Dress rehearsals at new Stanford Hospital
In a pair of dress rehearsals, Stanford Medicine faculty and staff prepared for opening day at the new Stanford Hospital by caring for “patients” in the new environment.
Epilepsy-associated cognitive disruption
Transient bursts of high-frequency electrical activity in epileptic brain tissue can impair cognition even when no seizure is occurring, Stanford scientists have found.
Identifying who benefits from chemo drug
Anthracyclines can be effective against breast cancer but often have toxic side effects. Stanford researchers used gene expression levels to identify women most likely to benefit from the drugs, regardless of breast cancer type or stage.
Protein decoy stymies lung cancer in mice
Researchers at Stanford and UCSF slowed the spread of a type of nonsmall cell lung cancer in mice by neutralizing a single protein that would otherwise set off a chain reaction, causing runaway tumor growth.
Normal weight can hide eating disorder
The amount, speed and duration of weight loss are better markers of medical and psychological illness in adolescents with atypical anorexia nervosa than being underweight, a study led by Stanford and UCSF researchers showed.
Robots join new Stanford Hospital
In the new Stanford hospital, the human employees will be joined by a fleet of robots programmed to take on some repetitive and mechanical tasks.
Memorial event for Schrier set for Nov. 10
A celebration of the life of Stanley Schrier, a founding member of the Division of Hematology, will be held Nov. 10 on campus. Schrier died in August.
Grants to study pain, opioids awarded
Five researchers were awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health to study opioid misuse and pain treatment.
Huge variation in newborn antibiotic use
Researchers at the School of Medicine and their collaborators found that some hospitals in the state rarely administer antibiotics to newborns, while others give antibiotics to nearly half of the newborns in their care.
Scrambled eggs self-organize
The cytoplasm of ruptured frog eggs can self-organize into cell-like compartments that retain the ability to undergo divisions.
Liquid Light at Stanford Hospital
For the atrium of the new Stanford Hospital, New York sculptor James Carpenter, who has been captivated by the properties of light and glass for 50 years, was asked to find a way to convey a sense of water without liquid.
E.H.R. event tackles privacy, workload
Speakers at Stanford Medicine’s second symposium on electronic health records discussed ways to increase patients’ access to data while maintaining security and decreasing the documentation burden for physicians.
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