Download PDF Hailing Stanford Medicine as “the epicenter of biomedical discovery for the world,” Lloyd Minor, MD, dean of the School of Medicine, encouraged audience members gathered Sept. 17 at the State of Stanford Medicine event to strive to make sure that statement remains true decades from now. Discussing the basic sciences, Minor said the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Dendritic fragments from ApoE3, top, and ApoE4, bottom, mature adult-born granule cells. Credit: Kernie lab/CUIMC A new study has found that a gene that raises the risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease stunts the development of neurons created during adulthood in a part of the brain involved in learning and memory. The finding may […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The “patient-centered medical home” (PCMH) approach is an important tool for providing coordinated care for the millions of American children with special healthcare needs. But most of these special-needs children don’t have access to care consistent with the PCMH approach, reports a study in the October issue of Medical Care. The journal is […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Lymphatic vessels that clean the brain of harmful material play a crucial role in the development and progression of multiple sclerosis, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests. The vessels appear to carry previously unknown messages from the brain to the immune system that ultimately trigger the disease symptoms. […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Summer is a time for barbecues and other outdoor fun, but it’s also a time for sweltering heat. And experts say everyone, especially the elderly and very young, need to know how to limit the potentially deadly effects of high temperatures. The ancient Greeks and Romans called the sultriest days of summer the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A scoping review of studies on game interventions for cardiovascular disease (CVD) self-management found that the use of digital games improved exercise capacity and energy expenditure significantly. Average adherence rates for the game interventions ranged from 70% to 100% across all studies, and they were enjoyed by a majority of participants in studies […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF An Ontario clinical study that shows adding PET imaging to conventional CT imaging to stage locally advanced cervix cancer can change treatment means newly diagnosed women in this province may also receive PET imaging. The findings are published online today by JAMA Network Open. Co-principal investigators Dr. Anthony Fyles, radiation oncologist at Princess […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF If getting to the gym seems like a struggle, a University of British Columbia researcher wants you to know this: the struggle is real, and it’s happening inside your brain. The brain is where Matthieu Boisgontier and his colleagues went looking for answers to what they call the “exercise paradox”: for decades, society […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Persons with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are more often hospitalized after antibiotic initiation than people without AD, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. The risk of hospitalization was 40 percent higher for persons with Alzheimer’s disease. The findings were published in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Out of individual antibiotics, persons […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF An early-stage clinical trial testing the safety and immune-stimulating ability of an experimental nasal influenza vaccine in healthy 9- to 17-year-old children and teens has begun enrolling participants at a Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU) site at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri. The VTEU is funded by the National Institute of […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF By creating a new twist on fiber optic sensors, researchers in China have developed a smart, flexible photoacoustic imaging technique that may have potential applications in wearable devices, instrumentation and medical diagnostics. Lead researcher Long Jin from the Institute of Photonics Technology at Jinan University in Guangzhou will present the new fiber laser-based […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Four School of Medicine clinician-scientists have been awarded the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation 2018 Clinical Scientist Development Award. The early-career researchers were among 18 selected for the award based on the rigor of their research and their commitment to excellence. Each researcher will receive a total of $495,000 over three years. The Stanford […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The efficacy of chemotherapy treatment depends on how effectively it reaches cancerous cells. Increasing targeted delivery could mean decreasing side effects. Scientists are enhancing methods of selectively transmitting active chemotherapy agents and reducing their toxicity by encapsulating chemo drugs into active carbon used as the targeted delivery device. In a new study published […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF UC San Francisco has been awarded a five-year, $20 million grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health to study the impacts of new and emerging tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products (HTPs), which heat tobacco without combustion. UCSF is one of nine institutions nationally […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF An international team of researchers has successfully deployed a Zika virus vaccine to target and kill human glioblastoma brain cancer stem cells, which had been transplanted into mice. In a study published this week in mBio®, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, the team shows that a live, attenuated version […]Continue Reading ...
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