Health

Speaking the brain’s language to treat disease

Brain-machine interfaces now treat neurological disease and change the way people with paralysis interact with the world. Improving those devices depends on getting better at translating the language of the brain.

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Better medicine for women helps everyone

Professor of Medicine Marcia Stefanick explains why considerating sex and gender differences in research and treatment would improve medical care for everyone.

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Brain cancer growth halted by absence of protein

High-grade gliomas, a group of aggressive brain tumors, cease growing in mice if a signaling molecule called neuroligin-3 is absent or its activity is blocked with drugs, a Stanford team has shown.

New technique uses light to separate mirror-image materials

Left- and right-handed versions of molecules can be hard to tell apart but can have devastatingly different effects. The Dionne lab is developing an optical filter to sort these molecules, which could lead to purer and safer drugs and agrichemicals.

Stanford scholars discuss mental health and technology

Conversational software programs might provide patients a less risky environment for discussing mental health, but they come with some risks to privacy or accuracy. Stanford scholars discuss the pros and cons of this trend.

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Fathers of American newborns keep getting older

While data on the moms of newborn American children has been abundant, equivalent data on dads hasn’t — a gap that Stanford scientists have now filled.