Stanford expands biobank services
The Stanford Biobank is launching a state-of-the-art biospecimen management system and setting up economical, off-site sample storage options.
Spotty statin adherence leads to higher mortality
Patients who took statins less than 70 percent of the time had a 20 percent increase in mortality compared with those taking them at least 90 percent of the time, a Stanford study found.
McCormick Lecture set for March 8
The Rockefeller cell biologist and geneticist will give a talk at Stanford titled “Telomeres and the DNA damage response.”…
How AI could help create antibiotics
Researchers at Stanford have created an algorithm that, guided by previous research, lays out the DNA sequences most likely to align with antimicrobial properties.
Computer v. patient: Fighting for residents’ attention
Stanford researchers found that medical trainees spent an average of 5.38 hours — or nearly half of a 12-hour work day — in front of a screen.
More primary care doctors, longer life
Life expectancy grows when there are more primary care physicians in the field, yet their numbers are shrinking as medical students saddled with debt turn to more lucrative fields, according to a study led by researchers at Stanford and Harvard.
The perspective of a nurse-scientist
A nurse-scientist at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has discovered a passion for science, and advocates for bringing the nursing perspective into clinical research.
Gentler pre-transplant treatment with antibody
An antibody to a protein on blood-forming stem cells may allow bone marrow transplants without the need for chemotherapy and radiation, according to a Stanford study.
Transplants without tissue-matching?
Researchers’ experimental approach for preparing mice for blood stem cell transplantation may one day make it possible in humans to safely transplant organs or cells from any donor to any recipient.
Nicotine arms race
In this Q&A, Robert Jackler, a professor who has studied the rapid rise of e-cigarettes among youth, discussed the impact of Juul, a high-nicotine vaping device.