2022

  • Wu Liu dies at 51

    Wu Liu, known for his sense of humor and optimism, was a national expert in radiation treatments for eye cancer.

  • Gene therapy for neurologic disease

    Experts at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health helped conduct clinical trials for the new therapy, which gives kids with X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy, or ALD, a functioning copy of the abnormal gene.

  • Customizable AI tool aids pathologists

    The artificial intelligence technology can be trained by pathologists, giving them personalized assistance in identifying cells that might indicate diseases such as cancer or endometritis.

  • ‘Optimism is simply the better choice’

    At the graduation ceremony, Minor encouraged the Class of 2024 to choose optimism in their careers: “Create the best out of any situation and be the light that leads others.”…

  • Graduation emphasizes personal growth

    Speakers at the ceremony that awarded PhD, MD and master’s degrees encourage students to adopt optimism, listen to their muse and dance to their own beat.

  • Blood pressure drug may prevent epilepsy

    In an analysis of more than 2 million patient records, researchers discovered that people taking angiotensin receptor blockers for high blood pressure were less likely to develop epilepsy.

  • Study reveals six depression subtypes

    Brain imaging, known as functional MRI, combined with machine learning can predict a treatment response based on one’s depression “biotype.”…

  • Low risk of cancer after CAR-T therapy

    In April, the FDA warned of risk of secondary cancers in people receiving CAR-T cell therapy. A large Stanford Medicine study finds the risk is low and not related to the CAR-T cells.

  • No Paxlovid benefit seen for long COVID

    Paxlovid, effective in preventing severe COVID-19, didn’t appear to help long-COVID patients in this single-center study. But further research may show benefits with different doses or for people with specific symptoms.

  • Williams receives $18 million NIH grant

    Professor of psychiatry and behavioral health Leanne Williams will lead a project to define depression’s cognitive biotypes and create tools for clinicians to diagnose and treat patients.


2024 ISSUE 1

Psychiatry’s new frontiers