Medical marijuana does not reduce opioid deaths
Revisiting a 2014 study that suggested states with medical marijuana saw fewer opioid deaths, Stanford researchers in fact found no connection between marijuana availability and fatal opioid overdoses.
Effects of smoke from wildfire vs. controlled burn
Immune markers and pollutant levels in the blood indicate wildfire smoke may be more harmful to children’s health than smoke from a controlled burn, Stanford researchers found.
Toward radiation-free stem cell transplants
Researchers at Stanford and the University of Tokyo may have cracked the code to doing stem cell transplants and gene therapy without radiation and chemotherapy.
E-cigarette flavorings harm blood vessel cells
E-cigarette flavorings damage human blood vessel cells grown in the lab even in the absence of nicotine, Stanford researchers and their colleagues found. Cinnamon and menthol flavors were particularly harmful.
Tobacco merch promotes teen use
Many teens own e-cigarette samples, coupons or branded promotional items, and this makes them more likely to try the products, a Stanford study found.
U.S. reputation better after AIDS, malaria programs
Stanford researchers find favorability ratings of the United States increased in proportion to health aid, particularly after the implementation of AIDS relief and anti-malaria programs.
Immune cells cause osteoarthritis
Mast cells — infamous for secreting allergy-triggering chemicals — also secrete a cartilage-degrading enzyme. Blocking mast cell development, or the activity of the enzyme, protected mice from osteoarthritis in a Stanford study.
Pilot program for precision health
A Stanford clinical trial that provided proactive, personalized care to participants detected overlooked health conditions and risks.
Single protein impairs old mice’s memory
Impeding VCAM1, a protein that tethers circulating immune cells to blood vessel walls, enabled old mice to perform as well on memory and learning tests as young mice, a Stanford study found.
Revealing health through big data
Years-long tracking of individuals’ biology helped define what it meant for them to be healthy and showed how changes from the norm could signal disease, a Stanford-led study reports.
Leading in Precision Health
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