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‘Anti-hunger’ molecule forms after exercise

Stanford Medicine researchers and collaborators identified a molecule that staves off hunger post-exercise, which helps explain how exercise results in weight loss and could hold the key to kick-starting the process in people with metabolic disease.

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Stimulant-use relapse linked to distinct nerve pathway

A study using brain imaging found that relapse may be linked to different brain circuits than addiction itself.

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Monkeypox test launched at Stanford Medicine

Stanford Medicine now provides a test for the monkeypox virus. Rapid identification of infected people will help combat the virus’s spread and facilitate patient care.

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FAQs about Covid-19 vaccine for young children

Children as young as 6 months can now receive the Pfizer BioNTech and Moderna mRNA vaccines. Grace Lee, professor of pediatrics, answers frequently asked questions about vaccines for young children.

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Preventing the next pandemic from entering the U.S.

A panel that included Stanford experts looked at a COVID-19 screening and quarantine program developed for travelers coming into the U.S. and found outdated tech and inadequate staffing.

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Infants in industrialized nations are losing a species of gut bacteria that digests breast milk

Stanford Medicine researchers and colleagues found that as nations industrialize, a species of bacteria critical in the early development of infant gut microbiomes fades away.

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A trauma-informed guide to investigating crimes

Stanford’s Human Rights in Trauma Mental Health Program recently partnered with UNITAD to develop a guide to investigating crimes by terrorist organizations that outlines trauma-informed approaches to working with witnesses and survivors.

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A rare mutation protects against Alzheimer’s disease, Stanford-led research finds

The mutation’s discovery by an international collaboration led by Stanford Medicine’s Michael Greicius could help researchers determine new ways to counteract high-risk genes against Alzheimer’s.

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Stanford immunologist Hugh McDevitt has died

The Stanford immunologist’s research on how our immune cells recognize pathogens – and what happens when this process goes wrong – paved the way to modern immunology.

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Stanford biomedical ethicists among panelists updating law on definition of death

Medical experts at Stanford and elsewhere agree that a current law defining brain death are too vague and are not aligned with clinical practice.

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