The art and science of hearing

Are you listening? video

Modern medicine challenges the crucial bond between doctors and patients

Sound research video

Scientific innovations harness noise and acoustics for healing

Hear and now

Better, less costly treatments for hearing loss coming soon

All ears

A sampler of intelligent listening technologies emerging from Stanford



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

Invading tumors

An experimental cancer treatment tested in mice is showing promise in tracking down and killing tumors throughout the body.

Dancing DNA

A new CRISPR/Cas9 DNA labeling technique finds that DNA flails around during the transcription process, increasing its ability to bring distant regions of the genome together.

Before you go

Sharing your bucket list with your doctor could open the way to better conversations and understanding about your long-term health care decisions.

Iron block

Researchers are exploring methods for preventing a fungal infection that’s common in transplant patients who have high iron levels in their tissue.

Military moms

Women who have babies shortly after returning from military deployment are more likely to have preterm babies than other active-duty servicewomen.

Math brain

Having a positive attitude about math is as large a predictor as IQ and other factors in determining whether children will excel at it.

Resetting the stroke clock

New brain-imaging software identifies people who might benefit from treatment long after the time it has generally been considered helpful.

Weighing in

Researchers have found that, contrary to previous studies, insulin levels and a specific genotype pattern don’t predict weight-loss success.

Letter from the Dean

Listening is fundamental

Listening, whether literally with our ears or metaphorically through understanding, is at the heart of every relationship. It is also the lifeblood of any strong physician-patient rapport.


Are you my doctor?

It’s time for the medical field to be so inclusive of people with disabilities that a doctor in a wheelchair isn’t considered outside the norm.


Say it with sculpture

Infectious disease expert David Schneider builds kinetic sculptures that explain science that is difficult to comprehend with words and images alone.

The Backstory

A young woman finds her voice

Alyssa Davilla, 19, has a lot to say, but no one knew it until she learned to use an app to express her thoughts, needs, intellect and humor.

In Brief

Tell me your story

A storytelling project helps caregivers, patients and others heal by capturing and sharing their conversations about their health challenges and experiences.

In Brief

Worry weight

Releases of stress hormones at night cause fat cells to flourish.