$18 million for transplant and gene-editing research
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine has funded Stanford Medicine projects to improve kidney transplantation and advance treatment for a rare genetic disease in children.
New way to treat COVID-19 smell loss
In a trial led by Stanford Medicine researchers, more than half of patients with persistent smell loss saw improvement with injections of platelet-rich plasma.
Stanford and Invus collaborate
The collaboration will enable the development of medications to treat a type of brain cancer.
Autism hinders grasp of vocal emotion
Children with autism have trouble identifying emotional tones because of differences in a brain region that processes social information, a Stanford Medicine study found.
How COVID-19 virus infects nasal cells
A discovery by Stanford Medicine researchers and colleagues may pave the way for a “morning after” or prophylactic nasal spray to prevent infection.
Blood test identifies infections
A diagnostic test developed by Stanford Medicine scientists can separate bacterial and viral infections with 90% accuracy, the first to meet standards set by the World Health Organization.
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.