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.

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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.

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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.

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Invasive heart treatments often needless

An international study led by Stanford and New York University found that invasive procedures are no better than medications and lifestyle advice at treating heart disease that's severe but stable.