Press Releases

  • Psoriatic arthritis drug shows promise

    In a randomized clinical trial conducted by researchers at Stanford and more than 100 other medical centers, psoriatic arthritis patients given an injectable biologic drug for 24 weeks showed substantial improvement compared with patients who received placebo injections.

  • Preventing HIV among drug users

    As more people inject drugs like heroin, the risk of an HIV outbreak increases. Stanford researchers examined four methods that could be cost-effective in preventing an outbreak.

  • How accurate are fitness devices?

    A Stanford inquiry into the accuracy of seven wristband activity monitors showed that six out of seven devices measured heart rate within 5 percent. None, however, measured energy expenditure well.

  • Stanford Medicine magazine on sex, gender and medicine

    The spring issue of the magazine highlights how sex and gender differences should be part of medical education, research and care. It includes a Q&A with Barbra Streisand on fighting gender discrimination in cardiovascular research and treatment.

  • Cancer therapy may work in unexpected way

    An antibody to the cell receptor PD-1 may launch a two-pronged assault on cancer by initiating attacks by both T cells and macrophages, a Stanford study has found.

  • Conference on children, immigration

    The Child Health and Immigration Conference on May 25 will bring together Stanford researchers, policymakers and community leaders to discuss the effects of immigration policies on kids.

  • First possible drug treatment for lymphedema

    Collaboration between two Stanford labs has resulted in the discovery of a molecular cause for lymphedema and the first possible drug treatment for it.

  • Crowdsourcing autism data

    Many areas across the globe have few autism experts, leading to delayed care for kids who live there. Stanford scientists have launched a crowdsourcing project to pinpoint such geographic gaps, and find ways to fill them.

  • Dementia care falls mainly on women

    As the population ages, a surge in patients with dementia will place an inordinate burden on working women, risking “hard-fought gains for equality in the workplace,” according to Stanford researchers.

  • Participants sought for peanut allergy studies

    Scientists at Stanford are studying a vaccine and an antibody drug that may help reduce the severity of peanut allergies.

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