Category: Research news

Dr. Irving Weissman

Stanford stem cell pioneer Irving Weissman honored by multiple organizations

by Stanford School of Medicine on January 31, 2018 2:16 pm
Dr. IRVING WEISSMAN, professor of pathology and of developmental biology, received several awards and an honorary doctorate in 2017. He received the 2017 Donald Metcalf Award from the International Society for Experimental Hematology. The award recognizes distinguished society members who have made outstanding contributions to the field of experimental hematology. Weissman, who holds the Virginia and D.K.… Read more Stanford stem cell pioneer Irving Weissman honored by multiple organizations
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Seeking disease solutions in nature

by Rob Jordan on January 30, 2018 12:15 am
The line between environmental health and human health is blurred. The world’s rural poor know this well: ecological systems they depend on for subsistence can also spread high rates of infectious diseases through pathogens carried by agricultural pests, rodents, parasites and other vectors. The Program for Disease Ecology, Health and the Environment (DEHE) works with experts in… Read more Seeking disease solutions in nature
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Three School of Medicine faculty members receive $6 million in grants from California stem cell agency

by Krista Conger on December 13, 2017 4:57 pm
The governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine awarded about $6 million to three School of Medicine researchers. One award is meant to support translational research that has already shown early stage promise; the other two are smaller, proof-of-principle grants meant to allow researchers to test potentially important ideas in the stem cell field at the… Read more Three School of Medicine faculty members receive $6 million in grants from California stem cell agency
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Stanford Medicine to collaborate on Apple Heart Study

by Stanford Medicine Communications on November 30, 2017 4:06 pm
STANFORD MEDICINE researchers are working with Apple on a research study to determine whether the Apple Watch’s heart-rate sensor can identify irregular heart rhythms associated with a condition known as atrial fibrillation. The Apple Heart Study app was launched Nov. 30. As part of the study, if an irregular heart rhythm is observed, participants will… Read more Stanford Medicine to collaborate on Apple Heart Study
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Three wise women meet the baby King in Stanford production

by Robin Wander on November 29, 2017 4:51 pm
What if when the Magi went off to Bethlehem to meet the prophesied King, three wise women stayed behind and ended up meeting the baby King in a shared dream vision? This is the premise of Conrad Susa’s one-act opera The Wise Women: A Christmas Mystery Fable, presented by the Department of Music and the… Read more Three wise women meet the baby King in Stanford production
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Stanford Medicine researchers are among those funded by Stand Up to Cancer

by Stanford School of Medicine on November 27, 2017 12:15 am
Several Stanford Medicine researchers are on “dream teams” that will receive funding from the organization Stand Up To Cancer to develop strategies to detect and treat early-stage cancer. MAXIMILIAN DIEHN, assistant professor of radiation oncology, is a co-leader of the SU2C-LUNGevity American Lung Association Lung Interception Translational Research Team, which received a $2 million grant. The team… Read more Stanford Medicine researchers are among those funded by Stand Up to Cancer
Jennifer Dionne

Stanford's Jennifer Dionne named Moore Invention Fellow

by Taylor Kubota on November 8, 2017 3:53 pm
JENNIFER DIONNE, associate professor of materials science at Stanford University, is among the 2017 Moore Inventor Fellows, an initiative of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation that recognizes five early-career scientist-inventors each year. “Embodying Gordon Moore’s passion for science and penchant for inventing, the Moore Inventor Fellows are problem-solvers seeking to develop new tools and technologies… Read more Stanford's Jennifer Dionne named Moore Invention Fellow
Risa Wechsler

Risa Wechsler named American Physical Society fellow

by Monica Friedlander, SLAC on October 29, 2017 11:10 am
Attempting to model and measure the distribution of 300 million galaxies is not a job for the faint of heart. That’s exactly the challenge that has been undertaken by RISA WECHSLER, associate professor of physics and of astrophysics at Stanford and at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, who was recently named a fellow of the American… Read more Risa Wechsler named American Physical Society fellow
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Stanford Diabetes Research Center awarded $7.7 million

by Tracie White on October 24, 2017 12:42 pm
The School of Medicine has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund the Stanford Diabetes Research Center. The five-year, $7.7 million grant will be used to provide support for the research, training and clinical activities of the center’s 90 members, which include faculty from the schools of Medicine, Engineering and… Read more Stanford Diabetes Research Center awarded $7.7 million
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Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences fellows for 2017-18 include five from Stanford

by Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Science Communications on September 21, 2017 3:58 pm
Among the 38 2017-18 fellows recently announced by the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) are five faculty members from Stanford. The center, located on Alta Road, offers a fellowship program for scholars working in a diverse range of disciplines that contribute to advancing research and thinking in social science. Members of… Read more Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences fellows for 2017-18 include five from Stanford