#Stanford Medicine

Stanford Medicine Securing $15m to Conduct NIH-Sponsored RECOVER Study Investigating Long COVID

Standard Medicine principal investigators will receive nearly $15 million over a four-year term from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study long COVID. Stanford is but one of 30 research teams involved with the imminent, nationwide, NIH-sponsored RECOVER (Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery) study. Established to identify risk factors involved with long COVID, as well as to help develop approaches to prevent and treat the condition, the study also seeks to better understand why some people experience the condition while others do not. The Stanford Medicine trial site will enroll 900 COVID-19 survivors, including those complaining of ongoing symptoms that implicate long COVID. The participants are monitored for four years.
Picture for Stanford Medicine Securing $15m to Conduct NIH-Sponsored RECOVER Study Investigating Long COVID

Vibrating glove shows promise for calming Parkinson’s symptoms

Kanwarjit Bhutani was 39 when he was diagnosed with Parkinson's. For a long time, only his family and close friends knew. That changed when, 10 years after his diagnosis, the symptoms worsened suddenly and he could no longer work. "I basically went into hiding," Bhutani said for a recent Stanford...
Picture for Vibrating glove shows promise for calming Parkinson’s symptoms

Colleges Offer Safe Spaces, Counseling After Rittenhouse Acquittal

A wide array of colleges have condemned the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse and advertised safe spaces and counseling services in response to the “not guilty” verdict, according to emails posted to Twitter. Numerous academic institutions contacted their students regarding the verdict via mass emails, including Vanderbilt, UC Irvine, Stanford Medicine,...
Picture for Colleges Offer Safe Spaces, Counseling After Rittenhouse Acquittal

Why are smokers at an increased risk for severe COVID-19?

When we first started to write about the virus that causes COVID-19, my colleagues and I often referred to it as "the novel coronavirus." Its technical name is SARS-CoV-2, but that's hard to say and even harder to remember. And it was a novel coronavirus -- one which we initially knew little about. We didn't know how it spreads, or exactly how it causes the acute respiratory distress that leaves some sufferers gasping for air.

Taylor Swift, Megan Thee Stallion, Jazmine Sullivan Nominated for Grammys Today; All 3 Women Have Mothers Who Battled Cancer; Coping with Parental Cancer Diagnosis

The Grammy nominations were announced today and multiple nominees have parents who have battled cancer. Artists like Taylor Swift, Jazmine Sullivan, and Megan Thee Stallion know the emotional hardships of having a a parent diagnosed with cancer. Coping with a loved one’s cancer diagnosis can be helped with therapy. With...

Stanford pathologists awarded several NIH awards

Over the past several months, four Stanford Medicine researchers in pathology have received four large awards from the National Institutes of Health to investigate immune responses to the coronavirus and hepatitis C virus, the genetic causes of rare diseases, and the regulatory elements in DNA that control gene expression in organs and tissues at the level of a single cell.

Stanford researchers join national effort to learn how genetic variation affects health

Five Stanford Medicine faculty members have received more than $40 million from the National Institutes of Health as part of a $180 million, five-year endeavor to understand how variations in the human genome — those affecting DNA sequence, three-dimensional structure and the pattern of chemical tags that regulate the expression of genes along its length — influence human health and disease.

Smoking Reduce Signaling Ability of Cytokines That May Lead to Severe COVID-19, Stanford Researchers Found

Smoking could damage lung immune function and cause harm to upper airways that lead to increased risks of contracting severe infectious diseases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) included people with chronic lung diseases, particularly those caused by smoking, in the list of people who are at risk of developing a severe type of COVID-19.

Stanford Medicine to Enroll 900 People in NIH-Funded Long-Term COVID Study | News Center - BollyInside

Principal investigators of the Stanford Medicine site are Upinder Singh, MD, professor of infectious diseases and geographical medicine and of microbiology and immunology; PJ Utz, MD, PhD, professor of immunology and rheumatology; Catherine Blish, MD, PhD, professor of infectious diseases; and Yvonne Maldonado, MD, professor of pediatric infectious disease and of epidemiology and population health, as well as the Taube Professor of Global Health and Infectious Diseases.

