Edited with a phone. 3-13-17
Stanford cytogeneticist Athena Cherry dies
Athena Cherry, the director of Stanford’s Cytogenetics Laboratory for more than 20 years, died Feb. 4 of lung cancer.
Gift helps eliminate medical school debt
Philanthropic funding will cover both tuition and living expenses for students who qualify for aid, eliminating the need for medical school loans.
Electrolyte supplements don’t prevent illness
Researchers found that supplements did not appear to protect endurance athletes from illness caused by electrolyte imbalances. They also found that hot temperatures are a risk factor.
Microbial loss, ulcerative colitis linked
Bacteria normally inhabiting healthy people’s intestines — and the anti-inflammatory metabolites these bacteria produce — are depleted in ulcerative colitis patients, a Stanford study shows.
Clues to how tiny fish ‘pauses’ life
Stanford scientists have identified molecular drivers that put the “pause” in “diapause,” a life stage of the African killifish that suspends its development as an embryo.