Medicine

Stanford Medicine —

Single number IDs deadly cancer cells

Stanford data scientists have shown that figuring out a single number can help them find the most dangerous cancer cells.

Stanford Medicine —

Hormone reduces social impairment in kids with autism

In a Stanford study of 30 children with autism, intranasal vasopressin improved social skills more than a placebo, suggesting that the hormone may treat core features of the disorder.

Stanford Medicine —

Mast cells crucial to causing osteoarthritis

Mast cells – infamous for secreting allergy-triggering chemicals – also secrete a cartilage-degrading enzyme. Blocking mast cell development, or the activity of the enzyme, protected mice from osteoarthritis in a Stanford study.