Transplant surgeon Oscar Salvatierra dies
Oscar Salvatierra founded Stanford’s pediatric kidney transplant program, helped write the national legislation that regulates organ transplants, and conducted research in kidney transplantation.
Mystery novel and dream spur key insight
On Dec. 14, 2014, after many months of not getting expected results, biochemist Jim Spudich got into bed, read a chunk of a novel, fell asleep and had a dream that would change the focus of his entire field in thinking about what causes a common and often lethal heart defect.
Immune cell-based cancer diagnostics
Stanford scientists were able to engineer immune cells known as macrophages to detect and flag cancer in mice. The researchers hope the technique can be used for early cancer diagnostics in humans.
Apple Heart Study demonstrates ability of wearable technology to detect atrial fibrillation
Stanford researchers presented preliminary findings from a virtual study that enrolled more than 400,000 participants.
Discovery could limit toxic effect of chemo
Stanford researchers have found a way to predict who will suffer heart problems from a common breast-cancer drug, as well as identified an FDA-approved medication that could mitigate those side effects.
Democracy does wonders for health
The role of democracy in public health leads to dramatic decreases in deaths from noncommunicable diseases, HIV, cardiovascular disease and transportation injuries, according to a new study by researchers at Stanford and several other institutions.
Molecular data categorizes breast cancers
Some breast cancers return decades later. Now, a researcher at Stanford, joined by collaborators at several other institutions, has subcategorized tumors to predict recurrence, guide treatment decisions and improve drug development.
Metabolic profiles of kids
Researchers from throughout Stanford Medicine are planning to study thousands of metabolites in babies, children and pregnant women to understand the origins of disease.
Quickly forecasting post-stroke dementia
Stanford researchers have found that transient changes in the numbers and activation levels of a handful of circulating immune cell types can predict the likelihood of dementia one year after a stroke.
Stanford Medicine focuses on global health
Stanford researchers, physicians and medical educators have built partnerships around the globe to try to solve some of the most vexing health problems.
Heart defects boost heart disease risk
Even a relatively simple heart defect makes a patient much more likely to develop cardiovascular disease as an adult, Stanford researchers say.
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
Stanford Medicine's unrivaled atmosphere of breakthrough thinking and interdisciplinary collaboration has fueled a long history of achievements.