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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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.
Older, younger kids equally OK with phones
Stanford Medicine researchers did not find a connection between the age children acquired their first cell phone and their sleep patterns, depression symptoms or grades.
Psychiatrist Hans Steiner dies at 76
The Stanford Medicine psychiatrist was an expert in the development of psychopathologies and a beloved mentor to many.
Shebani Sethi on metabolic psychiatry
A specialist in psychiatry and obesity describes how metabolic disorders affect the brain and how nutrition can help patients with mental illness.
Antibody treatment rejuvenates stem cells
Old muscle stem cells express high levels of the cancer-associated molecule CD47. Blocking a pathway mediated by CD47 restored strength to old mice in a Stanford Medicine study.
Stanford Health Care’s technology honor
Stanford Health Care earned a Most Wired recognition for using outstanding technology in ambulatory and acute care.
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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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