3,200-year-old woman comes to Stanford
A San Francisco museum brought an ancient mummy to the School of Medicine for a set of CT scans to learn more about the person beneath the bandages.
Sleep gene linked to heart failure
Researchers have identified a previously unknown association between heart function and the narcolepsy-linked orexin receptor pathway, a finding that could provide a promising direction for treatment research.
Herbert Schwartz, former chair of Department of Pediatrics, dies at 89
Schwartz, a pediatric hematologist-oncologist, conducted research on hemoglobin and helped establish Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
Spyros Andreopoulos, former head of Stanford Medicine’s news and public affairs office, dies at 86
Spyros Andreopoulos advocated for transparency during his 30 years as director of Stanford Medicine’s news and public affairs office. He died Nov. 20.
Ancient viral molecules essential for human development
Genetic residue from ancient viral infections has been repurposed to play a vital role in acquiring pluripotency, the developmental state that allows a fertilized human egg to become all the cells in the body.