• Bioscience students don lab coats

    Chosen from a pool of 1,959 applicants, the 122 new Stanford graduate students in the biosciences have begun classes.

  • How Zika affects cranial precursor cells

    New research shows that cranial neural crest cells can be infected by the Zika virus, causing them to secrete high levels of cytokines that can affect neurons in the developing brain.

  • A baby with a mosaic heart

    Researchers have solved the mystery of an infant with severe long QT syndrome, found to be caused by a lethal genetic defect in only 8 percent of her cells.

  • Iron nanoparticles help treat cancer

    Stanford researchers accidentally discovered that iron nanoparticles invented for anemia treatment have another use: triggering the immune system’s ability to destroy tumor cells.

  • RNA molecule aids DNA damage response

    Stanford researchers have found that a tumor suppressor known as p53 is stabilized by a regulatory RNA molecule called DINO. The interaction helps a cell respond to DNA damage and may play a role in cancer development and premature aging.

  • Expanding services for aging adults

    The Aging Adult Services program at Stanford Health Care helps patients and families make decisions and navigate care.

  • Health technology for aging adults

    The 12 fellows will follow the Stanford program’s usual process of gathering information, identifying needs and developing solutions.

  • Stanford Medicine leaders look ahead

    At a panel discussion on Sept. 22, Stanford Medicine’s leaders highlighted accomplishments from the past year and discussed future opportunities.

  • Darnall on opioids and pain management

    A Stanford Medicine psychologist is helping patients reduce pain without opioids and prescription drugs. She offers practical steps for people to harness the power of their mind-body connection to reduce symptoms of pain and increase their quality of life.

  • Verghese receives National Humanities Medal

    Abraham Verghese, MD, the critically acclaimed author, was honored at a White House ceremony for helping to deepen the nation’s understanding of the human experience.

2024 ISSUE 1

Psychiatry’s new frontiers