Parkinson’s disease finding tops Stanford Report 2019 stories

The official opening of the newly renovated Frost Amphitheater was among the 10
The official opening of the newly renovated Frost Amphitheater was among the 10 most popular news stories in Stanford Report for 2019. (Image credit: Harrison Truong)

Judging by the news stories they select to read, the nearly 40,000 readers of Stanford Report are interested in medical advances and all things Stanford. A story about a potential diagnostic tool and treatment for Parkinson’s disease was first among the 10 most popular news stories for 2019.

Here are the stories that garnered the most interest among Stanford Report readers:

Scientists find potential diagnostic tool, treatment for Parkinson’s disease , Sept. 27
Stanford School of Medicine scientists pinpointed a molecular defect that seems almost universal among patients with Parkinson’s disease and those at risk of acquiring it.

Welcome back to Stanford’s Frost Amphitheater , May 23
The iconic amphitheater reopens after extensive renovations and upgrades that make it one of the premiere music venues in the Bay Area.

Through the lens of University Photographer L.A. Cicero , Sept. 12
As she retired after 26 years on the Farm, University Photographer Linda Cicero offered up her 26 favorite photographs in a farewell slideshow.

University and civic leaders celebrate the opening of Stanford Redwood City , March 25
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Provost Persis Drell, Redwood City Mayor Ian Bain and Redwood City Vice Mayor Diane Howard celebrate the opening of the new campus.

Three staffers win 2019 Amy J. Blue Awards , March 25
Winners of the award honoring dedicated staff members are Laura Dominguez Chan of Stanford Career Education, Heidi Lopez of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity and Mary-Peck Peters of the Bing Nursery School.

Biomarker for chronic fatigue syndrome identified , April 30
Ron Davis, whose son suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome, is the senior author of a paper that describes a blood test that may be able to identify the debilitating disease.

Stanford adds workforce and postdoc housing in Redwood City , Nov. 22
The university’s acquisition of the Elan Redwood City apartment complex will provide affordable and transit-oriented housing near both its main and Redwood City campuses.

Tuning out: What happens when you drop Facebook? Jan. 31
Economist Matthew Gentzkow’s research uncovers evidence that Facebook causes users to feel less happy and more anxious and amplifies political divisions.

Stanford researchers find lead in turmeric , Sept. 25
Postdoctoral scholar Jenna Forsyth finds that some space processors in Bangladesh use an industrial lead chromate pigment to imbue turmeric with a bright yellow color.

Affordability Task Force digging into the needs of various communities , May 20
A task force finds that affordability is a challenge across groups at Stanford and within the Bay Area, but that differing needs of various communities required customized approaches.