Infants at risk

Race inequities in care follow the most vulnerable babies for years



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

Coaxing cartilage growth

Researchers discover a way to regenerate the cartilage that keeps our joint movements pain-free.

Twilight surgery

New research shows that patients who are put into a twilight sleep, called conscious sedation, for surgery to widen the spinal canal have fewer complications and heal faster.

Double agent

A treatment that helps immune cells destroy cancer might also reduce the inflammation that causes the buildup of plaque in the arteries.

Schizophrenia secret solved

New brain tissue research shows a possible link between schizophrenia and a genetic condition where a section of chromosome 22 is deleted.

One-way fear signals

Cues in the brain make it tough for kids who are anxious or under stress to control and regulate their emotions.

COVID focus

A look a three stories that reflect the voices of the Stanford Medicine people on the front lines with patients, the research behind diagnosing and treating the disease, and the care that is helping save lives.

Letter from the Dean

Eradicating racism in medicine

Stanford Medicine must make social determinants in health care a research priority and enhance recruitment and training of a more diverse workforce, Dean Lloyd Minor says.


Adventures of the mind

Struggling to clear the fog of his father’s advancing dementia, a Stanford Medicine physician discovers the power of the taste of a favorite meal to awaken memories.


Resistance is futile

After a seemingly successful basal cell carcinoma treatment begins to fail, researchers discover clues to how tumors were able to evade the drug and how to stop them.

In Brief

Meet Carmen, your new trainer

Carmen, a bilingual virtual trainer, is shown to be as effective as a human coach at helping sedentary people meet increased activity goals.

In Brief

Grounded by family

After failing chemistry, Gianna Nino-Tapias was ready to give up her dream of being a doctor, but the women in her family inspired her to try again.

In Brief

Seasonal shifts

Stanford scientists find that bodies’ molecular changes don’t always ebb and flow in concert with the traditional seasons.