Stanford Medicine delves into relationships
The spring issue of the magazine explores the many ways our connections with others influence our health and our lives. Also included is a Q&A with Jessie and Glenn Close on ending the stigma of mental illness.
How the brain processes positive, negative experiences
Combining two cutting-edge techniques reveals that neurons in the prefrontal cortex are built to respond to reward or aversion, a finding with implications for treating mental illness and addictions.
Supportive care lacking among dying cancer patients
All patients with advanced cancer should receive both palliative and hospice care before death, yet a study shows only half of veterans receive palliative care, and the use of hospice depends on the care environment.
Precision data means diverse data
Speakers at Stanford’s annual big data conference said the success of precision health depends on data that reflects the global diversity of humans, the well and the unwell, and a rainbow of data from genomes, microbiomes and tissue samples.
Desiree LaBeaud on the Zika virus
The infectious disease expert discusses the local risks of contracting the Zika virus, what precautions residents can take and what travelers outside the United States should do to avoid infection with the virus.
Falkow receives science medal
The microbiologist conducted pioneering work in learning how bacteria can cause human disease and how antibiotic resistance spreads.
Expanded Ronald McDonald House opens
The new building has 67 private family suites for families who have children hospitalized at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.
Stem cell grants given to researchers
Albert Wong receives $2.9 million to develop vaccine for glioblastoma; four others awarded $240,000 each to study bladder, heart and eye conditions.
Folic acid fortification not slowing some birth defects
Rates of neural tube birth defects were already dropping before folic acid food fortification began in the late 1990s, but the decline has since slowed, according to a large new study.
Immunotherapy offers new hope in treating cancer
Crystal Mackall will lead a cancer immunotherapy center at Stanford that is being launched with an initial $10 million grant from the Parker Foundation.
The way of the nanoparticle
A growing field called nanotechnology is allowing researchers to manipulate molecules and structures much smaller than a single cell to enhance our ability to see, monitor and destroy cancer cells in the body.
Staff anniversaries marked
The school is honoring staff members who have reached significant employment milestones.
Spirit, Leadership awards announced
Tacy Abbott Framhein and Charlene Rotandi have been named winners of the Anne G. Crowe Spirit Award, and Teresa Burk and Jacqueline Genovese received the Inspiring Change Leadership Award.
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.