Safer opioid analgesic designed
Morphine and similar drugs are the world’s most widely used painkillers. But they’re also dangerous and addictive. A new compound may be able to safely provide the same analgesia as morphine.
Approach for preventing obesity, eating disorders
New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics tell pediatricians and parents to avoid focusing on teenagers’ weight and shape to prevent both obesity and eating disorders.
New guidelines aimed at helping prevent obesity and eating disorders in adolescents
Pediatrician Neville Golden is a lead author of new clinical guidelines aimed at helping prevent obesity and eating disorders in adolescents.
Cancer’s new paradigm
Cancer cells can be as cooperative as a flock of birds, making individual decisions yet somehow acting in unison. A Stanford researcher is using this insight to make a computer model of cancer.
Online anti-doping course offered
“HealthPro Advantage: Anti-Doping Education for the Health Professional” is free for health-care professionals and can be taken at the Stanford Center for Continuing Medical Education website.
iPS cell-derived heart cells predict drug toxicity
Heart muscle cells made from induced pluripotent stem cells share gene expression patterns with native donor tissue, researchers discovered. These cells can be used to indicate people who should avoid certain medications that could damage their hearts.
Malenka calls for MDMA research
In a Q&A, the neuroscientist discusses the reasons for continued basic and clinical research on an illegal drug scientists call 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or MDMA, and partiers call Ecstasy.
Speeding diagnosis of genetic diseases
Stanford researchers are devising ways to have computers help perform some of the intensive genetic analysis now performed manually when scientists study a patient's genome to diagnose a disease.
Deisseroth wins Massry Prize
The psychiatrist and bioengineer is being honored for his groundbreaking work in creating a viable technique for installing light-driven “on” and “off” switches on the surfaces of nerve cells, enabling investigators to learn exactly what they do.
Stanford Medicine examines well-being
The summer issue of the magazine delves into the question of how people thrive. It also includes a Q&A with author Laura Hillenbrand, who copes with chronic fatigue syndrome, on how she is leaving frailty behind.
A conversation with Laura Hillenbrand
In this podcast, author Laura Hillenbrand discusses her illness, her newfound strengths and how she is leaving frailty behind.
Faculty named endowed professors
Victor Carrion and Kari Nadeau have been appointed to endowed professorships at the School of Medicine.
Leading in Precision Health
Stanford Medicine is leading the biomedical revolution in precision health, defining and developing the next generation of care that is proactive, predictive and precise.
A Legacy of Innovation
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