Irving Weissman honored for stem cell, cancer work
Weissman and Johns Hopkins’ Bert Vogelstein will share the 2019 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research for discoveries in stem cell and cancer biology.
Stanford to co-lead new biomedical ethics hub
The new center, funded by a $7.1 million award from the National Human Genome Research Institute, will collect and share research on the ethical, legal and social implications of genomics.
Scientists boost neuron recovery in rats
Stanford researchers blocked a molecule to help restore neurons in rats in which the flow of fresh blood to the brain was reduced. The approach could lead to new treatments for people who have suffered a stroke or cardiac arrest.
Art, nature enlisted for healing at new hospital
The new Stanford Hospital values the restorative qualities of art and nature. It includes four acres of outdoor gardens, floor-to-ceiling windows in every patient room and more than 400 works of original art.
Endowed professorships announced
Michele Barry, Andra Blomkalns and Jeffrey Goldberg have been appointed to endowed professorships.
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Epithelia comprise a vital tissue that lines the internal and external surfaces of metazoan animals. Epithelial biology focuses on universal organizing principles that include the processes governing tissue polarity, adhesion, growth control and differentiation. Insights into abnormalities in these processes are of potential value in the understanding and molecular correction of the vast number of human diseases that affect epithelial tissues.
The Stanford Program in Epithelial Biology was founded in 1999 in the Stanford Department of Dermatology as a Tier A Multidisciplinary Stanford Research Program. Since its inception, it has grown to involve 60 Stanford faculty members working on questions in epithelial biology using an array of experimental systems, including C. elegans, Drosophila, Xenopus and mammals.
The four major current programmatic components of the Stanford Program in Epithelial Biology include a weekly seminar series, an NIH-funded Training Grant for post-doctoral fellows, graduate studies in Epithelial Biology, and Stanford Velius Scientia, a mentoring society for young scientists in the Stanford epithelial biology community at Stanford. These programmatic efforts are designed to facilitate synergistic interactions as well as to foster the career development of students and post-doctoral fellows in the Program.
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