An event to commemorate body donations, “the priceless gift of generosity,” previously only open to faculty, staff and students, is now open to the donors’ loved ones.
A new study led by Stanford Medicine scientists demonstrates a simple way of studying organ aging by analyzing distinct proteins, or sets of them, in blood, enabling the prediction of individuals’ risk for diseases.
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Richard Olshen dies at 81
The Stanford Medicine professor was best known for his work in recursive partitioning, an aspect of machine learning.
New implants treat brain injuries
A new technique using deep brain stimulation tailored to each patient exceeded researchers’ expectations in treating the cognitive impairments from moderate to severe traumatic brain injury.
Vegan diet improves cardiovascular health
A Stanford Medicine-led trial of identical twins comparing vegan and omnivore diets found that a vegan diet improves overall cardiovascular health.
Neural basis for “sunk cost” pride
It may not be smart, but we value something more if we’ve put a lot of sweat equity into it. Neuroscientists may have figured out the biochemical basis of why.
Scar tissue predicts lifespan
Pancreatic cancer is deadly, and its toll is growing. Scientists find that scar tissue around the tumor suggests how long a patient will live after diagnosis.
$10 million grant for maternal health
The California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative receives funding to develop evidence-based strategies that address disparities in maternal health.
Stanford Medicine magazine explores AI
The new issue of Stanford Medicine magazine explores the challenges and promise of artificial intelligence for medical care, research and education.
William Weis dies at 64
William Weis, PhD, former chair of structural biology at Stanford Medicine, refined advanced imaging techniques and described the three-dimensional structure of many cellular components.
Improved access to Stanford Hospital
An extension of Blake Wilbur Drive between Sand Hill Road and Welch Road will provide better access to the emergency department as well as reduce congestion around the medical campus.
Alvin Hackel dies at 91
The Stanford Medicine professor emeritus of anesthesiology and of pediatrics invented a transport incubator for newborns and helped establish pediatric anesthesiology as a specialty.
Cancer neuroscience discoveries give hope
To drive their growth, many tumors hijack nervous system signals, including those needed for brain plasticity. Stanford Medicine discoveries are opening a promising new branch of oncology research.
Diet choices can lower carbon footprint
Stanford Medicine researchers and their colleagues have identified simple food swaps that, if adopted universally, could reduce the nation’s food-related carbon footprint by more than a third. The changes are also more healthy.
Stanford introduces medical humanities minor
Combining the field of medicine with art, literature, film, history, policy, and the social sciences, a team of Stanford professors has shaped a new undergradua
Announcing a new global health scholars program for African Physicians
The Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health launched a new Stanford Global Health African Scholars Program on Nov. 1 to promote health equity, capacity-strengthening, and unique focused learning between African medical institutions and Stanford.
Perspective: It's time to prepare for the potential return of yellow fever
Mosquito-transmitted virus infections are on the rise and their spread is accelerating in Texas, Florida and elsewhere in the American South.
New Photon Counting CT (PCCT) Prototype Installed
A new prototype GE HealthCare photon counting CT (PCCT) scanner has been installed at 3155 Porter Drive, only the second such scanner in the United States.
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Moonshot effort aims to bioprint a human heart and implant it in a pig
Advances in the 3D printing of living tissue – a field known as bioprinting – puts within reach the possibility of fabricating whole organs from scratch and implanting them in living beings. A multidisciplinary team from Stanford received a federal contract to do just that.
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Celebrating Women Leaders in Climate and Health
In recognition of Women in Medicine Month this September, Stanford’s Center for Innovation in Global Health is celebrating female leaders working at the intersection of climate change and medicine.