NPs, physicians equally safe at prescribing
A study at Stanford Medicine has found that nurse practitioners prescribe as safely as primary care physicians while caring for seniors.
Lung cancer cells protected by brain cells
Small cell lung cancers often metastasize to the brain. A Stanford Medicine study shows they thrive there by emulating developing neurons and recruiting surrounding cells for protection.
How ketamine treats depression
In an unusual trial, Stanford Medicine researchers found that a patient’s belief that they had received ketamine, even if they didn’t, could improve their depression.
Eye fluid study may foster treatments
Stanford Medicine researchers clock the age of cells to find new therapy targets.
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.