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  • Sustainable Healthcare certification

    Stanford Health Care is among the first health care organizations in the nation to receive the certification, which celebrates its progress toward reducing emissions that contribute to climate change.

  • A.C. Matin dies at 83

    The microbiologist, on the faculty for nearly half a century, studied a wide range of topics, including antibiotic resistance, cancer, and bacteria as an agent for cleaning up toxic chemicals.

  • Wes Brown dies at 63

    Brown developed stem-cell therapies for patients who suffered infections after receiving blood or bone marrow transplants.

  • Register for RAISE Health symposium

    Register for the inaugural RAISE Health symposium, which will convene leaders in artificial intelligence for discussions on safe and responsible AI innovation.

  • Pump for kids’ failing hearts

    A new type of surgically implanted pump that can support a child’s failing heart has passed the first stage of human testing in a Stanford Medicine-led trial.

  • Cell-based therapy for solid tumors

    The FDA recently approved the first cell-based therapy — widely used in treating blood cancers — for solid tumors. Stanford Medicine treated the first patient with advanced melanoma.

  • Stanford Medicine magazine on psychiatry

    The new issue of Stanford Medicine magazine reports on emerging research and innovative treatments to improve mental health.

  • Biochemist Lubert Stryer dies at 86

    Stryer made fundamental discoveries in fluorescence spectroscopy and vision, established structural biology at Stanford, and uplifted young scientists.

  • Shedding light on exercise’s effects

    A Stanford Medicine-led effort to learn more about exercise’s molecular effects paints the broadest picture yet of why, in the health arena, sweat is king.

  • Studying neurodevelopmental disorders

    Stanford Medicine research on Timothy syndrome — which predisposes newborns to autism and epilepsy — may extend well beyond the rare genetic disorder to schizophrenia and other conditions.


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May 21, 2024 – Stanford HAI

Stanford AI Projects Greenlighted in National AI Research Resource Pilot

Robotics and hospital computer vision projects receive NSF grants as part of an innovative pilot program to democratize AI research.

May 15 – Stanford Cancer Institute

20th anniversary of the Stanford Cancer Institute

The Stanford Cancer Institute celebrates its 20th anniversary.

May 15 – Stanford Cancer Institute

Curing Advanced Cancers Think Tank

To explore innovative approaches, technologies, and strategies to cure advanced cancers, the Stanford Cancer Institute hosted a group of nationally recognized cancer experts on the Stanford campus for a two-day think tank collaborative on April 3 and 4, 2024.

May 1, 2024 – Stanford Report

Stanford faculty elected to National Academy of Sciences

Seven Stanford researchers join the scholarly society.

April 24, 2024 – Stanford Medicine Children’s Health

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Welcomes New Chief of the Division of Abdominal Transplantation

Marc Melcher, MD, has been appointed the new Chief of the Division of Abdominal Transplantation at Stanford Medicine. In his new role, he oversees all aspects of abdominal transplant programs, including liver, kidney, and small bowel transplantation at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health.

April 18, 2024 – Stanford Report

Stanford faculty named AAAS Fellows

Seven Stanford faculty are among the 502 new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

April 15, 2024 – Stanford Cancer Institute

Stanford Scientists and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Identify Protein That Controls CAR-T Cell Longevity

Cancer scientists at Stanford and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) identified a protein, FOXO1, that improves the survival and function of CAR-T cells, which may lead to more effective CAR-T cell therapies and could potentially expand its use in difficult-to-treat cancers.

February 21, 2024 – Stanford News

A new RNA editing tool could enhance cancer treatment

The new study found that an RNA-targeting CRISPR platform could tune immune cell metabolism without permanent genetic changes, potentially unveiling a relatively low-risk way to upgrade existing cell therapies for cancer.

February 21, 2024 – SPARK Stanford

SPARK publishes manuscript in Nature Biotechnology

SPARK has published a paper in the journal Nature Biotechnology describing the unique community and methods the program has developed to address challenges in translating academic discoveries to medical products.

February 20, 2024 – Stanford HAI

In Cardiology Trial, Doctors Receptive to AI Collaboration

Doctors worked with a prototype AI assistant and adapted their diagnoses based on AI’s input, which led to better clinical decisions.

February 20, 2024 – Department of Medicine

A New Era of Cardiovascular Care: Insights from Dr. Joseph Wu

As we observe American Heart Month this February, Joseph Wu, MD, PhD, shares his insights into the current state of cardiovascular medicine and what the future might hold for treating and preventing heart disease.

January 30, 2024 – Global Health

Equipping doctors to save lives when resources are scarce

Stanford Surgeon Sherry Wren’s International Humanitarian Surgical Skills Course, now in its tenth year at Stanford, has equipped hundreds of surgeons and healthcare providers with the unique skills and knowledge they need to save lives in conflict zones and low-resource settings.

January 16 – Stanford Report

IntroSem reveals the magic of medical imaging

An introductory seminar dives into the technologies behind the shadowy photos of anatomy that give clinicians a window into our most personal of spaces.

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