Unique tags identify individual yeast families
A technique developed by Stanford researchers has implications for understanding how cancer cells evolve as a tumor grows or how a virus spreads and changes during an infection.
Molecule as cancer protection
Scientists have shown that small molecules can “hijack” enzyme function in mice, suggesting a possible preventive mechanism for alcohol-related cancers in an at-risk population.
Nano-spies force tumors to reveal themselves
Tiny DNA rings, carrying instructions for making a blood-detectable biomarker, can enter both healthy cells and cancer cells. But only cancer cells follow the recipe to make the biomarker.
Gawande discusses problems of 'medicalized' mortality in the U.S.
The medical industry’s typical approach to end-of-life care is to trade quality of life in the short term for longer life in the future, but the trade-off isn’t always a good one, the author and surgeon said.
Fertility, reproductive health services now part of Stanford Children’s Health
"We are uniquely positioned to offer a really comprehensive approach to helping couples fulfill their desires for a family,” said Valerie Baker, medical director of fertility and reproductive health services.
Leonard appointed associate dean for maternal and child health
The expert in clinical research across the life span will lead the School of Medicine’s efforts to build research infrastructure at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.