How to care for seriously ill patients
Palliative care expert Timothy Quill held an intimate conversation with a Stanford neurosurgeon suffering from advanced lung cancer as an example of how physicians should talk to patients with serious illnesses about quality-of-life care.
Early Support Program for Autism connects families to autism resources
A free program offered by Stanford Children’s Health and the Children’s Health Council connects families of recently diagnosed autism patients with Bay Area treatment resources.
'Big ideas' in neuroscience take on stroke, addiction and more
An exercise inspires faculty to think broadly about the intersections of neuroscience with society, engineering, medicine and other fields.
Stem cells' rapid response due to short-lived RNA messages
Stem cells stay developmentally nimble by actively targeting key RNA messages for destruction. Researchers say this 'anti-epigenetics' works to ensure the transience of genetic information.
Decoy drug allows brains of adult mice to form new connections
If the discovery works in people, it has the potential to help adults recover from stroke and forms of blindness, and to prevent the loss of connections in Alzheimer's disease.
Tiny wireless device could help researchers study chronic pain
A team of Stanford Bio-X scientists and engineers is creating a small wireless device that could improve studies of chronic pain.
Researchers get more than $23 million to launch centers for big-data research
Two new Stanford-based centers aim to help scientists effectively manage and use large, complex data sets.
Five scientists nab awards for high-risk, high-return research
The NIH has announced that Sean Wu will receive a Pioneer Award; Michael Bassik will receive a New Innovator Award; and David Chan, Michael Angelo and Eric Nelson will receive Early Independence Awards.
More doctors tuned to ultrasound’s frequency
As ultrasound technology has advanced, it has become an increasingly valuable tool for diagnosing and treating many types of injuries and medical conditions. On Oct. 18, hundreds of medical students will come to Stanford to learn how to use it.
Paul Farmer: We should be saving majority of Ebola patients
The noted physician and humanitarian described his organization's work in West Africa to a packed house at Stanford on Oct. 3.
Diverse class of bioscience students dons lab coats, hits the books
The new class of 135 graduate students in the biosciences includes a record number of underrepresented minorities.
Leading the Biomedical Revolution
We are in the middle of a biomedical revolution more profound and far-reaching than the industrial and digital revolutions that made it possible.
A Legacy of Innovation
Stanford Medicine's unrivaled atmosphere of breakthrough thinking and interdisciplinary collaboration has fueled a long history of achievements.