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Symposium: June Medical and the many faces of judicial discretion

Jane Schacter is the William Nelson Cromwell professor of law at Stanford Law School. She signed an amicus brief in support of the petitioners in June Medical Services v. Russo. The headline from the 5-4 decision in June Medical Services v. Russo striking down Louisiana’s abortion restriction is unquestionably the vote of Chief Justice John Roberts. He determined the outcome. While he may have previewed his position a year ago when he voted to stay the ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for t...
Tags: Health, Texas, Featured, Law, Stanford, Louisiana, King, John Roberts, Roberts, Williamson, Lochner, Alito, U S Court of Appeals, Casey, Stephen Breyer, Breyer


Air pollution associated with infant mortality finds study

A new study from Stanford researchers shows that a rise in air pollution is associated with increased mortality rates among infants. This new article and its results were published today in the latest issue of the journal Nature Sustainability.
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Stanford's Nobel Laureate develops a prediction model for SARS-CoV-2

The researchers from Stanford School of Medicine and ShangaiTech University show that the growth of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak does not behave in accordance with an exponential growth law, but instead slows down exponentially with time from the very first days. Their thought-provoking findings can be currently found in the medRxiv* preprint server.
Tags: Health, Stanford, Stanford School of Medicine, ShangaiTech University


Stanford researchers test the first biohybrid version of artificial synapse

In 2017, Stanford University researchers presented a new device that mimics the brain's efficient and low-energy neural learning process.
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Stanford researchers suggest a new approach for mosquito control

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, another source of deadly and increasingly frequent disease outbreaks goes largely unnoticed by much of the world.
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Demonstrating 15 contact tracing and other tools built to mitigate the impact of COVID-19

Andy Moss Contributor Share on Twitter Andy Moss is currently a Visiting Professor at NYU Tandon teaching entrepreneurship and innovation as well developing the COR Methodology, an active advisor/mentor to startups and business leaders, and is a former Microsoft executive. Connor Spelliscy Contributor Share on Twitter Connor Spelliscy is Director of...
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Stanford researchers develop optical technique to show how decisions light up the brain

When we make even simple decisions about how to interact with the world, we rely on computations performed by networks of neurons that span our brains. But what exactly are these neural networks computing?
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Stanford coronavirus research: Did politically-motivated scientists hype their speedy study?

In the race to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the world’s scientists have embraced a radically new method of disseminating information about their research, offering it quickly and without filters in the effort to understand and control this deadly disease. But their new communication model is striking at the heart of scientific integrity, publicizing research that has been corrupted by speed, sloppiness and opacity. And now the academic world is being roiled by a question for which millions of l...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Medicine, La, Stanford, California News, Sport, Palo Alto, Soccer, New York Times, Npr, John, Donald Trump, UC Berkeley, Wall Street Journal


Origin wants to make accessible physical therapy women’s new normal

“I spend a lot of time being angry — but I’m still hopeful. Gender bias in medicine is systemic,” says Carine Carmy, the fast-talking CEO and co-founder of Origin, during a condensed chat about her startup mission to make physical therapy for women and mothers accessible and affordable across the US, both online and through a network of physical clinics. The unexpected arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic led the LA-based startup to rework and accelerate its original launch plan — shifting its first...
Tags: Travel, Health, Startups, New York, Texas, Medicine, California, La, Stanford, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, David, United States, Healthcare, Surgery


Coronavirus: Most Californians remain uncomfortable going to restaurants, gyms, according to poll

With restrictions already lifted on some non-essential businesses in California and partial restaurant re-openings possibly on the horizon, a majority of Californians still aren’t comfortable going out to eat, according to a new survey. Only 35% of respondents to an , conducted May 8-10, said they would be comfortable dining out “with some spacing precautions,” while even fewer — 26% — said they were comfortable visiting the gym. The outdoors, however, remains a respite from home for many: 55% ...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, Texas, News, California, Stanford, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, California News, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Ohio, Republican, Biden


New two-in-one shot could make it easier for diabetics to control their blood sugar

A Stanford research team has developed a way to boost the effectiveness of the insulin injections people with diabetes routinely take to control their blood sugar.
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Revolutionary imaging technique may help diagnose and treat cancer

A first-of-its-kind nanoparticle-based in vivo imaging technique that may one day be used to help diagnose and even treat cancer has been developed by researchers collaborating from Michigan State, Johns Hopkins and Stanford universities.
Tags: Health, Stanford, Michigan, Johns Hopkins


