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