Looking for origins of Alzheimer’s disease to find a treatment
Scientists at the School of Medicine are at the forefront of research into how Alzheimer’s disease develops, with an eye on finding better ways to predict and treat the illness.
'The Perfect 46' examines ethical dilemmas of genetic screening
Set in the near future, 'The Perfect 46' documents the rise, and fall, of a fictional genome-matching service. A panel of experts weighed in after a recent screening at Stanford.
Scientists create remote-controlled nanoscale protein motors
A bioengineering team has built molecular motors to further the study of cell function.
Surgeries allow baby -- and his parents -- to breathe easy
Physicians at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford treat a baby’s lung cyst in utero.
On shaky ground: Building to withstand a major earthquake
The new Stanford Hospital is being constructed to withstand the most severe tremors. When completed, in 2017, the building will be able to continue operations after an 8.0, or “great,” earthquake.
Stanford Life Flight: 30 years of saving lives
Thirty years and many thousands of flights later, Life Flight has a proud history to celebrate. Its flight crew has years of experience, and its helicopter carries some of the most advanced airborne health-care technology available.
High schoolers bring curiosity, open minds to Stanford internships
With school out for high schools across the Bay Area, students turn toward Stanford labs to find internships. These internships are providing valuable work experience, as well as the opportunity for students to discover their passions.
Stanford global health chief launches campaign to help contain Ebola outbreak in Liberia
Stanford global health expert Michele Barry, MD, has launched a fundraising campaign for supplies and personnel to help contain the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.
Cells’ protective DNA linked to size of brain region vital for memory
Researchers at Stanford and UCSF have found a link between hippocampal volume in humans and the length of leukocyte telomeres, the protective caps at the ends of white blood cells.
Flight irregularity leaves Navy pilot with unusual constellation of symptoms
Air invaded Robert Buchanan’s head and neck in all the wrong places. Two years of persistent medical investigation at Stanford finally gave it a name.