• Ned named assistant dean of MD admissions

    A longtime advocate for diversity and community outreach at Stanford has been appointed to help lead the medical admissions office.

  • Drug combo effective against dengue, Ebola

    To develop a potential antiviral treatment, Stanford researchers adopted an unusual approach: Rather than trying to disable viral enzymes, they targeted proteins the infected individual makes — and the virus needs.

  • Experts: Funding ban harms women

    “The reinstatement of the Mexico City policy is a stark example of ‘evidence-free’ policy making that ignores the best scientific data,” Nathan Lo and Michele Barry write.

  • Virtual reality helps surgery

    Gina Milner’s successful surgery, the first at Packard Children’s to use the new imaging technology, is one of many examples of how virtual-reality techniques are now helping patients.

  • Volunteer devotes half a century to Stanford

    When Martha Bachmann first volunteered as a “Pink Lady” in 1962, Stanford Hospital was known as Palo Alto-Stanford Hospital Center. Over her long career, she has watched the hospital expand dramatically.

  • Fighting for children’s health care

    The health policy decisions made in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., impact health care programs, and these changes trickle down to communities where the results are deeply felt.

  • Magazine examines art’s role in medicine

    When the arts and humanities play a role in medicine, patients, researchers and doctors can benefit. The winter issue of Stanford Medicine magazine features articles on the intersection of medicine with the arts and humanities.

  • Fast, brain-controlled typing achieved

    In a Stanford-led research report, three participants with movement impairment controlled an onscreen cursor simply by imagining their own hand movements.

  • Listening to the brain

    Stanford engineers and neurosurgeons have worked together to develop an experimental technology that could one day allow people with paralysis to affect the world around them using only their minds.

  • Pancreatic cells change fate to produce insulin

    Alpha cells can convert to insulin-producing beta cells in mice when just two genes are blocked, a new Stanford study shows. A similar mechanism may occur in people with diabetes.

2023 ISSUE 3

Exploring ways AI is applied to health care