Potential for lifetime flu vaccine
Another year, another flu vaccine, because so far scientists haven’t managed to make a vaccine that protects against all strains of flu. A new approach could end that ritual and protect against deadly pandemic flu.
Surgeons turn to basic science in cancer fight
In 2012, a pair of neurosurgery residents traded their scrubs for lab coats in an effort to understand, at the most basic level, what causes medulloblastoma, the most common pediatric brain cancer.
Students display diverse research
Sixty medical students presented a broad array of projects at this year’s medical student research symposium.
Roy Maffly dies at 91
The former associate dean at the Stanford School of Medicine helped form a minority admissions council that increased the number of students from underrepresented groups.
Choice-based C-section pain management
The Stanford-led research tested an approach that allowed women to choose the level of pain management they wanted during a cesarean section.
Drug reduces kidney failure in diabetics
Canagliflozin, a drug approved to lower glucose levels in diabetic patients, can slow the progression of kidney disease, according to a study co-authored by a Stanford Medicine researcher.
Helping with NASA twins study
Stanford scientists and their collaborators found markers of immune-related stress and other molecular changes in the body of NASA astronaut Scott Kelly.
Possible ‘bubble boy’ disease therapy
In preclinical trials, Stanford scientists and their collaborators harnessed the gene-editing system CRISPR-Cas9 to replace the mutated gene underpinning the devastating immune disease.
Possible role of deep brain structure in concussion
Through a combination of biometric tracking, simulated modeling and medical imaging, Stanford researchers have detailed how hits to the side of the head may cause concussion.
Mystery novel and dream spur key insight
On Dec. 14, 2014, after many months of not getting expected results, biochemist Jim Spudich got into bed, read a chunk of a novel, fell asleep and had a dream that would change the thinking in his field about what causes a common and often lethal heart defect.
Apple Heart Study demonstrates ability of wearable technology to detect atrial fibrillation
Stanford researchers presented preliminary findings from a virtual study that enrolled more than 400,000 participants.
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