A bioelectronic medicine device was effective in reducing pain and fatigue in patients with lupus, according to Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Professor Cynthia Aranow, MD, who will present pilot clinical trial results Tuesday at the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Professional’s (ACR/ARHP) Annual Meeting. These initial results offer promise to the 5 million […]Continue Reading ...
Whether you want to understand patients’ lives outside the clinic, explore ethical quandaries, or analyze storytelling techniques, movies can provide an evocative window into the realities of the medical world. But what to watch first? I tapped three Stanford Medicine film connoisseurs for recommendations: Maren Monsen, MD, an accomplished filmmaker with numerous directing credits who […]Continue Reading ...
Genetic data supported the contention that a particular way of sorting people resulted in biologically coherent subgroups (pictured lower right). Credit: University of Washington School of Medicine Researchers studying Alzheimer’s disease have created an approach to classify patients with Alzheimer’s disease, a finding that may open the door for personalized treatments. “Alzheimer’s, like breast cancer, […]Continue Reading ...
What stories published about medical science or health care this year made big impressions on you? Stanford Medicine Dean Lloyd Minor, MD, recently listed the books that most inspired him this year. I asked my fellow Stanford Medicine communicators for their picks and here’s what they said: “Bad blood: Secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Asociacion RUVID A team of researchers from the UCH CEU’s Biomedical Sciences Institute has tested the efficiency of Bevacizumab, medicine used against cancer and in opthalmology, to treat uveítis, thus stopping the inflammation from spreading. Uveitis is an inflammation of the uvea – the ocular tissue between the sclera and the retina. It can […]Continue Reading ...
Children and adolescents who survive assault, including by firearm, have increased long-term mortality compared to those who survive unintentional, nonviolent trauma. That is the primary finding of a study reported in the Proceedings of the 2018 AEM Consensus Conference: Aligning the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Research Agenda to Reduce Health Outcome Gaps, to be published in […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers studying Alzheimer’s disease have created an approach to classify patients with Alzheimer’s disease, a finding that may open the door for personalized treatments. “Alzheimer’s, like breast cancer, is not one disease,” said lead author Shubhabrata Mukherjee, research assistant professor in general internal medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. “I think a […]Continue Reading ...
Genomics has a diversity problem. Despite the dazzling promise of genetically-tailored treatments and therapies, fundamental questions remain about whether precision medicine will advance health equity or make disparities worse. On November 29, 2018, a national conference and webcast at Meharry Medical College in Nashville will be the first to focus on the role law and […]Continue Reading ...
Insilico Medicine, an artificial intelligence company developing end-to-end drug discovery pipelines for age-related diseases and TARA Biosystems, Inc. a company offering “heart-on-a-chip” tissue models for drug discovery and risk assessment applications, announced today the launch of a collaboration to discover and develop novel therapies for cardiac disease and diseases associated with cardiac muscle aging. The […]Continue Reading ...
This was the year the world celebrated the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, so it seems apt that the top Stanford Medicine magazine stories of 2018 told of technological wonders and possible disasters. Here are the most-read stories in each of the four issues published in 2018 (as determined by page views on […]Continue Reading ...
Last month we shared the story of an emergency medicine physician who took part in the search and rescue efforts at the Camp Fire. He’s just one of many Stanford physicians and nurses who provided aid following the most destructive fire in California’s history, and a recent Inside Stanford Medicine article described their efforts: The fire was responsible for […]Continue Reading ...
Women in hospital medicine face major obstacles during pregnancy, parental leave and returning to work, prompting a discussion about gender equity in medicine, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The study, published recently in the Journal of Hospital Medicine, includes wide-ranging interviews with 10 female academic […]Continue Reading ...
The Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) announced today the discovery that DnaK, a protein of the bacterium mycoplasma, interferes with the mycoplasma-infected cell’s ability to respond to and repair DNA damage, a known origin of cancer. Little or no mycoplasma DnaK DNA sequences were found associated […]Continue Reading ...
UC San Francisco scientists have figured out why some lung cancers become drug-resistant after initially responding to targeted therapies. In the process, they devised a new two-pronged approach that yields an effective treatment for these cancers in the laboratory and holds tremendous promise for the future of precision medicine, they said. The findings are detailed […]Continue Reading ...
Research is an important component of academic medicine, but many family medicine departments have struggled with barriers ranging from departmental culture to the lack of resources needed to advance the field. It doesn’t have to be that way, according to a paper published in the journal Family Medicine. Researchers report key factors that can boost […]Continue Reading ...
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- Scientists pinpoint a set of molecules that wire the body weight center of the brain
- Researchers get close to developing elusive blood test for Alzheimer’s disease
- UCLA researchers demonstrate new technique to develop cancer-fighting T cells
- Researchers discover how cancer cells avoid genetic meltdown
- Exercise makes even the ‘still overweight’ healthier: study
- University of Utah to establish first-of-its-kind dark sky studies minor in the US
- School-based nutritional programs reduce student obesity
- Improved maternity care practices in the southern U.S. reduce racial inequities in breastfeeding
- New enzyme biomarker test indicates diseases and bacterial contamination
- Republican and Democratic governors have different visions to transform health care, say researchers
- Researchers discover that spin flips happen in only half a picosecond in the course of a chemical reaction
- Suicide Risk Up More Than Fourfold for Cancer Patients
- Doctors find 122 nails in Ethiopian’s stomach
- UV disinfection technology eliminates up to 97.7% of pathogens in operating rooms
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