Mutated gene increases insulin resistance
An international team led by Stanford researchers has discovered a gene associated with insulin resistance, a condition in which the body doesn’t use insulin properly.
Solving mystery of the dancing droplets
Puzzled by the odd behavior of food-coloring droplets, a trio of bioengineers dove into a previously unexplored current in fluid dynamics to discover the forces that choreographed a molecular minuet.
New way to sort cells without limitations of traditional methods
The method is analogous to analyzing a smoothie to find what fruits went into making it, the researchers say.
Ceremony marks milestone for construction of new Stanford Hospital
The structural phase of the hospital’s construction is now complete. The new 824,000-square-foot- building is scheduled to open in early 2018.
Porteus receives $1M stem cell grant for ‘bubble boy disease’
The grant will allow the researcher to pursue a stem-cell-based gene therapy approach to correcting a form of severe combined immunodeficiency in humans.
Medicine, humanities, art to be explored at four April events
Poetry, dance, opera and otolaryngology are among the offerings in April from the Stanford Medicine and the Muse Program in Medical Humanities and the Arts.
Interactive map aims to improve cancer care in developing nations
With cancer on the rise in the developing world, a Stanford oncologist and her colleagues have unveiled an interactive map designed to connect international experts in cancer care and research.
New system aims to simplify patient transfers in emergency
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has a new electronic medical records system that helps make the process of transferring patients safer and more efficient in the event of a major crisis.
Medical students open envelopes and glimpse their futures
A national event that places graduating medical students into residencies, Match Day is both a celebration and a nerve-wracking affair.
Kalanithi’s words on transition from neurosurgeon to cancer patient to new dad touch millions
Surgeon Paul Kalanithi’s essay about mortality, time’s changeable nature and finding meaning in life despite terminal illness inspired readers from Stanford to England to Germany.
Researchers unravel secrets of shape-shifting bacteria
Using time-lapse microscopy and other new techniques, researchers at Stanford and Princeton have created a forensic account detailing exactly how bacteria pull off a shape-shifting trick.
Boy's 26 arterial narrowings fixed in one fell swoop
Cardiothoracic surgeon Frank Hanley corrected more than two dozen pulmonary artery narrowings in a 6-year-old patient during one marathon surgery.
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