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Malini Ramaiyer

Hoover Neuroscience Health Center to open this winter under Renewal Project

The Hoover Neuroscience Health Center will open this winter as the first building to be finished under the Stanford University Medical Center Renewal Project, organized by the Planning, Designing and Construction Department (PDCD) at Stanford. As a part of the Renewal Project, Stanford Health Care, the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Welch Road utilities and the Hoover Medical Campus will be renovated as well.

Four new members elected to the Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees elected four new trustees yesterday based on recommendation from the Stanford Alumni Association's Alumni Committee. The committee nominated Mary Barra, chief executive officer of General Motors Co; Dipanjan "DJ" Deb, chief executive officer of Francisco Partners FP; Bradley A. Geier, co-managing partner of Merlone Geier Partners; and Christy MacLear, executive director of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

Researchers develop patient-specific heart cells from stem cells

Induced pluripotent stem cells (IPSC) could be the key to the future of personalized medicine, as a new study published by Stanford Cardiology has successfully used the stem cells to recreate patient-specific heart cells. Their research could carve the path for other areas of medicine to use IPSC, which can be transformed into any body cell, to develop patient-specific treatments for any disease.
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