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  • Shoshana Levy dies

    Shoshana Levy discovered a family of molecules called tetraspanins, launching a new field of cancer research. She was an active researcher, collaborator and mentor at Stanford Medicine for nearly three decades.

  • Translational research master’s program

    A new Stanford School of Medicine master’s program trains students in taking basic science research findings from the lab to patient care.

  • Gel treatment heals blistering wounds

    Researchers find that a gel tested in patients with a life-threatening blistering skin disease helps wounds heal. The gel — the first topical gene therapy — awaits FDA approval.

  • Possible new way to kill cancer cells

    After finding long, repetitive sequences in the genomes of seven kinds of cancer, researchers at Stanford Medicine and their colleagues developed a molecule that curbed their production.

  • Hepatitis C treatment low

    Antiviral medicine eliminates hepatitis C in 97% of patients, but Stanford Medicine researchers and colleagues find that many don’t receive the treatment.

  • Predicting preeclampsia from urine, blood

    Biological molecules in urine and gene-activity signals in blood can predict early in pregnancy which women develop preeclampsia, Stanford Medicine researchers found.

  • Liver exchange eases shortage of organs

    A rare three-way exchange of liver transplants in Pakistan was made possible with a new algorithm developed by a Stanford Medicine student.

  • Stanford hospitals earn top honors

    A leader in U.S. hospital quality ratings has given Stanford Health Care and Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley top grades for safety. Stanford Health Care was also named a top teaching hospital.

  • Anatomic pathology goes paperless

    Stanford Health Care has launched a software system that streamlines the pathologic examination of tissues and body fluids, from collection to reporting results.

  • Infants do better with buprenorphine

    Stanford Medicine and Harvard researchers found that buprenorphine for opioid use disorder treatment during pregnancy was linked to better outcomes for newborns than methadone.


2023 ISSUE 1

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