Flashing light at night adjusts sleep cycle
Short flashes of light at night are more effective than using continuous light as therapy to prevent disruptions in people’s circadian rhythms, according to researchers.
Variations in regulatory regions predict disease
Researchers have found that analyzing mutations in regions of the genome that control genes can predict medical conditions such as hypertension, narcolepsy and heart problems.
In rebuilding noses, age-old practice lives on
Sam Most has rebuilt nearly 1,000 severely damaged or destroyed noses over the past 15 years, in many cases using a surgical technique commonly called the "forehead flap" that dates from ancient times.
Child life program helps hospitalized children handle stress, have fun
Child life specialists help young patients understand medical procedures, deal with fears and even play and have fun in the hospital.
Spectrum awards more than $1 million in pilot grants to 30 projects
Stanford’s clinical and translational research center has awarded funding to teams of multidisciplinary investigators who are tackling health-care problems through novel approaches.
Cancer Institute symposium to feature young researchers
Stanford graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and other junior investigators will convene Feb. 23 share their latest research projects and hear advice from established cancer scientists.
Oleg Jardetzky, pioneer in nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, dies at 86
The imaging expert founded two of the world’s first laboratories dedicated to using nuclear magnetic resonance to study biological molecules.
"Into the Magic Shop" with neurosurgeon Jim Doty
In new memoir, "Into the Magic Shop," Stanford professor, neurosurgeon, entrepreneur and philanthropist Jim Doty, MD, details his life’s journey from a hard scrabble upbringing to economic wealth that once seemed unimaginable.
Small number of physicians linked to many malpractice claims
A small group of physicians accounts for a substantial share of all claims, and an ability to reliably identify those physicians at an early stage could guide efforts to improve heath care, according to a new study.
Stanford Medicine and Intermountain Healthcare to collaborate on research, patient care, training
The five-year agreement between the two organizations involves clinical research in heart disease, cancer and other conditions, as well as methods to improve health delivery and clinician training.
Wearable device detects, analyzes real-time changes in chemical composition of sweat
Complementary electronic technologies underlie a newly developed, wearable sensor that can help monitor what is happening inside the body.
When Breath Becomes Air: A conversation with Lucy Kalanithi, MD
In this podcast, Lucy Kalanithi, MD, talks about the words that her late husband, Stanford neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi, left behind -- a new book entitled, “When Breath Becomes Air."…
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.