Screening everyone 35 and older for chronic kidney disease would save lives
Many people don’t know they have chronic kidney disease until it progresses. A new study by Stanford Medicine researchers finds that screening would increase life expectancy in a cost-effective way.
William Robinson, who made fundamental hepatitis B discoveries, dies at 89
Hard-driving molecular virologist who used ‘advanced chemistry to unlock the tightly held secrets of viruses’ was also a hearty mountain man, scaling peaks in Alaska and Nepal.
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Medical school withdraws from U.S. News rankings
School of Medicine withdraws from the news organization’s “Best Medical Schools” survey and rankings, citing methodology limitations.
Blood drop yields lots of data
Using a new technique called multi-omic microsampling, Stanford Medicine researchers can measure thousands of protein, fat and metabolic molecules from a single drop of blood.
$18 million for transplant and gene-editing research
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine has funded Stanford Medicine projects to improve kidney transplantation and advance treatment for a rare genetic disease in children.
New way to treat COVID-19 smell loss
In a trial led by Stanford Medicine researchers, more than half of patients with persistent smell loss saw improvement with injections of platelet-rich plasma.
Stanford and Invus collaborate
The collaboration will enable the development of medications to treat a type of brain cancer.
Autism hinders grasp of vocal emotion
Children with autism have trouble identifying emotional tones because of differences in a brain region that processes social information, a Stanford Medicine study found.
How COVID-19 virus infects nasal cells
A discovery by Stanford Medicine researchers and colleagues may pave the way for a “morning after” or prophylactic nasal spray to prevent infection.
Blood test identifies infections
A diagnostic test developed by Stanford Medicine scientists can separate bacterial and viral infections with 90% accuracy, the first to meet standards set by the World Health Organization.
Shoshana Levy dies
Shoshana Levy discovered a family of molecules called tetraspanins, launching a new field of cancer research. She was an active researcher, collaborator and mentor at Stanford Medicine for nearly three decades.
Translational research master’s program
A new Stanford School of Medicine master’s program trains students in taking basic science research findings from the lab to patient care.
Gel treatment heals blistering wounds
Researchers find that a gel tested in patients with a life-threatening blistering skin disease helps wounds heal. The gel — the first topical gene therapy — awaits FDA approval.
Possible new way to kill cancer cells
After finding long, repetitive sequences in the genomes of seven kinds of cancer, researchers at Stanford Medicine and their colleagues developed a molecule that curbed their production.
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Researchers expand human blood stem cells
For decades, researchers have been trying to expand human blood stem cells in culture. Researchers at the institute have recently accomplished this, opening the way to explore many new medical therapies and avenues of basic research.
Centering mothers and families in the care of low-weight infants
New WHO resources underscore the life-saving value of kangaroo mother care and provide a roadmap for making it available to mothers and babies around the world.
To study aging, researchers give killifish the CRISPR treatment
A new study demonstrating CRISPR gene editing in killifish opens the doors for ambitious research on the biological drivers of aging.
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Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Receives Rare Disease Centers of Excellence Designation
Stanford Medicine Children’s Health has been named one of the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) Rare Disease Centers of Excellence, which are dedicated to diagnosing, treating, and researching all rare diseases.
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What to Eat for Health and Sustainability
The 2023 Stanford Food Summit united researchers identifying plant-based solutions to major public health and sustainability challenges.
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