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Less invasive treatment for thyroid nodules
A recently approved technique for radio-frequency ablation treats or prevents problems caused by thyroid nodules, providing an alternative to surgical removal of the gland.
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.
Stanford Hospital among top 20 hospitals in U.S.
Stanford Hospital has made U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Honor Roll for the sixth time.
Stanford can begin pooled testing for COVID-19
A Stanford Medicine test for the coronavirus has been validated for pooled testing. This method greatly increases testing capacity and conserves testing resources, which continue to be in short supply.
Sanjiv Sam Gambhir dies at 57
The professor and chair of radiology at Stanford was a global leader in advancing techniques for molecular imaging and early cancer detection.
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.
Stanford hospitals earn environmental awards
A nonprofit focused on sustainability in the health care industry has recognized Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
How pathogens put the brakes on immune response
Researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine have discovered that cells infected by viruses or bacteria send out a “don’t eat me” signal to avoid attack by the body’s immune system.
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.
Early Polynesian, Native American contact
Deep-genome analyses conducted by Stanford Medicine researchers and their collaborators have settled a long-brewing controversy about whether ancient Polynesians and Native Americans had contact.