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Recent Stanford research on the importance of a particular gene in aging can be traced to a casual conversation between roommates.

Recent Stanford research on the importance of a particular gene in aging can be traced to a casual conversation between roommates.

Intestinal tissue can be cultured in the form of little hollow "gutballs." To make them more useful, scientists figured out how to turn them inside out.

Intestinal tissue can be cultured in the form of little hollow "gutballs." To make them more useful, scientists figured out how to turn them inside out.

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Orthopaedic surgeon Constance Chu has spent her career seeking ways to prevent osteoarthritis from developing after a knee injury.

Orthopaedic surgeon Constance Chu has spent her career seeking ways to prevent osteoarthritis from developing after a knee injury.

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Withdrawing or withholding invasive medical treatments to keep very ill patients in the ICU comfortable and communicative may not hasten their death.

Withdrawing or withholding invasive medical treatments to keep very ill patients in the ICU comfortable and communicative may not hasten their death.

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Stanford scientists have dug up a defect at the heart of rheumatoid arthritis: a faulty "anchor" that should be tethering a key molecule to the spot inside immune cells where it has to be in order to do its job.  It seems this defect can be reversed with a not yet commercially available small-molecule drug.

Stanford scientists have dug up a defect at the heart of rheumatoid arthritis: a faulty "anchor" that should be tethering a key molecule to the spot inside immune cells where it has to be in order to do its job.  It seems this defect can be reversed with a not yet commercially available small-molecule drug.

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Nutrition experts debate the reliability of nutrition studies, their typical flaws and how researchers can perform better studies moving forward.

Nutrition experts debate the reliability of nutrition studies, their typical flaws and how researchers can perform better studies moving forward.