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Jan 17 2019 | Stanford News
Humans have relied on plants for millennia to treat a variety of neurological ailments. Now, researchers are using microscopic worms to better understand how plant molecules shape behavior – and perhaps develop better new drugs.
In mouse studies, a Stanford-led team has developed an engineered immune cell that eliminates several types of childhood tumors. The innovation may help patients with relapsed or metastatic disease.
Jan 17 2019 | NeuWrite West
While there are substantial differences between mouse vision and human vision, feedback projections have been identified in both species and implicated in similar functions, suggesting that the study of mice may help us understand the role of feedbacks in human vision as well.
Researchers at Stanford demonstrated that direct stimulation of fewer than two dozen neurons linked to social interaction was enough to suppress a mouse’s drive to feed itself.
A study in Nature details a discovery with potential clinical significance for treating eating disorders such as anorexia. To make that discovery, Stanford researchers had to develop a "first-time-ever" way of teasing apart two separate but closely intertwined sets of identical-appearing neurons in...
At 68, the well-known neurosurgeon and author Henry Marsh, MD, doesn't want to be young again, he told attendees at the recent Dean's Lecture Series on campus. But, he would like a young brain.
The benefits of mindfulness — touted as a panacea for a myriad of problems from anxiety to chronic pain —  has come under some debate.
Data analytics is revolutionizing health care — quietly, pervasively and in some surprising ways.
Jan 4 2019 | NeuWrite West
How do our brains give us moments of intense focus while at the same time monitoring our surroundings for new information that might be even more critical?
DNA regions susceptible to breakage and loss are genetic hot spots for important evolutionary changes, according to Stanford study. The findings may lead to new understanding of human evolution.

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