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Judith Pelpola

Researchers receive grant for stem cell cardio trials

Researchers at the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) have received a National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute grant of over $5 million, to be dispersed over seven years, to conduct clinical trials for stem cell therapy in cardiovascular diseases.

New antibody offers broad cancer treatment

Researchers from the Stanford School of Medicine have developed an antibody shown to be effective in treating a wide range of cancers. The antibody encourages the body’s immune system to attack cancerous cells and could help treat patients with advanced cases of the disease.

State senator unveils bill at Haas Center

State Senator Joe Simitian M.A. ’00 (D-Palo Alto) unveiled a bill intended to help reallocate unused prescription drugs to uninsured Californians last Friday at the Haas Center for Public Service. The proposed legislation, Senate Bill 1329, would make it easier for more health care facilities to donate their unused prescription drugs to those unable to afford their own. Around 30 attended for the presentation.

PA responds to ‘achievement gap’

Palo Alto parents called for a reduction last week of the achievement gap between minority and non-minority students in the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD). Frustrated guardians voiced their complaints to the PAUSD Board of Education at a meeting on Tues., Jan. 17.

Income segregation rising, study finds

A recent report by Sean F. Reardon and Kendra Bischoff of Stanford University’s Center for Education Policy Analysis has found a significant increase in residential income segregation in the United States over the last four decades.

Mental health stigma on decline, Vaden says

Administrators at the Vaden Health Center said there has been a steady increase in the amount of students using Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and other similar services offered by the University, which they attribute to a decreasing stigmatization toward mental health on campus.   They said this trend is positive, and that they hope…

SRC to partner with Zurich care

Zurich Healthcare has entered into a new relationship with Stanford Hospital and Clinics Risk Consulting (SRC). Zurich customers now have access to various services, including consulting and enterprise risk management, offered by SRC at a discounted rate.
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