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  • Awards for promoting diversity

    An event at Stanford Hospital honors a school of medicine faculty member, a fellow and a student for their efforts to diversify the medical field and promote health equity.

  • ‘Remote-controlled’ CAR-T cell therapy safer

    Stanford researchers modified anti-cancer CAR-T cells so they can be controlled with an oral drug. The modified cells are safer, more potent and more active against solid tumors in mice.

  • How Stanford Medicine tackles opioid crisis

    At Stanford Medicine, programs to help patients struggling with substance-abuse disorders, research into addiction, and educational programs to increase awareness about addiction and treatment are aimed at reducing dependence on opioids.

  • Lisa Wise-Faberowski dies at 57

    Lisa Wise-Faberowski, who studied a rare congenital heart condition as well as the effects of anesthesia on children’s developing brains, died at 57.

  • Brain plasticity leads to worse seizures

    A brain mechanism needed for learning explains why epileptic seizures become more frequent, but a finding in rodents offers hope for treatment, according to a new study.

  • Marijuana can damage heart

    Marijuana use and heart-attack risk were correlated in a large human study, Stanford scientists and their collaborators found. A molecule in soybeans may counteract these effects.

  • New members of arts, sciences academy

    Stanford Medicine professors David Relman and Abraham Verghese were among the nine Stanford faculty members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

  • Teens’ brains tuned to unfamiliar voices

    Around age 13, kids’ brains shift from focusing on their mothers’ voices to favor new voices, part of the biological signal driving teens to separate from their parents, a Stanford Medicine study has found.

  • Fiber supplements’ effects differ

    Researchers found that one fiber supplement seemed helpful while another appeared harmful — but study participants’ reactions varied.

  • Program helps diverse postdocs

    Stanford’s Propel program helps postdoctoral scholars from groups underrepresented in the biomedical sciences prepare for academic careers. The goal is to diversify the profession.

  • Monack named Microbiology and Immunology chair

    Monack, whose research focuses on interactions between microbial pathogens and the immune system during infections, succeeds David Schneider.

  • Laurene Powell Jobs to give keynote address

    The 2022 ceremony, the first in-person diploma-awarding event in three years, will honor students earning PhDs, MDs and master’s degrees.


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