Seven scientists awarded grants for high-risk, high-return research
The awards are designed to encourage scientists to pursue creative research projects with the potential of leading to big improvements in health care.
Amir Rubin to step down from SHC at year's end
During his five-year tenure, the hospital CEO has launched the construction of the new Stanford Hospital and an expansion of the organization’s primary-care and outpatient networks.
Early-career awards fast track studies on poverty and health
Juggling her duties as a clinician and an instructor in family medicine, Rita Hamad is closer than ever to her goal of a research career, with the help of an early-career program and pilot grants.
For teens with bulimia, family-based therapy works best
Recovery from the eating disorder is faster if adolescents receive a treatment that enlists their parents, according to a new study.
Stanford-born nonprofit uses star power to teach youngsters in India about HIV/AIDS
Widely disseminated videos in India use animated figures of beloved celebrities to teach students how to protect themselves against the potentially fatal disease.
Stanford Health Library, in new digs, celebrates 25th anniversary this year
Started in a small storefront in the Stanford Shopping Center, the library’s main branch now is housed in the Hoover Pavilion, a landmark Art Deco building at the corner of Quarry and Palo roads that was once Palo Alto Hospital.
Coming soon: New bioscience graduate students
A new associate dean will welcome the incoming cohort of 112 bioscience students, who were selected from a pool of 1,985 applicants.
New medical students ponder life-and-death questions
During orientation, Stanford’s new class of medical students met with deans to pause and reflect on the meaning of pledging their lives to the compassionate care of patients and the challenges involved in achieving that goal.
X-ray laser experiment could help in designing drugs for brain disorders
Scientists found that when two protein structures in the brain join up, they act as an amplifier for a slight increase in calcium concentration, triggering a gunshot-like release of neurotransmitters from one neuron to another.
Researchers genetically engineer yeast to produce opioids
It typically takes a year to produce hydrocodone from plants, but researchers have genetically modified yeast to make it in just a few days. The technique could improve access to medicines in impoverished nations.
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