Stanford Medicine to enroll 900 in NIH-funded long-COVID study

Researchers at Stanford Medicine are projected to receive close to $15 million over a four-year period from the National Institutes of Health to study long-lasting patterns of COVID-19-related symptoms, commonly known as long COVID. The Stanford investigators constitute one of more than 30 research teams participating in the NIH-sponsored RECOVER...

Bill, supported by Stanford doctor, guards against hepatitis

Samuel So, MD, founder and executive director of the Asian Liver Center at Stanford Medicine, started his career as a liver transplant surgeon. "A lot of patients who needed liver transplants were dying from hepatitis B- and C-related liver cancer or cirrhosis," said So, a professor of surgery who holds the Lui Hac Minh Professorship. And it's especially problematic in people of color.

Spotted around the web: Gut microbes, clinical genetics, brain organoid ethics

An analysis of the proteins in autistic children’s stool revealed altered levels of specific gut microbes and enzymes that metabolize carbohydrates. Journal of Proteomics. Two commercially available wireless heart-rate trackers are comfortable and reliable for use with autistic children. Autism Research. Feeding problems in children, especially those that persist into...

Can a Blood Test Gauge Post-Op Recovery Time?

For people with severe joint damage from arthritis and other conditions, hip replacement surgery offers a chance to live a life with reduced pain and improved mobility. But doctors find it difficult to accurately assess individuals’ recovery from this procedure using the standard surveys administered to patients. But new study findings published in the journal Annals of Surgery showed that data from a simple blood test was able to pinpoint patients’ recovery time, reports a press release from Stanford University.

Unleashing the immune system to fight brain cancers

Many (many) years ago, as a budding cancer biology graduate student, I and my fellow first years attended a weeklong training program in Colorado to learn what cancer looks like inside the body. We examined tissue samples from lung cancer patients, poured over microscope slides of healthy and cancerous cervical...

3 execs on the battle over COVID-19 misinformation

The following healthcare executives shared with Becker's in October and November how their organizations are handling misinformation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic:. David Entwistle. CEO of Stanford (Calif.) Health Care: We place a high priority on helping our patients, colleagues, and local, national and global communities access accurate and relevant information about public health. For the pandemic, we felt it was particularly important to provide resources that are widely accessible and understandable. Beyond our primary COVID-19 resource website, we collaborated with community partners to create a website devoted to COVID-19, with FAQs, videos, model social media messages, infographics and many other informational resources in both English and Spanish. Stanford Medicine physicians created a resource page for the COVID-19 crisis in India, and others created animated videos with public health messages about COVID-19 that have been viewed by millions around the globe.

New online game teaches teens about vaping dangers

With help from a Stanford scientist, a school district in Southern California has released a free game app called BeatNic Boulevard to teach kids and teens about the hazards of vaping. "Vaping devices are marketed in ways that appeal to teenagers," said Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, a professor of pediatrics at...

Why Most Market-Beating Investment Strategies Are Bunk

Here’s a paradox I’ve been thinking about lately…. On one hand, “beating the market” consistently is one of the world's most challenging puzzles. On the other, there are hundreds of academic papers that claim to have solved that puzzle. Study these papers, and you’ll find dozens of strategies that outperform...

Saving the world with synthetic biology

Drew Endy, PhD, a Stanford bioengineer, is the kind of brilliant that makes your head spin. His ideas come at a mile a minute, each one a potential mini revolution of standard biology, and his excitement for his work is palpable. But, to me, the best part about Endy is his drive to see a mega-mission through: to use bioengineering to change the world for the better, making contentious efforts to innovate with an eye toward solving social, humanitarian and environmental challenges.