Shape-shifting cells protect in artery disease
Stanford scientists and their collaborators have discovered the protective role played by identity-morphing cells — and the gene behind them — in atherosclerosis, according to a new study.
Stanford Health Care shines in Joint Commission survey
When surveyors from The Joint Commission conducted their triennial accreditation survey earlier this summer, Stanford Health Care passed with flying colors.
Microbiome initiative launched
The Stanford Microbiome Therapies Initiative is backed by gifts from Marc and Lynne Benioff and Mark and Debra Leslie and is focused on developing and testing new disease therapies.
Art, nature enlisted for healing at new hospital
The new Stanford Hospital values the restorative qualities of art and nature. It includes four acres of outdoor gardens, floor-to-ceiling windows in every patient room and more than 400 works of original art.
Endowed professorships announced
Michele Barry, Andra Blomkalns and Jeffrey Goldberg have been appointed to endowed professorships.
Glove to treat symptoms of stroke
Strokes often have a devastating impact on our hands. Now, Stanford researchers are collaborating on a vibrating glove that could improve hand function after a stroke.
Ultra-fast communication in aquatic microbes
Observations of cellular life in a local marsh lead Stanford researchers to the discovery of a new type of intercellular communication.
Marketing cigarettes as eco-friendly
A survey of adult former smokers, current smokers and people who have never smoked found that cigarettes marketed as being environmentally friendly were perceived as less harmful to health and the environment.
Applications sought for Biohub fellowships
CZ Biohub fellows will conduct research under a faculty mentor at Stanford, UC-Berkeley or UC-San Francisco or at a Biohub lab in San Francisco.
Dennis Wall on new discoveries in autism genetics
Wall discusses how he and his collaborators used whole-genome data from hundreds of families affected by autism to identify 16 new autism risk genes and a rare genetic syndrome that explains some cases of the disorder.
Tiny microbial proteins may affect human health
The bacteria in and on our bodies make thousands of tiny, previously unidentified proteins that could shed light on human health and advance drug development, Stanford researchers have found.
Gel reduces post-surgery scar tissue
Applying a gel to internal tissues of animals after cardiac surgery significantly limits the formation of adhesions, a problematic form of scar tissue, Stanford researchers have found.
Forgotten immune cells slow MS in mice
Stanford researchers have identified immune cells that help reduce the severity of a disease in mice akin to multiple sclerosis. These cells could one day be useful therapeutic targets in treating autoimmune diseases.
Leading in Precision Health
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A Legacy of Innovation
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