But many experts believe better options are coming: They expect research on stem cells to bring about a revolution in care for heart disease patients.
Stanford’s heart history
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A new study by researchers at the School of Medicine could help pinpoint ways to counter the effects of the antibiotics-driven depletion of friendly, gut-dwelling bacteria. MORE . . .
Itís like a mini spa. Mice enjoying frequent dips in a lukewarm, dilute bleach solution emerge not only fluffy and squeaky clean, but also (after two weeks of daily treatment) with thicker, more-elastic skin on their bellies. MORE . . .
Slavery, colonization and immigration. The Caribbean has been a busy place for the past several hundred (and thousands) of years. Geneticists Andres Moreno-Estrada, MD, PhD, and Carlos Bustamante, PhD, recently dove into this melting pot in an attempt to discern exactly how much of human history remains stored in the modern-day genes. MORE . . .
In a feat of modern-day alchemy with huge potential for regenerative medicine, Gary Peltz, MD, PhD, and his colleagues have developed a fast, efficient way to turn cells extracted from routine liposuction into liver cells. MORE . . .
David Relman, MD, professor of medicine and of microbiology and immunology, and his colleagues have revealed that formerly overlooked sites deep inside the nose can be reservoirs for Staphylococcus aureus, a major bacterial cause of disease. MORE . . .
Women, if youíve ever thought the men in your life were trying to kill you, you could be right. That is, if youíre a roundworm. MORE . . .
Is Down syndrome a stem-cell-associated disease? Recent research published in Nature by cancer biologist and stem cell expert Michael Clarke, MD, suggests that it could be ó at least in part. MORE . . .
A Stanford center focused on accelerating the translation of medical research from bench to bedside will receive $45.3 million over four and a half years from the National Institutes of Health. MORE . . .