Test could help prevent TB deaths
A Stanford investigator and his colleagues found that a screening test for tuberculosis was a good predictor of whether children infected with the bacteria would become sick.
Update on formerly conjoined twins
The 2½ -year-old sisters are happy, chatty and motivated to learn new skills as they continue to recover, according to their caregivers at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
Heart-damaging chemo drugs ranked
Stanford researchers have developed a test that may help screen for cardiotoxicity in new chemotherapy drugs.
Costs add up when defibrillators act up
Heart patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators often undergo a series of health care procedures when they receive shocks from the devices, regardless of whether the shocks are necessary, a Stanford researcher says.
Photo ID office in new location
The Stanford Medicine photo ID office is now open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in room HC021 of Stanford Hospital.
Algorithm can identify skin cancer
In the hope of creating better access to medical care, Stanford researchers have trained an algorithm to diagnose skin cancer.
Stanford Health Care names new COO
Quinn McKenna is responsible for overall operations of the health care system, reporting directly to president and CEO David Entwistle.
15 faculty named CZ Biohub investigators
The researchers will be given funding by the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub to develop tools and technologies that support the organization’s goal of curing, preventing or managing every disease.
Clues to why severe dengue affects some
A new study has found a specific immunologic response among people likely to get severe dengue disease. The work could help lead to a screening test for people at risk of getting a serious case of the disease and to targeted vaccines.
Many breast cancer patients ‘undertested’
Physicians often fail to recommend genetic testing to breast cancer patients at high risk for cancer-associated mutations. Improving access to genetic counseling about the testing process and results is a key priority.
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