How beneficial fats increase lifespan
Fat from olive oil and nuts boosts the numbers of two key cellular structures and protects membranes from damage, lengthening the lives of laboratory worms, Stanford Medicine-led study finds.
Distracting videos ease kids’ radiotherapy
Most children receiving radiation therapy for cancer can hold still without anesthesia if they watch videos during the treatment, a study of a technique developed at Stanford Medicine found.
How statins improve vascular health
Statins designed to lower cholesterol have long been noted to work in mysterious ways to improve other aspects of cardiovascular health. A Stanford Medicine-led study uncovers how they do it.
Nobelists credit basic research
A two-day event at the Stanford School of Medicine brought together investors, regulators, company executives and scientists to discuss the most productive ways for them to work together.
Surgeons at Stanford Medicine believe the new technique, which has now been performed on six patients, will improve health outcomes for recipients and boost the pool of available organs.
Antibiotics linked to poorer cancer survival
Triple-negative breast cancer patients who used antibiotics within three years of diagnosis have an increased risk of death, according to a study. The gut microbiome is a likely link.
Bertozzi to speak at graduation
Winner of the Nobel Prize in chemistry will be the keynote speaker at the Stanford School of Medicine graduation ceremony.
New COVID-19 vaccine
In a study led by Stanford Medicine researchers, a low-cost COVID-19 vaccine that does not require refrigeration provided immunity in rhesus monkeys for one year.
First abdominal wall transplant in state
The 22-year-old patient had waited years for an intestinal transplant. At Stanford Medicine, a combined intestinal and abdominal wall transplant gave him an even better option.
Skin-colonizing bacteria help fight tumors
In a study led by Stanford Medicine, researchers harnessed the skin’s immune response to bacteria to create an immunotherapy — delivered by swab — that treats aggressive tumors in mice.
How the environment and health interact