A recent Stanford research report provides new details on the workings of Parkinson’s disease that may carry implications for future treatment as well as for other similar ailments.
Stanford Medicine researchers have eliminated cancer in mice by injecting small doses of two separate agents into their tumors. These immune-stimulating agents removed all cancer–even metastases, or secondary growths, that had not yet been treated.
A small set of nerve cells is known to trigger aggressive behavior in male mice, but Stanford researchers have discovered that environmental factors can actually override this biological activation of aggression.
Led by associate professor of neurobiology Andrew Huberman, researchers from Stanford, University of California, San Diego and Harvard University have partially restored blindness in mice. Huberman intends to apply the results of this study toward repairing damaged eyesight in humans.
Researchers from the School of Medicine have found that the blood of young mice may have a restorative effect on the mental capabilities of older mice, a discovery that could open up new therapeutic approaches to treating human afflictions like Alzheimer’s disease.
Stanford researchers have discovered how to turn a mouse skin cell directly into a nerve cell — eliminating the need to go through a stem cell stage.