Brain chemical tied to working memory
The amount of a neurotransmitter called GABA in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex predicted individuals’ ability to keep several things in mind simultaneously, researchers found.
Stem cells police themselves to reduce scarring
Stem cells produce a decoy protein to attenuate growth signals. Artificially regulating this pathway might help keep muscles supple in muscular dystrophy or during normal aging, researchers hope.
Podcast: How physicians are fueling the opioid epidemic
In, "Drug Dealer, MD, How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop," Stanford addiction expert Anna Lembke explores the culprits behind the rise in the opioid epidemic sweeping the country.
Three faculty elected to AAAS
Stanford faculty members in medicine and in Earth science have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Magnets benefit gallbladder surgery
By attaching a magnetic clip to the gallbladder and using another magnet to manipulate it from outside the body, surgeons can reduce the number of incisions needed to remove the organ.
CyberKnife for a rare condition
The CyberKnife, invented at Stanford, is being used to treat a young girl’s arteriovenous malformation, a deadly tangle of abnormal blood vessels.
Stanford’s first health hackathon
Students, health care professionals and entrepreneurs teamed up at the inaugural health++ Hackathon to collaborate and create new technologies.
New research, regulatory resources
Two new groups aim to help Stanford researchers manage clinical studies and comply with government regulations.
Large grant for regulatory research
The FDA is funding a collaboration between Stanford and UCSF to improve the regulatory infrastructure that helps to shape modern biomedical research.
Canine cancer immunotherapy
The work extends research by Stanford scientists who found that blocking CD47 might be useful in treating human cancer.
Study confirms existence of asymptomatic Ebola
A research team determined that 25 percent of individuals in a Sierra Leone village were infected with the Ebola virus but had no symptoms, suggesting broader transmission of the virus than originally thought.
Stanford Medicine focuses on diagnostics
Researchers in the field of diagnostics are taking advantage of advances in biomedical research, engineering and computer technology to make diagnostics more informative and less invasive.
Leading in Precision Health
Stanford Medicine is leading the biomedical revolution in precision health, defining and developing the next generation of care that is proactive, predictive and precise.
A Legacy of Innovation
Stanford Medicine's unrivaled atmosphere of breakthrough thinking and interdisciplinary collaboration has fueled a long history of achievements.