Height may contribute to varicose veins
In the largest genetic study of varicose veins ever completed, Stanford researchers and their collaborators provide evidence that being tall is a risk factor for the condition.
Human skeletal stem cell identified
Identification of the human skeletal stem cell by Stanford scientists could pave the way for regenerative treatments for bone fractures, arthritis and joint injuries.
Human ‘exposome’ revealed
Stanford scientists have measured the human “exposome,” or the particulates, chemicals and microbes that individually swaddle us all, in unprecedented detail.
‘Cascade’ testing identifies relatives at risk
An online effort coupled with lower costs significantly increased the proportion of cancer patients’ relatives who chose to undergo genetic testing for cancer-associated mutations in Stanford study.
Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza dies at 96
Cavalli-Sforza helped create the field of genetic geography and was one of the founders of cultural evolution, a theory that social change resembles a Darwinian evolutionary process.
Magazine explores vision of Stanford Medicine
The summer issue of Stanford Medicine highlights research and programs that reflect a shared vision for the future of the School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
Same mutations fuel cancer metastases
The true driver mutations of cancer are almost always common to all metastases in an individual, according to a Stanford scientist and other researchers.
Predicting aneurysm risk from DNA
By combining genome-sequence information and health records, Stanford scientists have developed a new algorithm that can predict the risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm, and potentially could be used for any number of diseases.
Weather predicts incidence of snakebites
Rattlesnake bites, contrary to public opinion, increase after periods of high rainfall, not drought, according to a Stanford-led study that examined 20 years of snakebite history in California.
Safer gene therapy?
A new study gives Stanford researchers hope that they may have solved a big problem plaguing gene therapy: the prospect of an autoimmune attack.
Leading in Precision Health
Stanford Medicine is leading the biomedical revolution in precision health, defining and developing the next generation of care that is proactive, predictive and precise.
A Legacy of Innovation
Stanford Medicine's unrivaled atmosphere of breakthrough thinking and interdisciplinary collaboration has fueled a long history of achievements.