California doctors with dubious COVID conclusions debunked

They dressed in scrubs. They sounded scientific. And last week’s message from two Bakersfield doctors was exactly what many stuck-at-home Americans wanted to hear: COVID-19 is no worse than influenza, its death rates are low and we should all go back to work and school. Drs. Dan Erickson and Artin Massihi, who own urgent care centers in the region, had called a press conference to release their conclusions about the results of 5,213 COVID-19 tests they had conducted at their centers and testing ...
Tags: Health, Business, New York, News, California, Stanford, California News, Tesla, Sport, Fox, Soccer, Nba, CalTrans, Fox News, Michigan, Donald Trump


A full-time VC & part-time ER doctor shares his thoughts on COVID-19

An emergency room physician for the past 12 years, Dr. Robert Mittendorff joined Norwest Venture Partners eight years ago as a healthcare investor; the firm invests in a number of healthcare startups, including Talkspace, which raised a $50 million Series D last year , and TigerConnect . As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, Mittendorff is spending his weekdays with portfolio companies and weekends working with Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco. While he notes that his medical colleagues are “bea...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Kaiser Permanente, Stanford, San Francisco, Tech, Healthcare, Venture Capital, Biotech, Talkspace, Telemedicine, Norwest Venture Partners, Norwest, Market Analysis, Robert Mittendorff


First Things and More COVID-19 Denialism

R.R. Reno and First Things has led the way in skepticism about the seriousness of COVID-19 and the need to social distance. I first looked at Reno’s historical revisionism last month in response to his objections to churches closing. Today, Reno comes forward with an article titled, Coronovirus Reality Check. Well, I agree it is about the Coronavirus. First paragraphs are supposed to get the reader’s attention and this one does its job. The coronavirus pandemic is not and never was a threat to s...
Tags: Health, Cdc, Stanford, Ferguson, Infertility, Reno, Ioannidis, John Ioannidis, Chelsea MA, COVID-19, R R reno


Mapping complex peripheral immune response to severe COVID-19

In a recent article publicly available at medRxiv, researchers from Stanford have presented a single-cell atlas of the peripheral immune response to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), highlighting pertinent immunological features associated with the severe forms of the disease.
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Anti-viral drug can stop coronavirus from reproducing, studies suggest

The anti-viral drug remdesivir outsmarts the coronavirus. Posing as the one of the building blocks the virus needs to make copies of itself, it’s incorporated into the virus’s genome — stopping it from reproducing and essentially shutting it down in its tracks, research has found. With the rise in the number of cases of coronavirus, a surge tent stands outside of Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach on Monday, March 30, 2020. People have been ordered to stayed at home to slow the spread of COVID-19....
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LA COVID-19 antibody study adds further support for a higher-than-suspected infection rate

A new study conducted by the University of Southern California along with the LA County Department of Public Health indicates that the presence of antibodies for COVID-19 in between 2.5 and 5.6% of the population of LA County, suggesting that between 221,000 and 442,000 individuals had the infection – up to 55 times more people than have been confirmed via testing. This is the second antibody study in a short span of time in California that suspects infections are far more widespread than previo...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Medicine, California, La, Stanford, Tech, Infection, Usc, University Of Southern California, Official, Santa Clara County, LA County, LA County Department of Public Health, Coronavirus


Unlearn.AI nabs $12M to build “digital twins” to speed up and improve clinical trials

Twins have long played a role in the world of medical research, specifically in the area of clinical trials, where they can help measure the effectiveness of a therapy by applying a control to one of a genetically-similar pair. Today, a startup founded by a former principal scientist at Pfizer, which has developed a way of digitising this concept through the use of AI, is announcing some funding to further its efforts. Unlearn.AI, which has built a machine learning platform that builds “digital ...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, London, Stanford, US, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Medical Research, Pfizer, Biotech, Clinical Trials, Massachusetts General Hospital, Fisher, Gimenez, Recent Funding


‘Herd immunity’ without a vaccine could mean 840,000 coronavirus deaths in California

Amid Gov. Gavin Newsom’s scenario of a post-sheltering world, there are two chilling words: herd immunity. Tomorrow’s tableau — waiters with masks, distant desks, split-shift schools — will be the new normal, he told reporters in his Tuesday press briefing, “at least until we have herd immunity.” The phrase came up again as he explained what’s ahead, as “we begin to transition into suppression, ultimately, on our way to herd immunity” and then a vaccine. He repeated it later, describing progress...
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Exercise enhances muscle-repair capabilities in old mice, Stanford study shows

