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This week's grand rounds

September 23 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Ensuring the Future of Clinical Skills

Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine at Western General Hospital in Edinburgh Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh Medical School. (Please note: This event will be held in LKSC Room 130)

Our Latest News

Steven Goodman awarded 2016 Spinoza Chair

The University of Amsterdam has awarded the 2016 Spinoza Chair in medicine to Steven Goodman, MD, PhD (professor, General Medical Disciplines and Health Research and Policy).

Drug prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice

A compound that blocks the synthesis of hyaluronan, a substance generally found in in all body tissue, protected mice from getting Type 1 diabetes. The compound is already approved in Europe and Asia for the treatment of gallbladder disease.

Stanford scientists discover key mechanism in gene expression

RNA polymerase II makes life possible by expressing genes. Now, a team of Stanford biologists, chemists and applied physicists has observed it at work in real time.

Large-scale treatment of parasitic-worm disease cost-effective, Stanford-led study shows

Researchers are urging WHO to recommend broader and more frequent treatment of parasitic-worm diseases, which affect 1.5 billion people worldwide.

The diagnostic odyssey

Yesterday, NIH launched a new Undiagnosed Diseases Network, consisting of seven major medical centers where select patients with no diagnosis can go — at no cost — for the best diagnostic facilities available.

The Undiagnosed Diseases Network of the National Institutes of Health

In 2008, an Undiagnosed Diseases Program (UDP) was established within the Intramural Research Program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

New from the Stanford 25 Blog: What’s the diagnosis?

What’s the diagnosis? Patient presents with chronic sinusitis and this finding...

Delivering missing protein heals damaged hearts in animals, Stanford-led study finds

Researchers have discovered that a particular protein, Fstl1, plays a key role in regenerating dead heart-muscle cells.

Stanford physician provides insight on use of aspirin to help keep heart attacks and cancer away

Douglas Owens, MD, is on the panel of medical experts that just recommended a daily dose of aspiring to ward off heart attacks and cancer. But he doesn’t want people running off to the drugstore just yet.

Upcoming Grand Rounds

September 30 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Long-Term Outcomes After Combat Injury

Presenter: Ian Stewart, MD, USAF, MC
U.S. Air Force physician
San Antonio Military Medical Center

Department Events

September 22 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Disruptive Change and the Oncology Future State

Cancer Education Seminar

September 22 @ 8:00–9:00 am

C. diff or Not C. diff? A Focus on C. diff

Infectious Diseases Lecture Series

September 22 @ 11:30–12:30 pm

Modifiers of Myopathy

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science

September 22 @ 4:00–5:30 pm

With Joshua Salomon

Research in Progress

September 23 @ 1:00–2:00 pm

Clinical Conference

PCCM

September 25 @ 7:00–8:00 am

Neoplastic and Non-Neoplastic Colon Polyps

Fellows Didactic Lecture

September 25 @ 1:00–2:00 pm

Grand Rounds

PCCM

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities
Announcements »

In the News

“Panel recommends low-dose aspirin for people ages 50 to 69” - Doug Owens provides insight on the use of aspirin to lower heart and colon cancer risk.

Wall Street Journal


Additional Coverage:
Washington Post: "Expert panel: An aspirin a day can help keep heart attacks – and cancer – away"
Reuters: "U.S. task force narrows recommendation for aspirin"

“Diabetes points Stanford scientists toward old gallstone drug” - Stanford researchers found that a drug helped prevent the onset of Type 1 diabetes in mice. Paul Bollyky is quoted.

San Francisco Business Times


Additional Coverage:
HealthLine: "Drug shows promise in preventing Type 1 diabetes"
The Economic Times: "Drug may help prevent Type 1 diabetes: study"

“Call for mass de-worming exercise” - A new Stanford-led study shows that extending treatment of parasitic worms to adults would be cost-effective. Jason Andrews is quoted.

BBC News


“Cardiologist nominated to be head of FDA” - Bob Harrington weighs in on Robert Califf’s recent FDA nomination.

New York Times


“Study: nearly half of U.S. adults have diabetes or pre-diabetes” - Bryant Lin joined KQED Forum to discuss the diabetes epidemic.

KQED Forum


“How the doctor-patient relationship has become a prisoner’s dilemma” - This piece looks at how healthcare has created a “prisoner’s dilemma.” John Ioannidis is quoted.

Wonkblog (Washington Post.com)


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