Gene version cuts Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s risk
A massive study of medical and genetic data shows that people with a particular version of a gene involved in immune response had a lower risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
White coats for incoming students
Celebrating the start of their medical education, students reflect on their motivations for entering the field and pledge to put their patients first.
Real-time targeting of tumors
New technology combines radiotherapy with real-time detection of cancer cells to target moving tumors or multiple metastases. Stanford Medicine is the first to research the technology in the clinic.
Words in brain beamed to computer screen
Our brains remember how to formulate words even if the muscles responsible for saying them out loud are incapacitated. A brain-computer hookup is making the dream of restoring speech a reality.
AI could inform brain cancer prognosis
Stanford Medicine scientists and colleagues create an algorithm that could help physicians better understand and target complicated brain tumors.
Gene fingerprint for brain aging
A study in mice finds that white matter — the tissue that transmits messages around the brain — shows the greatest changes as the animals age.
HIMSS Davies Award
Stanford Medicine receives a prestigious honor for its use of technology to improve patient care.
Male brain center for libido and pleasure
A team of Stanford Medicine researchers have shown in male mice that a particular neuronal circuit is responsible for sexual arousal and for the actions and pleasure that ensue, opening avenues for treatment in men.
Abortion bans’ effect on heart defect
Abortion restrictions will increase the number of newborns with serious heart defects, which could strain hospital resources already in short supply, according to a Stanford Medicine study.
Tumor suppressor repairs tissue
The tumor suppressor p53 has been in the limelight for decades. But its cancer-fighting function may be only a side effect of its role in tissue repair, a Stanford Medicine study finds.