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.
Peer Support Program helps veterans combat PTSD
The School of Medicine and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System have designed a pilot program in which military veterans are trained to help peers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Defining the principles of Stanford Medicine
The Principles of Stanford Medicine describes how the School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford work together.
Heart-therapy researchers develop nanobullet drug delivery system
Researchers say that by using nanotechnology, they have improved how a peptide can be delivered to the diseased heart tissue of mice.
Treating Ebola patients in Liberia: A Stanford physician’s story
Colin Bucks, MD, who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Liberia, said the local caregivers were his heroes because of their determination in the face of daily threat of disease.
Genetic screening could reduce number of breast cancer cases
Genetic screening for breast cancer could help women make choices to limit the disease, researchers say.
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.
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.