Debut event for Abilities Coalition
The university community is invited to attend the Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition’s first event, a mixer that will include news on disability initiatives at the medical school and across Stanford, on April 15.
AIMBE elects new fellows
Helen Blau, Markus Covert, Brian Hargreaves and Shreyas Vasanawala were elected to the 2019 college of fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.
Colon cancer testing at 45 would avert deaths
A Stanford-led study found that increasing the participation of older adults in colorectal cancer screening would help prevent more deaths than expanding testing to people in their 40s.
Virus enables chronic wound infection
A virus that infects a dangerous bacteria helps it thrive in wounds, according to a study by Stanford researchers. But a vaccine against the virus dramatically cuts the bacteria’s infectivity.
Rewards warp brain’s spatial maps
The brain creates spatial maps to help animals, including humans, navigate through different environments. But even in the same environment, Stanford scientists have shown, the promise of a reward redraws the map.