In rebuilding noses, age-old practice lives on
Sam Most has rebuilt nearly 1,000 severely damaged or destroyed noses over the past 15 years, in many cases using a surgical technique commonly called the "forehead flap" that dates from ancient times.
Child life program helps hospitalized children handle stress, have fun
Child life specialists help young patients understand medical procedures, deal with fears and even play and have fun in the hospital.
How Irv Weissman learned to figure things out
Irving Weissman had an unconventional start in science. The son of a hardware store operator and grandson of a fur trader, he learned lifelong lessons in research at the McLaughlin Research Institute in Montana.
When Lucy Shapiro discovered her true passion
After a career packed with discoveries, the developmental biologist has turned her attention to the threat of emerging infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance.
A mysterious illness identified, top-notch care delivered
What should have been one of the Catalano family’s happiest moments quickly turned somber as they feared that the condition the newest addition to their family faced was serious.
Teen awaiting heart-lung transplant first in western U.S. to undergo novel therapy
Listing Oswaldo Jimenez for a transplant was just the beginning. His doctors needed to perform what is referred to as a “bridge-to-transplant” solution, one that would sustain his organs until transplant could be done.
Scientists, engineers invent process to accelerate protein evolution
A new tool enables researchers to test millions of mutated proteins in a matter of hours or days. The technology could speed the search for new medicines, industrial enzymes and biosensors.
New microscopy technique maps mechanical properties of living cells
Researchers have developed a new way to use atomic force microscopy to rapidly measure the mechanical properties of cells, an advance that could pave the way for better understanding immune disorders and cancer.
Neuroscience center to open for patient care
The center is tuned to the needs of people with neurological conditions or injuries such as brain tumors, movement disorders, brain aneurysms, spine deterioration, Parkinson’s disease and memory disorders.
Stanford radiologists investigate woman who died in Egypt more than 3,000 years ago
A San Francisco museum brought an ancient mummy to the School of Medicine for a set of CT scans to learn more about the person beneath the bandages.
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