• Falkow’s legacy of mentorship

    The legendary microbe hunter has helped launch the careers of more than 100 scientists, including those of several Stanford faculty members.

  • Course spreads the gospel of microfluidics

    Tiny devices could help scientists study coral bleaching, parasites, molecular biology and more, but few scientists know how to use them. A new course aimed to change that by pairing students with labs looking for help.

  • Animals don’t fully mimic human immune response

    “Humanized” mice are used to study human immune responses, but they are inadequate for stem cell studies, say Stanford researchers. Optimized models are needed for clinical decision-making.

  • Migraine trial seeks participants

    Of the 37 million Americans who suffer from migraines, a few million progress to a chronic stage of having them more often than not. Stanford investigators hope to find out why.

  • Stanford Medicine magazine reports on vision

    The magazine’s summer issue highlights new strategies to protect and restore sight. It also includes an essay by bestselling author Joyce Maynard on life during her husband’s battle with cancer.

  • ‘Genome cloaking’ enhances privacy

    Stanford researchers used cryptography to cloak irrelevant genetic information in individuals’ genomes while revealing disease-associated mutations. They say the technique could vastly improve patient privacy.

  • Stanford, Intermountain grants announced

    The one-year grants to researchers at Stanford and Intermountain Healthcare are aimed at improving health care.

  • Medicine X conference set for Sept. 15-17

    This year’s theme for the annual Medicine X symposium is the importance of individual citizens in helping to build a more caring culture in health care.

  • Scar painter Ted Meyer visiting Stanford

    Painter Ted Meyer makes art from scars and helps medical students remember that patients are people. He’ll be at Stanford Aug. 14-17.

  • Cochran appointed bioengineering chair

    Jennifer Cochran, whose research focuses on development of new technologies for high-throughput protein analysis and engineering, succeeds Norbert Pelc.

2023 ISSUE 1

How social factors make or break us