A nightly jaunt on the exercise wheel enhances muscle-repair capabilities in old mice, according to a new study by researchers at Stanford School of Medicine.
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Stanford scientists find gene variant that staves off Alzheimer's in some people

Stanford Medicine researchers have found a gene variant that protects carriers of another gene variant, ApoE4, from developing Alzheimer’s disease — the first demonstration of that beneficial effect.
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New Toilet Technology Captures Your Defecation for Your Benefit

Toilet technology has soared to completely new territory as Stanford scientists have sought to provide the common populace with a more direct way of monitoring their health, that being through the tracking of their defecation and urination. Researchers at the university published a paper detailing a technology that would track a person’s urination and defecation […]
Tags: Health, Usa, Technology, Privacy, Stanford, International, Bizarre, Anime, Hygiene, Toilets, Oshiri


Stanford scientists engineer a ‘smart toilet' that checks your health

The toilet has played an important role in the history of sanitation and health. Stanford scientists have developed a "smart toilet" technology that analyzes a person's urine and stool samples for disease markers. The toilet could assist health care professionals by collecting valuable data that is typically flushed down the drain. The toilet holds a special place in the history of health. For most of that history, people collected their waste in cesspits, chamber pots, or the occasional pigsty...
Tags: Health, Technology, Biology, Stanford, Rome, Medical Research, Microbiology, Innovation, Disease, Invention, Bristol, Salvador Dalí, Bach, HIPAA, Thomas Crapper, Indus Valley


Even with education on hold, medical students still contribute

I’m a third-year medical student, but my medical education, as I knew it, is currently on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. Stanford has pulled its students from hospitals and clinics for the time being, following recommendations from the Association for American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Our pre-clinical students, first and second-years, have transitioned to remote learning. Fourth-years, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn...
Tags: Health, Stanford, Infectious Disease, Medical School, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus, Association for American Medical Colleges AAMC


4 ways to promote neurogenesis in your brain

Neurogenesis, the birth of neurons from stem cells, happens mostly before we are born - as we are formed in the womb, we are generating most of what we need after birth.After birth, neurogenesis is still possible in two parts of the brain: the olfactory bulb (which is responsible for our sense of smell) and the hippocampus (which is responsible for memory, spatial navigation, and emotional processing). Research from the 1960s proves creating new neurons as adults is possible, and modern-day rese...
Tags: Health, Science, Learning, Biology, Stanford, Aging, Memory, Neuroscience, Brain, Innovation, Evolution, Emotions, Exploration, Senses, Personal Growth, Emory University


Study shows how forest loss puts people at greater risk of infectious diseases

Viruses that jump from animals to people, like the one responsible for COVID-19, will likely become more common as people continue to transform natural habitats into agricultural land, according to a new Stanford study.
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Why telehealth can’t significantly flatten the coronavirus curve—yet

Eli Cahan Contributor Share on Twitter Eli Cahan is a medical student at NYU on leave to complete a master’s in health policy at Stanford as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar. His research addresses the effectiveness, economics, and ethics of (digital) health innovation. More posts by this contributor Why key performance indicators are crucial amidst a (public health) crisis How the coronavirus outbreak will stress...
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Pinterest CEO and a team of leading scientists launch a self-reporting COVID-19 tracking app

There have been a few scattered efforts to leverage crowd-sourced self-reporting of symptoms as a way to potentially predict and chart the progress of COVID-19 across the U.S., and around the world. A new effort looks like the most comprehensive, well-organized and credibly backed yet — and it has been developed in part by Pinterest co-founder and CEO Ben Silbermann. Silbermann and a team from Pinterest enlisted the help of high school friend, and CRISPR gene-editing pioneer / MIT and Harvard...
Tags: Health, Android, TC, Apps, Crowdsourcing, Pinterest, Biology, Stanford, America, Tech, Mit, Harvard, United States, Photo Sharing, Cornell, Operating Systems


Humans were born to run. Exoskeletons might make us better at it.

New research from Stanford finds that motor-powered ankle exoskeletons conserve 15 percent of energy expenditure when running. Spring-powered exoskeletons without motors actually made running harder.The researchers hope to develop better spring-powered models moving forward. Humans were born to run, as journalist and running fanatic Christopher McDougall phrased it. Bipedalism offers many advantages over quadrupeds, including the ability to better communicate over longer distances and improved...
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