The new Stanford Hospital

The future is here

Art plays a part

Works of art and views of nature promote healing at the new hospital

All for one

Building a culture of teamwork in emergency care



Upfront is a quick look at the latest developments from Stanford Medicine

Small but mighty

Tens of thousands of once overlooked tiny proteins are now being hailed as instrumental in advancing scientific understanding of how the microorganisms affect human health, researchers say.

Pain blocker

The experimental drug filgotinib blocks a set of enzymes that cause inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis patients who haven’t benefitted from other treatments, a study shows.

Better leukemia treatment

A new drug combination for chronic lymphocytic leukemia could herald a new standard of treatment, researchers find.

Silent killer

Inflammation from a simple infection can awaken a silent genetic defect in rats that carry it, resulting in a deadly form of pulmonary hypertension, a study shows.

Pesticides and kids

Brain scans of a group of adolescents in California’s Salinas Valley show a direct link between reductions in certain brain functions and the level of pesticides their mothers were exposed to during pregnancy.

Balancing act

Stimulating cells that jump in to protect healthy tissues in multiple sclerosis patients when their immune systems attack could lead to new drug therapies, researcher says.

Transformer cells

Researchers ID cells that transform into tissue that caps off plaque in atherosclerosis. They also believe they’ve found the gene responsible for the transformation.

Name that object

Pivotal response therapy that taps into the interests of children with autism, is better than existing therapies at motivating them to talk, a new study shows.

Letter From the Dean

Expanding on unparalleled patient care

The new Stanford Hospital combines the best possible resources with the best possible environment to bring about a precision health future where we no longer just treat disease but predict, prevent and cure it — precisely, Dean Lloyd Minor says.


What are my chances?

Physicians create an algorithm to help them determine the odds a patient will respond well to cancer treatment.


Burnout in brain city

New research explains the role damaged mitochondria play in neurodegenerative diseases and how they might be halted.

In Brief

Night, night

Understanding the neurology of snoozing zebrafish could help researchers solve the mysteries of human sleep.