Press Releases

  • 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.


  • Toll of armed conflict in Africa

    A Stanford-led analysis of the indirect impact of armed conflict in Africa shows that as many as 3.5 million infants born within 30 miles of combat were killed over two decades.


  • Ketamine tied to opioid system

    Ketamine’s antidepressive effects require activation of opioid receptors in the brain, a new Stanford study shows. The surprising finding may alter how new antidepressants are developed and administered in order to mitigate the risk of opioid dependence.



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