Anthracyclines can be effective against breast cancer but often have toxic side effects. Stanford researchers used gene expression levels to identify women most likely to benefit from the drugs, regardless of breast cancer type or stage.
Economist Nicholas Bloom has created the World Uncertainty Index, an assessment tool measuring the global state of mind for 143 countries. Current readings of heightened uncertainty foreshadow a significant hit to global economic growth.
The amount, speed and duration of weight loss are better markers of medical and psychological illness in adolescents with atypical anorexia nervosa than being underweight, a study led by Stanford and UCSF researchers showed.