• CRISPR edits genome of coral

    In a proof-of-principle study, Stanford scientists and their colleagues used the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system to modify genes in coral, suggesting that the tool could one day aid conservation efforts.


  • Brain link between obesity, depression

    Reward centers in the brains of children and teenagers who are obese and depressed show abnormalities that suggest the two conditions are neurologically connected, Stanford researchers have found.


  • Improving cancer care in Nigeria

    Stanford physicians are engaged in an ongoing and wide-ranging collaboration with the country’s ministry of health and doctors at major university-affiliated hospitals to improve several areas of cancer care.


  • Examining promises, pitfall of tech in medicine

    The Stanford event focused on what technology can do for doctors and how the medical community and other stakeholders can anticipate unexpected changes brought by artificial intelligence.


  • Working to restore sight

    Millions of people are slowly losing their vision to diseases of the retina, such as age-related macular degeneration. Now, a device more than a decade in the making may help some of them see again.


  • Mom’s fundraising boosts tumor research

    Bereaved mother Mycah Clemons raised money for a summer scholarship at Stanford for research on diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. The move sparked a series of experiments that have led to a possible treatment for the tumor.


  • Lung cancer patient back from the brink

    Eight years after being diagnosed with stage-4 lung cancer, whose treatment led to other health complications, Ginger Powell is cancer-free. “Being cared for at Stanford gives me so much hope,” she said.


  • Now seizure-free, Gracin gets her words back

    A robotic assistant helped doctors detect seizures deep in Gracin Hahne’s brain without having to open her skull or even shave her head.


  • Big data conference set for May 23-24

    The two-day conference will feature leaders from academia, government and industry who harness immense data sets to more precisely predict, diagnose and treat disease.


  • Students chosen as 2018 Soros Fellows

    Three School of Medicine students were selected to receive a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, which supports graduate education for immigrants and the children of immigrants.



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