Evidence COVID-19 causes brain inflammation
A detailed molecular analysis of tissue from the brains of individuals who died of COVID-19 reveals extensive signs of inflammation and neurodegeneration, but no sign of the virus that causes the disease.
Climate change lengthening allergy season
Air levels of pollen and mold spores in the San Francisco Bay Area are elevated for about two more months per year than in past decades, and higher temperatures are to blame, a Stanford Medicine study has found.
COVID-19 antibody treatment now available
An infusion of monoclonal antibodies can ease COVID-19 symptoms and reduce complications in recently diagnosed, non-hospitalized people at high risk. Now people can refer themselves.
Awards in medical, bioscience education
Dozens of professors, staff members, residents and students were honored for their contributions to Stanford Medicine.
Psychiatrist Herbert Leiderman dies
Leiderman led groundbreaking research into infant and child development that helped changed the way the world viewed newborns.
Graduates mark a momentous year
Speakers at the Stanford School of Medicine 2021 virtual graduation ceremony looked back at a year dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic and increasing awareness of racial injustice.
Evaluating papers through patents
By tracking which scientific papers are cited by patents, researchers can quantify which studies contribute to real-world applications.
Animal-welfare awareness may lower meat consumption
Giving people information about animal welfare can motivate them to eat less meat, a meta-analysis of 100 studies has found.
New treatment prevents disc reherniation
A middle school teacher is relieved of crippling back pain after Stanford surgeons implant a device to prevent a herniated spinal disc from recurring.
Newborn avoids jaw surgery with retainer
Stanford Children’s Health is the only place in North America to offer a noninvasive, orthodontic approach to Pierre Robin sequence.
Promote vaccination, not herd immunity
Epidemiology expert Julie Parsonnet warns that COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy has probably made herd immunity unattainable, which makes vaccination all the more important for personal health.
Post-COVID-19 symptoms are common
More than 70% of COVID-19 patients in studies — most of whom were hospitalized — reported 84 different symptoms and signs months after they became ill.
Wearables predict blood test results
Stanford researchers found that data from smartwatches can flag early signs of some health conditions and predict the results of simple blood tests.
Stanford Medicine is closely monitoring the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). A dedicated page provides the latest information and developments related to the pandemic.
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