‘Discovery Curriculum’ launched
A redesigned curriculum for Stanford medical students is now being fully implemented. It provides new courses, more flexibility and financial incentives for pursuing long-term research.
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.
Leader in children’s health bids farewell
The longtime CEO of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has retired after nearly three decades of shaping health care for children and expectant mothers.
State of Stanford Medicine on Sept. 17
Stanford Medicine’s leadership will address a variety of topics and discuss the future of the School of Medicine and hospitals.
Rally to raise awareness scheduled
After a statement about guns ended prospects for a government appointment, a Stanford professor joined a student in forming a nonprofit to address the public health issue.
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.
What to know about concussions
Angela Lumba-Brown, MD, co-director of the Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center, is the lead author of the newly published CDC Guidelines on the Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Children. In a recent interview, she explained what families should know about concussions.