield an earlier cancer diagnosis.
Physician burnout linked to medical error
The epidemic of physician burnout may be the source of even more medical errors than unsafe medical workplace conditions, a new study led by Stanford researchers has found.
Study solves mystery of genetic mutation
Stanford researchers used genetic-editing tools and stem cell technology to uncover whether a genetic mutation linked to a heart rhythm disorder was benign or pathogenic.
Hormone receptor and prematurity risk
A key hormone receptor evolved quickly as or early humans migrated from Africa, producing localized gene changes that may affect modern women’s risk of preterm birth, according to a Stanford-led study.
Karl Deisseroth wins Kyoto Prize
The award, which includes a gift of 100 million yen (about $913,000), recognizes the neuroscientist for pioneering and advancing a technology for studying brain circuits.
Biomarker for flu susceptibility discovered
Scientists at Stanford are believed to be the first to have discovered a biomarker that can predict who will be most susceptible to influenza.
Blood test predicts premature birth
Measuring RNA fragments in a pregnant woman’s blood gives a reliable estimate of the baby’s due date and can predict if the baby will arrive prematurely, a Stanford-led team has shown.
Cellular ‘death code’ discovered
Stanford scientists and their collaborators have discovered a molecule that initiates the final, crucial step in a type of cell death.
Study finds problems with prescriptions
New research indicates that 11 million Americans may need to talk to their doctor about taking different prescriptions of aspirin, statins and blood pressure medications, according to a study led by Stanford researchers.
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