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Investigators at Stanford and elsewhere have shown, for the first time in humans, that low blood levels of acetyl-L-carnitine track with the severity and duration of depression.
Jul 30 2018 | NeuWrite West
Birdsong has already been shown to be an excellent model for human speech learning. It turns out that the way this rapid exchange of song takes place may have implications for the way other organisms perform learned actions together in a social setting, such as dancing, or duet singing.
Stanford psychiatric researcher Natalie Rasgon, MD, PhD, and her collaborators in a multicenter study have identified a substance, acetyl-L-choline, whose levels in the blood of people suffering from depression are correspondingly depressed.
Engaging other brain regions to control pain should not be an afterthought. What matters to the patient is not which part of their brain is affected, but rather improving their total pain experience while reducing risk.
Jul 27 2018 | Stanford Engineering
The tool compares a patient’s symptoms to a medical knowledge base and generates a list of which rare genetic diseases are most likely to be the culprit.
Stanford neuroscientist Lisa Giocomo, PhD, and her colleagues examined the navigational behavior and brain-activity patterns of mice traveling through a virtual reality environment.
ŁUKASZ KIDZIŃSKI, a postdoctoral scholar in bioengineering at Stanford, cooked up a contest with a serious goal: designing better prosthetic limbs and helping patients adapt to them.
Jul 20 2018 | Stanford Engineering
​By drawing in a bit of sweat, a patch applied directly to the skin could reveal how stress hormones impact many important physiological functions.
How should physicians and parents communicate with teens about marijuana use? Stanford adolescent medicine expert Seth Ammerman, MD, offers advice.
Jul 18 2018 | Stanford Engineering
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