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  • Event showcases med student research

    From 3D-printed mitral valve models to a retrospective study on birth control, the 35th Annual Medical Student Research Symposium presented a rich array of scholarly pursuits.


  • Center aims to stop disease before it starts

    At the Precision Health and Integrated Diagnostics Center, scientists turn the norms of disease research on their head, searching not for treatments but for ways to prevent disease entirely.


  • Bereavement in pregnancy affects child

    The scholars said that their study contributes to the research documenting a causal link between fetal stress exposure and mental health later in life.


  • Reducing tapeworm infection in kids

    Tapeworm infection from eating contaminated pork can damage the brain, causing learning impairments and possibly enforcing cycles of poverty. A Stanford study is the first to look at infection rates within schools and propose solutions targeting children.


  • For ‘Project Lung,’ research gets personal

    When James Spudich was diagnosed with lung cancer, researchers had a rare, and unexpected, opportunity to study healthy and diseased human tissue at an unprecedented level of detail.


  • Cryogenic electron microscopy facility opens

    The new facility, led by two School of Medicine researchers, provides advanced tools for exploring tiny biological machines, from viral particles to the interior of the cell.


  • Henrietta Lacks family members speak

    Grandchildren of Henrietta Lacks, whose tissue sample became the source of the first immortalized cell line, spoke at an event featuring Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.


  • Improving cancer care in Nigeria

    Stanford physicians are engaged in an ongoing and wide-ranging collaboration with the country’s ministry of health and doctors at major university-affiliated hospitals to improve several areas of cancer care.


  • Working to restore sight

    Millions of people are slowly losing their vision to diseases of the retina, such as age-related macular degeneration. Now, a device more than a decade in the making may help some of them see again.


  • Lung cancer patient back from the brink

    Eight years after being diagnosed with stage-4 lung cancer, whose treatment led to other health complications, Ginger Powell is cancer-free. “Being cared for at Stanford gives me so much hope,” she said.



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