Study to look at oral drug for COVID-19
Researchers want to determine whether favipiravir, an oral drug, is effective in reducing the severity of symptoms and shortening the duration of COVID-19.
Potential treatment for lung fibrosis
New research suggests that lung fibrosis develops when scar tissue cells escape immune surveillance, suggesting potential therapy.
Defect in alpha cells linked to diabetes
Pancreatic alpha cells from people with diabetes release excess amounts of glucagon, a hormone important in blood sugar control, in a new Stanford-developed mouse model of transplanted human islets.
Unregulated artery cell growth may drive atherosclerosis
Unregulated cell growth seems to be a driver behind the growth of atherosclerotic plaques, changing the traditional story of plaque formation. The rapid cell growth in the arterial wall is similar to pre-cancerous growth in other tissues.
Twilight sedation for spinal surgery
Todd Alamin, an orthopaedics professor at the Stanford School of Medicine, can perform spinal surgery using conscious sedation — the kind often used in dentists’ offices. Patients recover more quickly and may have a lower risk of complications.
Graduating in a time of turmoil
Forced apart by the coronavirus pandemic and stirred by protests over racial injustice, students were honored during the School of Medicine’s first online commencement ceremony.
First physician assistant class graduates
Three years after the Stanford School of Medicine launched its master of science in physician assistant studies program, all 27 members of the first class graduated.
Medical community rallies for racial justice
The event at Stanford provided a venue for health care workers and students to express their feelings about violence against African Americans and to voice their demands for change.
Procedures, routine visits again scheduled
With Stanford physicians once again performing nonemergency procedures, patient Anwar Soliman underwent surgery to relieve his back pain and acid reflux.
Twin registry gets new home at Stanford
Studies of identical versus fraternal twins reveal the relative contributions of heredity and the environment to numerous human traits. Now, Stanford has its own twin registry.
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