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Aug 8 2019 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford
It kills a child under age 5 every minute on average. Diarrheal disease, the second leading cause of death for children globally, could become even more difficult to control as poor urban areas with limited clean water access expand.
Jun 17 2019 | Stanford Earth Fellow, Stanford, Students
The challenges facing humanity today – rising demands for energy, water, food, and livable land in the wake of a steadily growing global population – are critical. At a diploma ceremony June 16, Dean Stephan Graham told graduates of the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences (Stanford...
Apr 3 2019 | Stanford Medicine Fellow, Research, Stanford
By blocking a protein’s activity with antibodies, Stanford University School of Medicine investigators were able to improve cognitive behavior in aging mice.
Feb 15 2019 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
Impacts from climate change are not always easy to see. But for many local businesses in coastal communities across the United States, the evidence is right outside their doors – or in their parking lots.
Jan 28 2019 | Stanford Report Fellow, Research, Stanford
For children undergoing immunotherapy – a promising treatment for peanut allergies – uncomfortable side effects can induce anxiety, perhaps to the point of skipping doses or dropping treatment entirely. But guiding young patients to the mindset that uncomfortable side effects are a sign that...
Jan 28 2019 | Stanford Medicine Fellow, Research, Stanford
For proper brain function, it’s crucial that certain neurons be wrapped with myelin, a coating that enhances impulse transmission. Failure can spell outcomes ranging from cerebral palsy to multiple sclerosis.
Jan 22 2019 | The New York Times Fellow, Research, Stanford
In the age of the internet, it’s easier than ever to pull together lots of information to find the best doctor. And if you’re like most patients, the metric you probably rely on most is the doctor’s credentials. Where did she go to school? How many patients has he treated with this condition?
Jan 5 2019 | ABC News Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
A research team has reason to celebrate after the Food and Drug Administration granted it approval on Friday to begin a clinical trial for a new pediatric brain cancer drug, one that might have ended up overlooked by pharmaceutical companies. The lead researcher on the team, Dr. Teresa Purzner has...
Dec 19 2018 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
Knowing which Americans have installed solar panels on their roofs and why they did so would be enormously useful for managing the changing U.S. electricity system and to understanding the barriers to greater use of renewable resources. But until now, all that has been available are essentially...
Dec 6 2018 | Stanford Medicine Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
An insulin injection can manage diabetes symptoms, but actually curing the disease would mean healing cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, a hormone that regulates the amount of sugar in blood. One promising approach may be to stimulate the regeneration of those cells with drugs. But there’s...

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