FAST, the science education and community outreach project started by Stanford graduate students, has changed the lives of both high schoolers and mentors.
Month: November 2018
A letter of gratitude from a medical student-turned-patient
After a health scare, this medical student gives thanks to her support network and the many medical professionals who took care of her.
Developing cells rely on genetic switches, DNA looping to become different tissue types, Stanford researchers find
DNA looping, or folding, directs a cell's developmental fate. Harnessing this 'DNA origami' could help researchers generate specific tissues for therapies.
The reluctant entrepreneur: How a Stanford neurosurgeon advanced radiosurgery treatment and access
During a recent lecture on campus, Stanford neurosurgeon John Adler discussed his entrepreneurial journey.
Focusing on psychological treatment for patients with pain
Stanford Medicine pain psychologist Beth Darnall wants to see psychology incorporated into pain treatment. She discusses that in a new interview.
FAST in action: A visit to Andrew P. Hill High School
This piece, the second in a series, provides a glimpse inside FAST, a program led by Stanford graduate students to encourage teens to explore science.
Exercise and diet key during midlife for women to avoid heart disease, diabetes
Modifying diet and increasing exercise during midlife can help women ward off heart disease and diabetes, Stanford-led study finds.
A look at how colds and chronic disease affect DNA expression
Geneticist Michael Snyder has tracked the expression of his genes for three years, focusing on changes in response to chronic or acute disease.
Matching kids to right-sized hearts: New method shortens transplant waits
Using CT scans to create estimates of heart volume is making it easier for cardiologists at Packard Children's Hospital to match kids to donor hearts.
Beginnings of FAST: Diversifying science by providing opportunities for high school students
FAST began in 2015 as a small science education effort led by several Stanford graduate students. Now, it is reaching about 100 high school students this year.
Stricter gun laws reduce child and adolescent gun deaths, Stanford study finds
Across the country, states with more restrictive firearm laws have significantly fewer pediatric gun deaths than those with lax gun laws.
Backwards progress? Skeletal stem cells turn back time to correct damage
Is extensive regeneration possible in humans? Stanford researchers show skeletal stem cells can move backward developmentally when major repairs are needed.
Stanford physicians outline potential negative health effects of detaining immigrant children
Loss of autonomy is a major source of trauma, physicians say. A trauma-informed approach would benefit immigrant families and communities receiving them.
Higher birth risks associated with older dads
From the data of more than 40 million births, scientists link paternal age to birth risks and even risks to the mother’s health.
In the Spotlight: Using bats to understand disease and affect policy
Dorothy Tovar, a graduate student and Boston native, explains her research and her career goals in this In the Spotlight feature.
Understanding AFib: Drugs and procedures to help restore a normal rhythm
In this sixth piece in the Understanding AFib series, physician Randall Stafford explains how medications, procedures and pacemakers can be used for AFib.