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In May, Nature published two back-to-back manuscripts from Stanford's Kuo Lab. Both studies -- one from the Calvin Kuo group and another from the K. Christopher Garcia group -- involved use of a bioengineered Wnt surrogate.

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When a team of Stanford researchers led by Euan Ashley studied fitness trackers, they discovered inaccuracies in how the devices measure energy expenditures (calories burned). Since consumers base decisions on data from the trackers, the team decided to make their data and methodology open to the entire research community.

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Stanford Medicine's Hematology Division has named its new chief: Ravi Majeti. He says he's excited to take on the position with the Division where a "tradition of clinical and research excellence makes us well-poised to advance the field and bring real benefits to patients."

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Stanford's Tim Assimes is working with an international consortium to pinpoint the genetic causes of coronary artery disease, which is the leading cause of death worldwide.

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Speaking at Stanford's Dean Lecture Series recently, Thomas Pike explained how new opportunities in health care are beginning to change how clinical trials are conducted.

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Stanford's Center for Digital Health has awarded seed grants to five faculty teams which will study use of wearable technology to harness mindset, assist stroke patients, support psychiatric care, reduce hyperactivity in ADHD patients and address migraines: http://stanford.io/2qcDJQC
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In this Popular Mechanics piece on the country's elite cancer research centers, Stanford's Crystal Mackall says, "The thing about cancer is, it's quite a foe. The minute you think you've got the one thing for it, it'll outsmart you." She also says the successes are mounting.

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Stanford cardiologist Joshua Knowles says Americans shouldn't consider heart disease as inevitable. Healthy living can combat genetic and inherited risk, and when those aren't enough new classes of cholesterol meds can make a difference.

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A Stanford study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology shows that a Medicare directive to increase in-home dialysis established a trend toward the treatment preference even for non-Medicare patients.

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In this SCOPE Med Blog post, Stanford physician Diana Farid reflects on her Iranian heritage and her upbringing by a single mom... who was herself an OB-GYN.
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