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Reshuffling liver transplant waitlist
An updated scoring system developed by Stanford Medicine researchers will more accurately prioritize patients on the liver transplant waiting list based on medical urgency.
Magazine explores molecules within us
The new issue of Stanford Medicine magazine features articles about the molecules that make us who we are and how understanding them can lead to medical discoveries and innovations.
Fiber supplements’ effects differ
Researchers found that one fiber supplement seemed helpful while another appeared harmful — but study participants’ reactions varied.
Test can predict severe dengue
Researchers have created a test that can predict which dengue patients will likely have mild symptoms and which should be clinically monitored for a high risk of severe illness.
Statins could treat ulcerative colitis
People with ulcerative colitis who are also taking statins have about a 50% decreased risk of colectomies and hospitalization, according to a Stanford Medicine study.
Data consult helps in diagnosis, treatment
Stanford Medicine researchers created a new type of medical consult that harnesses millions of electronic health records to bring new insights to patient care.
Study reveals immune therapy’s challenge
CAR-T cell therapy works for many types of blood cancers, but more than half of patients relapse. A Stanford study provides a clue as to why.
Wearables predict blood test results
Stanford researchers found that data from smartwatches can flag early signs of some health conditions and predict the results of simple blood tests.
Blood biomarkers predict labor onset
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.
Using population data to prevent disease in individuals
In a virtual chat, the School of Medicine’s dean and the chair of epidemiology and population health discussed how the seemingly distinct fields can intersect to boost health equity.