• During his long career at Stanford and into retirement, Hancock advanced techniques used to interpret electrocardiograms, recordings of the heart’s electrical signals.

  • Genome sequencing at Stanford Health Care

    Stanford Medicine now provides a service that harnesses the power of genome sequencing to identify the source of diseases and help target treatments.

  • Standout year for heart transplant program

    Research scientist Tom Pugh was among 86 people to undergo heart transplants at Stanford Health Care in 2020.

  • New members of National Academy of Medicine

    Laurence Baker, Jeffrey Goldberg, Steven Goodman, Fei-Fei Li and Hannah Valantine are among the 90 regular members and 10 international members elected this year to the National Academy of Medicine.

  • Possible cure for iron-overload disease

    Motivated by the loss of a patient, a doctor leads a research effort to uncover the molecular mechanisms of hemochromatosis in the heart.

  • SHC – ValleyCare rakes in honors

    Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare was recognized for overall quality, safety and performance in a number of specialties.

  • Plant based meat versus animal meat

    A diet that includes an average of two servings of plant-based meat alternatives lowers some cardiovascular risk factors compared with a diet that instead includes the same amount of animal meat, Stanford Medicine scientists found.

  • 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.

  • $1.49 million for inflammation research

    The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has awarded $1.49 million to research projects involving Stanford Medicine scientists who will investigate emerging ideas about the role of inflammation in disease.

  • Grant to study digital heart-health tools

    The award will fund a research program for heart-health technology and a clinical trial for treating hypertension in black and Hispanic participants and in drivers for ride-hailing companies.

  • AHA chief on research, health equity and more

    Robert Harrington, the new president of the American Heart Association, recently discussed his views on technology and diversity in medicine.

  • Transitional services after heart failure worth cost

    A new study asserts that disease-management clinics, home visits by nurses and nurse case management should become the standard of care for elderly patients with heart failure after they are discharged from the hospital.

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