Few patients receive recommended genetic testing after cancer diagnosis
A new study finds surprisingly low genetic testing rates for cancer patients who may benefit, especially among Asian, Black and Hispanic patients.
Pediatric emergency department melds expert care with child-centered space
The Marc and Laura Andreessen Pediatric Emergency Department at Stanford Medicine opened in 2022. This child-centered space puts young ones at ease while advanced care is delivered.
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William Robinson, pioneering virologist
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.
Screening for chronic kidney disease
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.
Forum rallies DEI agents for change
At the 2023 Stanford Medicine Diversity and Inclusion Forum, speakers emphasized communication that destigmatizes the patient, empowers frontline workers and supports non-English speaking patients.
Genes linked to brain cancer
An international effort led by a Stanford Medicine researcher finds more than 50 genes linked to glioma — a rare brain cancer. Although most gliomas are sporadic, a minority are inherited.
Reversing brain signals treats depression
A new study led by Stanford Medicine researchers is the first to reveal how magnetic stimulation treats severe depression: by correcting the abnormal flow of brain signals.
Synthetic biology and sustainability
Scientists gathered to discuss the future of synthetic biology and how it can help curb climate change and promote sustainability.
How beneficial fats increase lifespan
Fat from olive oil and nuts boosts the numbers of two key cellular structures and protects membranes from damage, lengthening the lives of laboratory worms, Stanford Medicine-led study finds.
Distracting videos ease kids’ radiotherapy
Most children receiving radiation therapy for cancer can hold still without anesthesia if they watch videos during the treatment, a study of a technique developed at Stanford Medicine found.
How statins improve vascular health
Statins designed to lower cholesterol have long been noted to work in mysterious ways to improve other aspects of cardiovascular health. A Stanford Medicine-led study uncovers how they do it.
Nobelists credit basic research
A two-day event at the Stanford School of Medicine brought together investors, regulators, company executives and scientists to discuss the most productive ways for them to work together.
Surgeons at Stanford Medicine believe the new technique, which has now been performed on six patients, will improve health outcomes for recipients and boost the pool of available organs.
Antibiotics linked to poorer cancer survival
Triple-negative breast cancer patients who used antibiotics within three years of diagnosis have an increased risk of death, according to a study. The gut microbiome is a likely link.
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mRNA medicines: Looking back, and a look forward
Stanford Medicine experts discuss the past successes and future potential of mRNA as a new type of medicine or treatment.
Rethinking hospital diets: personalized, healthy, real food
Stanford Medicine doctors, dietitians and nutritionists rethink what it means to have healthy food for hospital patients.
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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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Thirteen faculty elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Faculty from across disciplines were honored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, recognizing work that advances the common good.
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Limiting clonal expansion
Researchers find an inherited genetic variant that is key in slowing the expansion of blood cell clones.
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