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Reshuffling liver transplant waitlist
An updated scoring system developed by Stanford Medicine researchers will more accurately prioritize patients on the liver transplant waiting list based on medical urgency.
Magazine explores molecules within us
The new issue of Stanford Medicine magazine features articles about the molecules that make us who we are and how understanding them can lead to medical discoveries and innovations.
Small increase in risk with prostate radiation
Receiving radiation for prostate cancer increases the risk of other cancers very slightly, Stanford Medicine researchers find, allowing providers to better inform patients weighing treatment options.
Stanford Health Care among nation’s top hospitals
For eighth year running, U.S. News & World Report ranks Stanford Health Care one of the nation’s highest-rated hospitals.
Malenka on psychedelic drugs and disorders
Robert Malenka’s early research on the molecular mechanisms underlying memory and learning has led to an understanding of their role in psychiatric disorders including addiction, depression and autism spectrum disorder.
Mark Davis on immunology research
Vaccinology has taken great leaps forward in the past decade, largely due to advanced analytical methods as well as a shift in researchers’ focus from rodents to humans.
Hints into long COVID
People with lower levels of an antiviral antibody as well as those with lung disease take longer to clear COVID-19 symptoms, say Stanford Medicine researchers.
Keto and Mediterranean good for diabetes
In a trial of the two low-carb diets, both were similarly effective in controlling blood glucose. Keto’s more severe carb restrictions did not provide additional overall health benefits.
‘Digital human’ helps reduce knee stress
A computer simulation that relates muscle activation patterns to harmful pressure on the knee helps participants adopt knee-protective strategies as they walk.
Pediatric emergency department recognized
Santa Clara County recognized Stanford’s pediatric emergency department for its ability to handle a broad spectrum of medical emergencies in young patients.
Targeting enzyme that fuels cancer cells
Stanford Medicine researchers have created a molecule that blocks an enzyme thought to be instrumental in causing colon cancer relapse or chemotherapy resistance.
Joseph Wu to be AHA president
Beginning July 2023, Wu will lead the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cardiovascular health.
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Assessing bias in patient safety reporting systems
Researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine find that bias may be present in patient safety reporting systems, a method for reporting incidents related to medical errors that can result in harm to patients.
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Michele Barry on Preventing Pandemics
“Epidemics are inevitable, but pandemics are preventable,” said Michele Barry, MD, director of Stanford’s Center for Innovation in Global Health. She sees this moment of global awareness and interest in pandemics as an opportunity to catalyze innovation and build better prepared, more equitable health systems.