Anthony Fauci talks COVID-19 with dean
The nation’s top infectious disease expert spoke with School of Medicine Dean Lloyd Minor about the challenges posed by COVID-19, the hope for emerging vaccines and treatments, and what’s still unknown about the virus.
Nursing organization to open Stanford chapter
Sigma, an international nursing honor society, will establish a chapter at Stanford, the first one that’s not connected to a nursing school.
How to better care for older adults at lower cost
Stanford Medicine researchers spotlight three approaches to late-life care that, if implemented broadly, could save tens of billions of dollars.
Cancer experience drives scientific curiosity
New Stanford graduate Nico Poux, a former pediatric oncology patient at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, hopes to bring his experience with cancer to future work as a physician-scientist.
Study to look at oral drug for COVID-19
Researchers want to determine whether favipiravir, an oral drug, is effective in reducing the severity of symptoms and shortening the duration of COVID-19.
Potential treatment for lung fibrosis
New research suggests that lung fibrosis develops when scar tissue cells escape immune surveillance, suggesting potential therapy.
Defect in alpha cells linked to diabetes
Pancreatic alpha cells from people with diabetes release excess amounts of glucagon, a hormone important in blood sugar control, in a new Stanford-developed mouse model of transplanted human islets.
How ICU team took on COVID-19
With no clear guidelines on how to treat its first coronavirus patients, the ICU used teamwork to find its way through.
Unregulated artery cell growth may drive atherosclerosis
Unregulated cell growth seems to be a driver behind the growth of atherosclerotic plaques, changing the traditional story of plaque formation. The rapid cell growth in the arterial wall is similar to pre-cancerous growth in other tissues.
Twilight sedation for spinal surgery
Todd Alamin, an orthopaedics professor at the Stanford School of Medicine, can perform spinal surgery using conscious sedation — the kind often used in dentists’ offices. Patients recover more quickly and may have a lower risk of complications.
Graduating in a time of turmoil
Forced apart by the coronavirus pandemic and stirred by protests over racial injustice, students were honored during the School of Medicine’s first online commencement ceremony.
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