Research

We are drawn to the difficult problems, the ones for which prevailing science does not yet have a framework to understand. Our strength is in developing new paradigms to tackle these problems and opening new avenues to transform human health

About three weeks before delivery, a pregnant woman’s body shifts into a pre-labor phase characterized by changes in immune, hormonal and blood-clotting signals

Addressing racial inequity in medicine

Excellence in Scientific Discovery

A commitment to scientific discovery is one of Stanford Medicine's defining strengths. In ways that cannot be anticipated, the knowledge generated by unfettered exploration yields the building blocks for tomorrow's revolutionary clinical applications.  

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Bench-to-Bedside Research

Researchers and clinician-scientists at Stanford Medicine work across disciplines to expand the frontiers of scientific understanding while moving the most promising breakthroughs into tangible health benefits through clinical trials.

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Interdisciplinary Collaboration

With access to the resources of Stanford University -- including the Schools of Engineering, Law, Business, Humanities & Sciences and Education -- Stanford Medicine enables close interactions between physicians and scientists, faculty and trainees, and basic science and clinical care.

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Discovery & Innovation to Improve Human Health

Faculty Research

Faculty research across the basic and clinical sciences is helping to unlock tomorrow's medical breakthroughs. 

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Stanford Medicine is leading the biomedical revolution in precision health and developing the next generation of care that is proactive, predictive and precise.

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