Vegan diet improves cardiovascular health
A Stanford Medicine-led trial of identical twins comparing vegan and omnivore diets found that a vegan diet improves overall cardiovascular health.
Neural basis for “sunk cost” pride
It may not be smart, but we value something more if we’ve put a lot of sweat equity into it. Neuroscientists may have figured out the biochemical basis of why.
Scar tissue predicts lifespan
Pancreatic cancer is deadly, and its toll is growing. Scientists find that scar tissue around the tumor suggests how long a patient will live after diagnosis.
$10 million grant for maternal health
The California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative receives funding to develop evidence-based strategies that address disparities in maternal health.
Stanford Medicine magazine explores AI
The new issue of Stanford Medicine magazine explores the challenges and promise of artificial intelligence for medical care, research and education.
William Weis dies at 64
William Weis, PhD, former chair of structural biology at Stanford Medicine, refined advanced imaging techniques and described the three-dimensional structure of many cellular components.
Improved access to Stanford Hospital
An extension of Blake Wilbur Drive between Sand Hill Road and Welch Road will provide better access to the emergency department as well as reduce congestion around the medical campus.
Alvin Hackel dies at 91
The Stanford Medicine professor emeritus of anesthesiology and of pediatrics invented a transport incubator for newborns and helped establish pediatric anesthesiology as a specialty.
Cancer neuroscience discoveries give hope
To drive their growth, many tumors hijack nervous system signals, including those needed for brain plasticity. Stanford Medicine discoveries are opening a promising new branch of oncology research.
Diet choices can lower carbon footprint
Stanford Medicine researchers and their colleagues have identified simple food swaps that, if adopted universally, could reduce the nation’s food-related carbon footprint by more than a third. The changes are also more healthy.