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Month: January 2018
Stronger approaches needed to help malnourished children grow
Improvements in water, sanitation and handwashing infrastructure improved health of malnourished children, but not growth after two years, study finds.
Strong hearts need strong blood vessels — lab neighbors discover
A conversation about a molecule called Ino80 led to findings that could help researchers develop therapies for a rare genetic disease of the heart muscle.
LGBTQ town hall aimed to spur creation of stronger community at Stanford Medicine
"We have the opportunity to lead in meeting the needs and affirming the value and importance of our LGBTQ community," Dean Lloyd Minor said at campus event.
Symposium celebrates how Stanford led the way to heart surgery success
Fifty years after the first adult heart transplant in the U.S., the event featured doctors who've contributed to the development of heart transplantation.
Smoke and mirrors: Writing that commemorates Frankenstein
Physician writers at Stanford read original pieces on a theme illuminated by Frankenstein: How does one consider the creation and alteration of life?
In an era of ever-changing medical knowledge, starting medical school from scratch
Dedicating a year to research, a Stanford medical student comes to terms with temporarily falling behind the constant flood of medical information.
A look into the causes of epilepsy with a Stanford neuroscientist
John Huguenard and his team are learning what role electrical excitability of brain cells plays in epilepsy — and how we might someday control it.
How sexual harassment can hurt victims’ health
In a recent report on KQED, Stanford’s David Spiegel explains how a victim's health can be affected by sexual harassment in the short and long term.
Positive attitude toward math tied to kids’ math achievement, Stanford study finds
The team showed that a better attitude toward math was linked to better function of an important brain memory center while the kids did math problems.
Stanford-led clinical trial extends time window of intensive treatment for acute stroke to 16 hours
The study's finding is likely to translate into an increase in the number of acute-stroke patients receiving thrombectomies -- and likely save lives.
Why every medical student should also be a teacher
All medical students should have the opportunity to teach, writes fourth-year medical student Nathaniel Fleming.
New form of cellulose discovered in bacteria
Stanford chemist Lynette Cegelski and her team discovered a new form of bacterial cellulose, a finding that could shed light on new ways to fight bacterial infections.
Learning to navigate challenging conversations — thanks to a ride-sharing app
The driver says she's opposed to vaccination. The medical student learns the value of developing a bond, rather than confronting on a single issue.
The technology of sleep: Can gadgets help?
Stanford’s Jamie Zeitzer discusses sleep science and new slumber-related gadgets with Ira Flatow on a Science Friday podcast.
A better way to test for HIV: Translate it into DNA
There are easy ways to test for HIV, and there are reliable ways, but easy and reliable? That's hard to come by — but perhaps not for long.