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  • 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.

  • Medical students named Soros fellows

    The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans has announced 30 new members for 2022, three of whom are Stanford medical students.

  • Anne Brunet wins Lurie Prize

    Anne Brunet was awarded the 2022 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences for her efforts to understand the mechanism of aging.

  • Neurobiologist Denis Baylor dies at 82

    Baylor, former chair of the Department of Neurobiology, gained international recognition for discovering the electrical language used by the retina to translate light from the outside world into signals that the brain reads.

  • Electric current aids stroke recovery

    Stanford scientists have developed a device that delivers and electrically stimulates stem cells to promote stroke healing.

  • Teaching about addiction treatment

    An addiction medicine curriculum at Stanford School of Medicine trains students to better understand causes of and treatments for substance use disorders.

  • Communications office wins national awards

    The Office of Communications received seven awards from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

  • COVID RNA lingers in feces

    People with mild to moderate COVID-19 can shed viral RNA in their feces months after initial infection, Stanford researchers find. Those who do often have nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

  • Students create low-tech antiviral method

    Using household items, Stanford students have developed a way to make affordable nasal drops with the potential to slow the spread of viruses like COVID-19.

  • Moms of sick kids seek more health care

    Mothers facing the daily challenges of caring for children with congenital anomalies seek more health care and mental health services than other mothers, a Stanford-led study finds.

  • Living with handgun owner raises homicide risk

    Residents who don’t own a handgun but live with someone who does are significantly more likely to die by homicide compared with those in gun-free homes, research shows.

  • Vaccines bolster immunity from prior infection

    Two-dose COVID-19 vaccines significantly increase protection against hospitalization and death in people who had the illness before they were immunized.


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