Virtual reality therapy for hoarding disorder
A first-of-its-kind study by Stanford Medicine researchers lets patients practice letting go of treasured objects in simulations of their own homes.
AMA Joy in Medicine honor
Stanford Medicine was recognized by the American Medical Association for commitment to improving physician professional fulfillment.
Why young kids don’t get severe COVID
Children’s noses pack a punch that could help explain COVID-19’s typically mild course in young kids. Researchers hope to parlay that ‘nasal magic’ into increased protections for adults.
Drug boosts nerve growth, muscle strength
A drug that boosts strength in injured or aging mice restores connections between nerves and muscle and suggests ways to combat weakness in humans due to aging, injury or disease.
Two elected to National Academy of Medicine
Bonnie Maldonado and Kristy Red-Horse join distinguished society of physicians.
Reena Thomas gets $12 million CIRM grant
The award will facilitate a clinical trial testing the safety of CAR-T cells — immune cells from patients’ own bodies that have been bioengineered to destroy cancer cells — used to treat a deadly brain cancer.
PhD lab coat ceremony
Students in doctoral programs, from epidemiology to biomedical physics, don their lab coats and pledge their commitment to scientific ethics.
Less sleep, activity linked to prematurity
Data from wearables show that deviations from normal sleep and activity in pregnancy are connected to a risk for premature delivery, a Stanford Medicine-led study found.
Jumble of autism genes categorized
Combining two cutting-edge technologies, researchers revealed the impact of a multitude of genes that are associated with neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism, but whose effects on human brain development were previously unknown.
Role for ‘junk DNA’
Changes to short, repetitive sequences in the genome have been linked to diseases like autism and schizophrenia. New revelations about how such changes increase and decrease gene expression may provide insight into these and other disorders.