• Predicting aneurysm risk from DNA

    By combining genome-sequence information and health records, Stanford scientists have developed a new algorithm that can predict the risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm, and potentially could be used for any number of diseases.


  • Weather predicts incidence of snakebites

    Rattlesnake bites, contrary to public opinion, increase after periods of high rainfall, not drought, according to a Stanford-led study that examined 20 years of snakebite history in California.


  • What to know about concussions

    Angela Lumba-Brown, MD, co-director of the Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center, is the lead author of the newly published CDC Guidelines on the Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Children. In a recent interview, she explained what families should know about concussions.


  • Safer gene therapy?

    A new study gives Stanford researchers hope that they may have solved a big problem plaguing gene therapy: the prospect of an autoimmune attack.


  • Toll of armed conflict in Africa

    A Stanford-led analysis of the indirect impact of armed conflict in Africa shows that as many as 3.5 million infants born within 30 miles of combat were killed over two decades.


  • Ketamine tied to opioid system

    Ketamine’s antidepressive effects require activation of opioid receptors in the brain, a new Stanford study shows. The surprising finding may alter how new antidepressants are developed and administered in order to mitigate the risk of opioid dependence.


  • John Farquhar dies at 91

    John Farquhar, a beloved mentor, pioneer in cardiovascular disease prevention and professor emeritus of medicine and of health research and policy at Stanford, died Aug. 22 at the age of 91.


  • Stunted telomeres found in heart disease

    Patients with cardiomyopathy have abnormally short telomeres in the cells responsible for heart contraction, Stanford researchers find. This disease hallmark opens new pathways for drug discovery.


  • Pathologist Robert Rouse dies

    Rouse was known for his precision in surgical pathology, his meticulous use of language, his calm demeanor and his subtle sense of humor.


  • A model for stemming opioid crisis

    Increasing the availability of naloxone, cutting opioid prescriptions by 25 percent and expanding drug-treatment programs could reduce opioid-related deaths by 6,000 over 10 years, Stanford researchers estimate.



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