Study upends heart-valve replacement guidelines
The benefits of a mechanical valve compared with a biological valve persist until the age of 70 for mitral-valve replacement, according to a new Stanford study.
Early Alzheimer’s trial shows promise
In a small safety trial based on preclinical work by a Stanford researcher, participants receiving blood plasma infusions from young donors showed some evidence of improvement.
Brain circuits tied to alertness
Stanford investigators were able to simultaneously monitor activity in every nerve cell of a zebrafish’s brain and determine which types of neurons were tied to alertness.
Regular pot use linked to more sex
The first study to examine the relationship between marijuana use and frequency of sexual intercourse at the population level in the United States shows a positive correlation between the two.
Biomedical study seeks participants
The large-scale study of what causes health and disease is enrolling participants at Stanford. All are welcome to apply. In particular, the project is seeking ethnic minorities and individuals with an increased risk of disease.
Robot-assisted surgery not always cost-effective
A Stanford study of nearly 24,000 patients with kidney cancer concluded that robot-assisted laparoscopic surgeries are associated with increases in operating times and cost compared with conventional laparoscopic surgeries.
Fixing hearts of infants with genetic defects
Infants with the genetic disorders trisomy 13 or 18 are more likely to survive if they undergo heart surgery, a study from researchers at Stanford and the University of Arkansas has found.
Decoding tumor super-suppression
Stanford scientists have found an answer to one of cancer biology’s toughest and most important questions: How does the body suppress tumors?…
Heroin discharges surpass opioid discharges
The findings of a new Stanford-led study suggest that illicit drugs are beginning to replace prescription opioids as the source of the national drug epidemic.
After medical error, apology goes a long way
New research shows that discussing hospital errors with patients leads to better patient safety without spurring a barrage of malpractice claims.
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