Researchers in the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine have discovered the molecular basis for therapeutic actions of an African folk medicine used to treat a variety of illnesses and disorders including diabetes, pain, headaches, paralysis and epilepsy. The herbal medicine, a leaf extract from the shrub […]Continue Reading ...
Andra Blomkalns, MD, professor and chair of emergency medicine, was appointed the Stanford Medicine Professor in Emergency Medicine, effective Oct. 8. Her academic work has focused on clinical innovation, and evaluating and improving the process for technology development and commercialization within medicine. She also has studied cardiovascular emergencies, obesity and dietary influences on health and disease. […]Continue Reading ...
Today, Penn Medicine is announcing the newest Translational Center of Excellence (TCE) in the Abramson Cancer Center, focused on Glioblastoma Multiforme, the most common and lethal form of brain cancer. The team will investigate new immune therapies for glioblastoma and, in particular, design and test new CAR T cell therapies. This involves engineering patients’ T […]Continue Reading ...
A few weekends ago, I saw a patient with bloated shins at our school’s free clinic, and I marked in my notes that she exhibited “peripheral edema,” an esoteric phrase that means little to those outside of the medical community. That experience only highlighted the tendency in medicine to inflate common bodily functions into opaque […]Continue Reading ...
A team of researchers from the UCH CEU’s Biomedical Sciences Institute has tested the efficiency of Bevacizumab, medicine used against cancer and in ophtalmology, to treat uveítis, thus stopping the inflammation from spreading. Uveitis is an inflammation of the uvula – the ocular tissue located between the sclera and the retina -, due to infections […]Continue Reading ...
A team of researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the University of Washington has designed a modeling system that integrates genomic and temporal information to infer causal relationships between genes, drugs, and their environment, allowing for a more accurate prediction of their interactions over time. The work is described in […]Continue Reading ...
For Stanford Medicine’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning community and their allies and colleagues, a new event aims to increase visibility, celebrate diversity and encourage an inclusive environment. The inaugural Stanford Medicine LGBTQ+ Forum is set for 3:30 p.m. Oct. 10 in Berg Hall at the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge. The […]Continue Reading ...
In its 110-year history, Stanford Medicine proudly counts eight Nobel laureates, recognized for contributions in physiology/medicine, chemistry and physics. How well do you know these men and their research? First, take the quiz. Then, spoiler alert: Here are the answers. 1. What year was the first year that a Stanford Medicine researcher won a Nobel […]Continue Reading ...
One illuminated key principles in brain development. Another enabled new hope for detecting cancer at its earliest stages. And another volunteered years of his time to advance the cause of Stanford Medicine. Together, they are the 2018 recipients of the highest honor bestowed by the School of Medicine, the Dean’s Medal, which is presented to […]Continue Reading ...
Cook Regentec, Cook Group’s first company in Indianapolis, cut the ribbon Wednesday on its new facility on Indiana Avenue and announced a collaboration with Indiana University School of Medicine aimed at developing tools and technologies that advance solutions in the emerging areas of immunotherapy, precision medicine, drug delivery, regenerative medicine and bioprinting. Cook Regentec develops […]Continue Reading ...
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 ...
A “chosen family” is how some of the speakers described their colleagues here during the first-ever Stanford Medicine LGBTQ+ Forum. Too often those letters — which stand for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning — describe individuals whose sexual orientation or gender identity is kept hidden because it can be personally and professionally risky to be […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at Northwestern University and Washington University School of Medicine have developed the first example of a bioelectronic medicine: an implantable, biodegradable wireless device that speeds nerve regeneration and improves the healing of a damaged nerve. The collaborators — materials scientists and engineers at Northwestern and neurosurgeons at Washington University — developed a device that […]Continue Reading ...
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and disability in the world. On the eve of the annual World Heart Day, September 29th, Insilico Medicine, Inc., a Rockville-based next-generation artificial intelligence company specializing in the application of deep learning for target identification, drug discovery and aging research announced a research collaboration agreement with MAWI, […]Continue Reading ...
The Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center (HGSC) today announced participation in the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program, a large-scale effort to advance precision medicine. Baylor College of Medicine and its partners, the Johns Hopkins University Center for Inherited Disease Research (CIDR) and the University of Texas Health Science […]Continue Reading ...
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