Coaxing stem cells to quickly specialize
A new study shows that combining positive and negative signals can quickly and efficiently steer stem cells down complex developmental pathways to become specialized tissues that could be used in the clinic.
Antibodies could counter atherosclerosis
A biological drug could be used to combat cardiovascular disease by targeting not mere risk factors such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure, but the actual lesions bearing direct responsibility: atherosclerotic plaques.
Hormone therapy: No effect on mental skills
Hormone therapy for postmenopausal women has been controversial, with some studies suggesting benefits and others not. Now, a study finds the treatment’s effect on women’s mental skills is negligible.
Pediatric pulmonologist Nanci Yuan dies
Yuan led the development of the Pediatric Sleep Center at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and advanced care for children whose breathing was impaired by severe muscular disease.
Stafford: More plants, less meat
In a letter to JAMA, the preventive-medicine expert addresses the failure of the newest USDA Dietary Guidelines to articulate the health and climate benefits of a low-meat diet.
Surgeries a risk for chronic opioid use
A new study reinforces the need for surgeons and physicians to monitor patients' use of painkillers following surgery and use alternative methods of pain control whenever possible.
Vision partially restored in mice
Broken links between retinal ganglion cells and target structures throughout the brain spell permanent vision loss. But in a new study, these long-distance connections — and partial vision — were restored.
Five years of life with heart pump
Edgar Arredondo has lived with a ventricular assist device for longer than any other patient being treated at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
Bhatt awarded Rosenkranz Prize
The physician-scientist intends to use the prize money to execute the first multinational microbiome research project focused on noncommunicable disease risk in Africa.
ITI calls for grant applications
Preference will be given to grant applications that are interdisciplinary and that have a disease focus.
Neuroscience summer camp for teens
High school students from around the country learned about topics ranging from the neuropsychiatry of HIV to molecular genetics, forensic psychiatry, eating disorders, hoarding and virtual-reality therapeutics.
Test could greatly reduce antibiotic use
A simple blood test in development could accurately identify which patients need antibiotics, Stanford researchers say.
Cancer institute earns comprehensive status
The designation is recognition of the Stanford Cancer Institute’s robust and integrated programs encompassing laboratory research, clinical care and community outreach and education.
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
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