• ‘Love hormone’ key to sociability

    Oxytocin, a substance involved in nurturing, sexual and pair-bonding behaviors, has also been implicated in overall sociability. A new Stanford study in mice describes the brain circuitry that’s involved.

  • New biosciences students hit the books

    The School of Medicine has set records in its recruitment statistics for doctoral students following the implementation of a funding model that encourages graduate students to follow their passion and take risks.

  • Working through pain toward success in school

    With the help of an advocacy program and integrated complex care team at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Hari Suresh navigated an obstacle-strewn path to scholastic success.

  • A father’s quest to help his daughter

    The annual Medicine X symposium included presentations from researchers, patients, providers, designers, technologists and policy leaders.

  • Stefanick on better medicine for women

    A Stanford professor of medicine discusses why giving consideration to sex and gender differences in research and treatment would improve medical care for everyone.

  • Spectrum debuts revamped website

    Content and navigational enhancements to the site are designed to help clinical and translational researchers locate mission-critical information, experts, scientific resources and forms.

  • Climate change making us sick, book says

    Co-authored by Stanford wilderness medicine expert Paul Auerbach, Enviromedics describes the frightening effects of climate change on health.

  • Brain tumor growth stopped

    High-grade gliomas, a group of aggressive brain tumors, cease growing in mice if a signaling molecule called neuroligin-3 is absent or its activity is blocked with drugs, a Stanford team has shown.

  • Darnall funded for pain management study

    The Stanford pain psychologist will evaluate the effectiveness of behavioral training to help people with chronic pain reduce their use of opioids.

  • DACA and children’s mental health

    Children with mothers eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program suffer from lower rates of anxiety and adjustment disorders than those with mothers who lack DACA eligibility.

2024 ISSUE 1

Psychiatry’s new frontiers