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Center aims to stop disease before it starts
At the Precision Health and Integrated Diagnostics Center, scientists turn the norms of disease research on their head, searching not for treatments but for ways to prevent disease entirely.
Bereavement in pregnancy affects child
The scholars said that their study contributes to the research documenting a causal link between fetal stress exposure and mental health later in life.
PET tracer predicts success of cancer ‘vaccine’
With a radioactive tracer, scientists can use a PET scan to quickly tell whether a cancer immunotherapy will be effective or not, according to a new Stanford study.
Reducing tapeworm infection in kids
Tapeworm infection from eating contaminated pork can damage the brain, causing learning impairments and possibly enforcing cycles of poverty. A Stanford study is the first to look at infection rates within schools and propose solutions targeting children.
Stanley Falkow dies at 84
“A giant in the field of microbiology,” the Stanford researcher identified the mechanisms by which antibiotic resistance spreads and played a key role in the development of DNA cloning.
Multigene tests for breast cancer on the rise
Tests to detect mutations in multiple genes are replacing BRCA-only analyses in women with breast cancer, according to a study by scientists at Stanford and several other institutions. Greater access to genetic counselors needed.
Gerald Reaven memorial service May 24
Speakers at a celebration of the life of Reaven, a renowned endocrinologist, will include faculty, family and colleagues.
Special diet helps bacteria engraft in gut
Gut bacteria able to digest seaweed can outcompete native bacteria in the large intestine of nori-fed mice, according to Stanford scientists. Favoring one species over others in the gut could help advance precision health.
For ‘Project Lung,’ research gets personal
When James Spudich was diagnosed with lung cancer, researchers had a rare, and unexpected, opportunity to study healthy and diseased human tissue at an unprecedented level of detail.
Cryogenic electron microscopy facility opens
The new facility, led by two School of Medicine researchers, provides advanced tools for exploring tiny biological machines, from viral particles to the interior of the cell.