Topic List

  • 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.


  • John Farquhar dies at 91

    John Farquhar, a beloved mentor, pioneer in cardiovascular disease prevention and professor emeritus of medicine and of health research and policy at Stanford, died Aug. 22 at the age of 91.


  • Stunted telomeres found in heart disease

    Patients with cardiomyopathy have abnormally short telomeres in the cells responsible for heart contraction, Stanford researchers find. This disease hallmark opens new pathways for drug discovery.


  • Pathologist Robert Rouse dies

    Rouse was known for his precision in surgical pathology, his meticulous use of language, his calm demeanor and his subtle sense of humor.


  • A model for stemming opioid crisis

    Increasing the availability of naloxone, cutting opioid prescriptions by 25 percent and expanding drug-treatment programs could reduce opioid-related deaths by 6,000 over 10 years, Stanford researchers estimate.


  • Test predicts lymphoma therapy success

    Changes in circulating tumor DNA levels quickly predict how patients with diffuse large B cell lymphoma are responding to therapy, according to a Stanford-led study. Currently, patients wait months for the results.


  • Mechanism underlying ‘workaholic’ heart

    A study led by Stanford Medicine researchers shows why so many mutations associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a heart disorder, alter a key constituent of muscle cells in a way that makes it work overtime.


  • Technique for quickly spotting TB

    A newly created two-piece fluorescent probe gets activated when it comes in contact with tuberculosis bacteria in a phlegm.


  • Busting myths about milk

    Milk is a good source of calcium but isn’t necessarily the most critical factor for bone health, according to a Stanford researcher who recently discussed the facts and “facts” about milk.