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Good Deeds: Volunteering at Stanford Blood Center

September 3, 2014 at 4:53 pm
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By Kristin Stankus, Digital Community and Social Media Specialist Whether acting as a friendly face for donors to interact with throughout the donation process or assisting collections staff with daily administrative responsibilities, the volunteers at Stanford Blood Center (SBC) are...

Happy New Year, Happy National Blood Donor Month

January 7, 2014 at 12:45 pm
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We’d like to thank all of the caring blood donors who donated over the holidays. By the time January rolls around, blood centers are often grappling with post-holiday shortages. Already this month, Stanford Blood Center has a critical need for type...

Living with Type 1 Diabetes

December 6, 2011 at 12:10 pm
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By Marina Basina, M.D., a diabetes expert and Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Endocrinology, Gerontology, Metabolism at Stanford University

Type I diabetes is an autoimmune condition in which the body's immune system inappropriately destroys the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. Insulin is a key hormone which moves glucose into the cells and allows it to be utilized for energy and growth. Without insulin, glucose rises in the bloodstream, causing an abnormally high level of sugar in the blood.

Lessons on Stress From Wild Baboons

April 27, 2011 at 9:06 am
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Tweet By Kevin O’Neill, Business Development Specialist, Stanford Blood Center After waiting for a year because of his packed speaking engagement schedule, we recently had the privilege of hosting Dr. Robert Sapolsky, PhD at our Café Scientifique series for a...

Type-2 Diabetes an Autoimmune Disease?

April 19, 2011 at 10:50 am
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Tweet Guest post by Krista Conger, Science Writer for Communications & Public Affairs at Stanford School of Medicine. Click here to be taken to the original post on Scope, Stanford School of Medicine’s blog. Stanford researchers, led by pathologist Edgar...

The George Bailey Effect

March 29, 2011 at 11:59 am
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Tweet After pregnancy complications in the spring of 2000 required Lauren Larsen be transfused with 200+ units of blood, she embarked on her current direction as a crusader for volunteer blood donations. In this role she has spoken at more...

Lifesaving Research at Stanford Blood Center

March 2, 2011 at 3:55 pm
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By Erin Crager, Marketing Intern, Stanford Blood Center

The collateral damage associated with chemotherapy and radiation treatment may soon be a thing of the past. Medical students have traditionally been taught that the body's immune system generally doesn't turn on itself, even in the presence of a tumor. But Ed Engleman, MD and his research team at Stanford Blood Center have developed a method for training the body's immune system to do just that for prostate cancer. Their research over the past eighteen years has opened new doors for potentially curing other forms of cancer, as well.

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Stephen Schneider, a Noble Nobel

August 17, 2010 at 11:29 am
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By Kevin O’Neill, Business Development Specialist, Stanford Blood Center Stanford Blood Center had the privilege of hosting Dr. Stephen Schneider at a bi-monthly Cafe Scientifique discussion to share his unique perspective as both a climate studies expert and a cancer...