In a mouse study led by Stanford Medicine scientists, a drug made mammalian pain receptors more like those in birds — and more resistant to some forms of pain.
Cells in the adult liver were thought to divide rarely. But a study led by Stanford Medicine researchers found intermittent fasting causes rapid cell division.
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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.
Hepatitis C treatment low
Antiviral medicine eliminates hepatitis C in 97% of patients, but Stanford Medicine researchers and colleagues find that many don’t receive the treatment.
Predicting preeclampsia from urine, blood
Biological molecules in urine and gene-activity signals in blood can predict early in pregnancy which women develop preeclampsia, Stanford Medicine researchers found.
Liver exchange eases shortage of organs
A rare three-way exchange of liver transplants in Pakistan was made possible with a new algorithm developed by a Stanford Medicine student.
Stanford hospitals earn top honors
A leader in U.S. hospital quality ratings has given Stanford Health Care and Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley top grades for safety. Stanford Health Care was also named a top teaching hospital.
Anatomic pathology goes paperless
Stanford Health Care has launched a software system that streamlines the pathologic examination of tissues and body fluids, from collection to reporting results.
Infants do better with buprenorphine
Stanford Medicine and Harvard researchers found that buprenorphine for opioid use disorder treatment during pregnancy was linked to better outcomes for newborns than methadone.
Leaders pledge to address climate change
A roundtable at the White House on reducing the health care industry’s climate-warming emissions includes leaders from Stanford Medicine.
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SLAC/Stanford researchers discover how a nano-chamber in the cell directs protein folding
The results challenge a 70-year-old theory of how proteins fold in our cells and have profound implications for treating diseases linked to protein misfolding.
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Eight Physicians From Stanford Medicine Children’s Health to Be Recognized as Members of the American Pediatric Society
The American Pediatric Society has announced that eight physicians from Stanford Medicine Children’s Health will be recognized as new APS members in 2023.