Magazine examines art’s role in medicine
When the arts and humanities play a role in medicine, patients, researchers and doctors can benefit. The winter issue of Stanford Medicine magazine features articles on the intersection of medicine with the arts and humanities.
Pancreatic cells change fate to produce insulin
Alpha cells can convert to insulin-producing beta cells in mice when just two genes are blocked, a new Stanford study shows. A similar mechanism may occur in people with diabetes.
Volunteer devotes half a century to Stanford
When Martha Bachmann first volunteered as a “Pink Lady” in 1962, Stanford Hospital was known as Palo Alto-Stanford Hospital Center. Over her long career, she has watched the hospital expand dramatically.
Virtual reality helps surgery
Gina Milner’s successful surgery, the first at Packard Children’s to use the new imaging technology, is one of many examples of how virtual-reality techniques are now helping patients.
Fighting for children’s health care
The health policy decisions made in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., impact health care programs, and these changes trickle down to communities where the results are deeply felt.
Fast, brain-controlled typing achieved
In a Stanford-led research report, three participants with movement impairment controlled an onscreen cursor simply by imagining their own hand movements.
Listening to the brain
Stanford engineers and neurosurgeons have worked together to develop an experimental technology that could one day allow people with paralysis to affect the world around them using only their minds.
Test could help prevent TB deaths
A Stanford investigator and his colleagues found that a screening test for tuberculosis was a good predictor of whether children infected with the bacteria would become sick.
Update on formerly conjoined twins
The 2½ -year-old sisters are happy, chatty and motivated to learn new skills as they continue to recover, according to their caregivers at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
Heart-damaging chemo drugs ranked
Stanford researchers have developed a test that may help screen for cardiotoxicity in new chemotherapy drugs.
Costs add up when defibrillators act up
Heart patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators often undergo a series of health care procedures when they receive shocks from the devices, regardless of whether the shocks are necessary, a Stanford researcher says.
Photo ID office in new location
The Stanford Medicine photo ID office is now open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in room HC021 of Stanford Hospital.
Algorithm can identify skin cancer
In the hope of creating better access to medical care, Stanford researchers have trained an algorithm to diagnose skin cancer.
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.