Genetic mutations affecting a single gene called LRRK2 play an outsized role in Parkinson's disease, but nobody's been able to say what the connection is between the genetic defect and the brain-cell die-off that characterizes the condition. Here's a clue.
In this piece, Dean Lloyd Minor argues that doctors and researchers have a responsibility to educate people about the role and value of science.
A Stanford specialist clarifies misconceptions about acute flaccid myelitis, a rare complication of certain viral infections in children.
Stanford researchers have shown in rats that pharmacologically active amounts of a fast-acting anesthetic drug could be released from nanoparticle "cages" in small, specified brain areas at which the scientists had aimed a beam of focused ultrasound. In principle, the same approach could work for many drugs with widely differing pharmacological actions and psychiatric applications, and even for some chemotherapeutic drugs used to combat cancer.
DNA looping, or folding, directs a cell's developmental fate. Harnessing this 'DNA origami' could help researchers generate specific tissues for therapies.
Modifying diet and increasing exercise during midlife can help women ward off heart disease and diabetes, Stanford-led study finds.
Geneticist Michael Snyder has tracked the expression of his genes for three years, focusing on changes in response to chronic or acute disease.
Is extensive regeneration possible in humans? Stanford researchers show skeletal stem cells can move backward developmentally when major repairs are needed.
From the data of more than 40 million births, scientists link paternal age to birth risks and even risks to the mother’s health.
A novel immunotherapy appears safe for use in patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Here, a Northern California man shares his experience in the study.
A Stanford team has developed an algorithm that uses data about tumors to identify new classifications that can provide information about patient outcomes
Stanford scientists identified two key genes responsible for the rapid bone growth of deer antlers, a finding that may one day help treat bone disease.
A new review article investigates the relationship between heavy media multitasking and cognition to determine how media use is shaping our minds and brains.
A Stanford-led study examines whether the Patient Activation Measure can serve as an early indicator that an effort is affecting health care costs
Stanford researchers have identified that the paraventricular thalamus serves as a kind of gatekeeper that identifies and tracks the most relevant details.
In a new study, a team of researchers has examined the relationship between protein binding to DNA and the development of cancer.