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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African Americans less likely to be screened
National guidelines for lung cancer screening are less effective for African Americans than for whites, Stanford study concludes. A risk-based analysis is more equitable and effective.
NPs, physicians equally safe at prescribing
A study at Stanford Medicine has found that nurse practitioners prescribe as safely as primary care physicians while caring for seniors.
Lung cancer cells protected by brain cells
Small cell lung cancers often metastasize to the brain. A Stanford Medicine study shows they thrive there by emulating developing neurons and recruiting surrounding cells for protection.
How ketamine treats depression
In an unusual trial, Stanford Medicine researchers found that a patient’s belief that they had received ketamine, even if they didn’t, could improve their depression.
Eye fluid study may foster treatments
Stanford Medicine researchers clock the age of cells to find new therapy targets.
Virtual reality therapy for hoarding disorder
A first-of-its-kind study by Stanford Medicine researchers lets patients practice letting go of treasured objects in simulations of their own homes.
AMA Joy in Medicine honor
Stanford Medicine was recognized by the American Medical Association for commitment to improving physician professional fulfillment.
Why young kids don’t get severe COVID
Children’s noses pack a punch that could help explain COVID-19’s typically mild course in young kids. Researchers hope to parlay that ‘nasal magic’ into increased protections for adults.
Drug boosts nerve growth, muscle strength
A drug that boosts strength in injured or aging mice restores connections between nerves and muscle and suggests ways to combat weakness in humans due to aging, injury or disease.
Two elected to National Academy of Medicine
Bonnie Maldonado and Kristy Red-Horse join distinguished society of physicians.
Reena Thomas gets $12 million CIRM grant
The award will facilitate a clinical trial testing the safety of CAR-T cells — immune cells from patients’ own bodies that have been bioengineered to destroy cancer cells — used to treat a deadly brain cancer.
PhD lab coat ceremony
Students in doctoral programs, from epidemiology to biomedical physics, don their lab coats and pledge their commitment to scientific ethics.
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.