• Learning to speak the brain’s language

    Brain-machine interfaces now treat neurological disease and change the way people with paralysis interact with the world. Improving those devices depends on getting better at translating the language of the brain.

  • Should researchers seek to enhance the brain?

    As scientists get better at interpreting the language of the brain, they get closer to not just treating disease, but also enhancing our senses and our intellects. Should they go there?…

  • New biomedical research building planned

    The Biomedical Innovation Building will be the first in a sequence of new buildings that eventually will replace the outdated complex comprising the Grant, Alway, Lane and Edwards buildings.

  • Diabetes center gets $7.7 million

    With the grant, Stanford joins 16 other federal research centers across the country dedicated to the prevention and treatment of diabetes.

  • Two professors elected to medical academy

    Howard Chang and Tirin Moore are among the 70 new members and 10 new international members announced Oct. 16 by the academy.

  • Empowering women to lead global health

    More than 400 people from around the world gathered at Stanford to discuss the dearth of women in global-health leadership positions and to begin a movement to fill the gap.

  • Fixing hearts of infants with genetic defects

    Infants with the genetic disorders trisomy 13 or 18 are more likely to survive if they undergo heart surgery, a study from researchers at Stanford and the University of Arkansas has found.

  • Conference addresses physician burnout

    Speakers at a conference agreed that administrative requirements contribute to physician unhappiness, but they also blamed a toxic culture in many health care organizations.

  • Caregivers honor cancer patient

    Minal Patel, a 26-year-old Packard Children’s patient, has always wanted to become a physician. When her cancer relapsed, her doctors and nurses planned a special way to recognize her goal.

  • Genotype, gene expression linked in tissues

    Understanding how a person’s DNA sequence affects gene expression in various tissues reveals the molecular mechanisms of disease. Stanford scientists involved in the National Institutes Health’s GTEx project have published some of their insights.

2024 ISSUE 1

Psychiatry’s new frontiers