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Every month, I get an allergen desensitization shot. The shots are fairly painful, but I receive them willingly in a safe and comfortable setting, and I feel positive about their impact on my life: they allow me to pet my cats without breaking out in hives.
For most of us, pain is mysterious: how does a stubbed toe or backache translate into such an uncomfortable sensation?
Stanford scientist Carla Pugh has spent years developing wearable technologies for surgeons. Her goal: Use data to improve surgical decision-making.
MDMA can instill in users an unguarded comfort among even the most unfamiliar of faces but is also prone to abuse. Stanford researchers have driven a wedge between these two aspects of the drug.
In the presence of alcohol, a defective version of the aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 gene in human cell cultures and mice leads to biochemical changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
By Bruce Goldman
Ever wonder why people talk with their hands? We all do -- across cultures, throughout history. Now, a serendipitous discovery building on years of meticulous work tells us what may be the reason -- or at least a reason -- for it.
The default mode network, which controls the brain at rest, does not switch off in children with Type 1 diabetes when they focus on a task, a study led by Stanford scientists has shown.
Dec 9 2019 | Stanford News
Senior Erica Scott and coterminal student Mustafa Fattah have been named Marshall Scholars and will use the scholarship to pursue graduate degrees in the United Kingdom.
Doctors and researchers are equipped with objective tests to detect and measure many serious illnesses. But when it comes to mental illness, no such tests exist.
Protein levels in people’s blood can predict their age, a Stanford study has found. The study also found that aging isn’t a smoothly continuous process.

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