The Stanford immunologist’s research on how our immune cells recognize pathogens — and what happens when this process goes wrong — paved the way to modern immunology.
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Awards for promoting diversity
An event at Stanford Hospital honors a school of medicine faculty member, a fellow and a student for their efforts to diversify the medical field and promote health equity.
Refining law on the definition of death
Experts propose revising the legal and medical standard on declaring someone dead based on respiratory function and likelihood of consciousness rather than cessation of brain function.
‘Remote-controlled’ CAR-T cell therapy safer
Stanford researchers modified anti-cancer CAR-T cells so they can be controlled with an oral drug. The modified cells are safer, more potent and more active against solid tumors in mice.
How Stanford Medicine tackles opioid crisis
At Stanford Medicine, programs to help patients struggling with substance-abuse disorders, research into addiction, and educational programs to increase awareness about addiction and treatment are aimed at reducing dependence on opioids.
Lisa Wise-Faberowski dies at 57
Lisa Wise-Faberowski, who studied a rare congenital heart condition as well as the effects of anesthesia on children’s developing brains, died at 57.
Brain plasticity leads to worse seizures
A brain mechanism needed for learning explains why epileptic seizures become more frequent, but a finding in rodents offers hope for treatment, according to a new study.
Marijuana can damage heart
Marijuana use and heart-attack risk were correlated in a large human study, Stanford scientists and their collaborators found. A molecule in soybeans may counteract these effects.
New members of arts, sciences academy
Stanford Medicine professors David Relman and Abraham Verghese were among the nine Stanford faculty members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Teens’ brains tuned to unfamiliar voices
Around age 13, kids’ brains shift from focusing on their mothers’ voices to favor new voices, part of the biological signal driving teens to separate from their parents, a Stanford Medicine study has found.
Fiber supplements’ effects differ
Researchers found that one fiber supplement seemed helpful while another appeared harmful — but study participants’ reactions varied.
Program helps diverse postdocs
Stanford’s Propel program helps postdoctoral scholars from groups underrepresented in the biomedical sciences prepare for academic careers. The goal is to diversify the profession.
Monack named Microbiology and Immunology chair
Monack, whose research focuses on interactions between microbial pathogens and the immune system during infections, succeeds David Schneider.
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Paul Wise helps child cancer patients fleeing Ukraine
Paul Wise has just returned from Poland, where he was helping coordinate the evacuation of child cancer patients from Ukraine in an effort to get them to appropriate medical care.
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Long-term success: Stanford's experience in heart transplantation over five decades
A study has found that long-term survival after heart transplantation has improved over the last 50 years at Stanford, the longest-running heart transplant center in the United States.