Scope blog debuts new look
Stanford Medicine’s award-winning blog, Scope, has a refreshed, mobile-friendly design.
Seizure-regulating nerve cells identified
Stanford researchers have found that a small set of nerve cells in the brain regulates the debilitating seizures and cognitive deficits characteristic of the most common form of epilepsy in adults. This discovery could lead to new and better treatments.
Patients, caregivers tell their stories
The Stanford Storybank features conversations between two people about learning, connecting and healing.
IPS cells slow tumor growth in mice
Priming the immune system with induced pluripotent stem cells prevented or slowed the development of cancer in mice, Stanford researchers found.
Assay tweak could help disease detection
The technique is based on an existing method called a proximity ligation assay, which converts the biomarker into a DNA sequence.
Analysis reveals surprising DNA secrets
DNA twitches during transcription to bring distant regions in contact and enhance gene expression, according to Stanford researchers who devised a new way to label individual, nonrepetitive DNA sequences.
Seed grants go to nine global health projects
The Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health has awarded seed grants to investigators who are applying innovative approaches to address health challenges in resource-poor settings.
A patient’s bucket list helps physicians
A Stanford study has has found that a majority of people make bucket lists and suggests they can be useful in doctor-patient discussions about care plans.
Newborn undergoes ‘bloodless’ surgery
Lola Garcia of Hemet, California, was the smallest infant in North America to undergo such a procedure.
A minimally invasive heart valve replacement
A 58-year-old woman who survived Hodgkin’s lymphoma and lung cancer needed a new heart valve, but open-heart surgery was considered too risky. So her doctor suggested a minimally invasive approach.