Online second opinion program launched
A new, internet-based service allows patients to seek a second opinion from a Stanford Medicine specialist.
Fragile DNA creates evolutionary hot spot
DNA regions susceptible to breakage and loss are genetic hot spots for important evolutionary changes, according to Stanford study. The findings may lead to new understanding of human evolution.
Physical therapy for reducing opioid use
Physical therapy within three months of a musculoskeletal pain diagnosis reduced patients’ risk of long-term opioid use by about 10 percent, according to a study by researchers at Stanford and Duke.
Stanford Medicine’s 2018 Health Trends Report
The report finds a rapid increase in the volume and utility of health-related data, creating an opportunity to democratize health care.
Med school space, finances focus of town hall
Adding buildings and moving research and administrative operations to off-campus locations will allow the School of Medicine to rebuild on campus and meet its growing need for space, school leaders say.
Employees volunteer after Camp Fire
Health care providers and veterinary technicians from Stanford volunteered to help humans and animals affected by the most destructive fire in California’s history.
Possible zinc strategy for diabetes
To treat diabetes directly, rather than manage its symptoms, doctors need a way to get drugs to cells that produce insulin. The key, Stanford researchers report, may be those cells’ affinity for zinc.
Understanding ‘chemo brain’
Three types of cells in the brain’s white matter show interwoven problems during the cognitive dysfunction that follows treatment with the cancer drug methotrexate, Stanford neuroscientists have found.
New appointment for Ronald Dalman
In the new role of associate dean for market development, Ronald Dalman will partner with Stanford Health Care business development leadership and others to fulfill regional goals of the integrated strategic plan.
What sea invertebrate reveals about us
A lowly sea creature may provide a way to understand our own blood-forming system, improve our immune function and find new immune-associated tools for biological discovery, Stanford researchers say.