The most common genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease disrupts brain function in healthy, older women but has little impact on brain function in healthy, older men. MORE . . .
Life with a rare disease can be isolating, but a new film shows how patient-advocacy groups can provide a support network and spur researchers to look for cures. MORE . . .
To keep pace with the growing numbers and needs of young patients, and the needs of Northern California’s expectant mothers, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital is growing, too. MORE . . .
Opiates are the mainstay medication for easing pain, but because of side effects they don’t work well for everyone. Now a Stanford study shows that susceptibility to the worst of these side effects runs in families.
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“It took us three years and 750 tries to make it work, but we finally did it,” says postdoctoral researcher Jerome Bonnet, PhD, who helped engineer a genetic equivalent of a binary digit — a “bit” in data parlance. MORE . . .
Government-funded community health centers, provide better care than do private practices. That’s the surprising conclusion of a study by professor of medicine Randall Stafford, MD, PhD.
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Doctors routinely give cochlear implants to deaf children as young as 1 year old. But what if children show signs of mental retardation and might never learn to talk? MORE . . .
Stanford biochemist James Spudich, PhD, received the 2012 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award for his investigations of the body's molecular motors. MORE . . .
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