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  • BPA’s link to canned food

    New Stanford research resolves the debate on the link between canned food and exposure to the hormone-disrupting chemical known as Bisphenol A, or BPA.


  • Creating ‘guided chemotherapy missiles’

    Latching chemotherapy drugs onto proteins that seek out tumors could provide a new way of treating tumors in the brain or with limited blood supply that are hard to reach with traditional chemotherapy.


  • Hope for lymphedema treatment

    Stanford engineers and doctors collaborated with industry to design a possible new treatment for lymphedema, which often affects cancer patients whose lymph nodes become blocked.


  • Using Mohs surgery for melanoma

    This spring Stanford Health Care began using the Mohs technique for melanoma in situ, which is less expensive than the traditional surgical approach, creates a smaller wound and reduces the cancer’s rate of recurrence.


  • The power of CPR

    Sofia Montoya, 8, survived cardiac arrest because a staff member at her school and first responders gave her CPR after she collapsed on the school’s playground.


  • School celebrates excellent work

    Stanford Medicine faculty, staff, residents and a student were honored at the medical school’s 2016 commencement.


  • Scientist tells grads to persevere

    Peter Kim, the medical school’s keynote speaker at this year’s diploma ceremony, recounted the failure he and fellow scientists faced in trying to create an effective HIV/AIDS vaccine.


  • Tech Bar opens

    The School of Medicine has launched the Tech Bar — its own version of the Apple Genius Bar — to service smartphones, tablets and laptops on a drop-in basis.


  • Design thinking to improve patient experience

    Students in a two-day course offered by the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford looked for ways to improve the patient experience in the Stanford emergency department.


  • Insight into bacterial resilience, antibiotic targets

    A study by researchers at Stanford and UCSF has generated a new understanding of the fundamental gene networks that make bacteria so resilient to environmental stress and, increasingly, to antibacterial drugs.



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