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Stanford bioengineer David Camarillo, PhD, has been studying how concussions occur in adult athletes. Now, Camarillo is teaming up with Stanford pediatric neurosurgeon Gerald Grant, MD, to extend the research to younger players. They hope their data will help coaches and players understand which...
Oct 17 2018 | Stanford - News
Stanford researchers found that people who underwent a virtual reality experience, called “Becoming Homeless,” were more empathetic toward the homeless and more likely to sign a petition in support of affordable housing than other study participants.
Elizabeth Jameson creates art from the one thing she cannot stand to look at — the MRIs of her brain.
Three Bay Area high school football teams have been outfitted with mouthguards that measure head motion. Stanford scientists hope to use the data to better understand what causes concussions.
Oct 15 2018 | NeuWrite West
Dr. Heike Daldrup-Link is known for her bold scientific inquiry, her skills as a pediatric radiologist, and her fierce advocacy for equality in science. Graduate student Arielle Keller met with Dr. Daldrup-Link to discuss both her cutting-edge work in nanomedicine and her rapidly expanding...
In a recent Stanford news article, Kuhl explains how her team developed a computer simulation to track the spread of defective proteins in the brain. These proteins contribute to the progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS and Lou Gehrig's disease.
Oct 15 2018 | Stanford Engineering
Fresh insights into Alzheimer’s are giving researchers renewed confidence that better treatments are just around the corner.​
In a 55-second video that is both playful and profound, patient advocates Liz Salmi and Charlie Blotner asked Michael Fratkin, MD, a palliative care doctor they know through their advocacy work, to have “the talk” with them.
Oct 12 2018 | Stanford Engineering
A computer model maps how proteins associated with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases engulf the brain. The work could aid in finding ways to diagnose and treat these disorders.
Like baby humans, baby cells don't know for sure what they will be when they grow up. They might mature into a heart cell, a muscle cell or something else entirely.