Featuring articles following the theme, "Understanding the world within us". This issue of Stanford Medicine magazine explores the molecules within us and how understanding them can lead to medical discoveries and innovations. See some of the articles below.
A collection of articles highlights current research from Stanford focusing on wearable electronics. This wide variety of wearable electronics can go from being in your body to being worn on your body permanently and temporarily.
Research into the circadian clocks that regulate our 24-hour cycles led to a recent Nobel Prize, but very little is known about how animals maintain much longer-term seasonal rhythms. Wu Tsai Neuro interdisciplinary scholar Shixuan Liu aims to tackle this thorny question using her deep expertise...
Tony Wyss-Coray and colleagues have turned up substances in blood that can accelerate or slow down the brain-aging clock. They've identified proteins on blood-vessel surfaces through which some of these molecules can act on the brain, despite the existence of the blood-brain barrier.