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.
Stanford Cancer Center South Bay opens to first patients
A patient and family advisory council recommended ways to maximize patient comfort at the new cancer center.
'A mother hen,' early Stanford kidney donor dies at 99
One of Stanford’s first living kidney donors lived a long and fulfilling life with her family.
Awards recognize exceptional work in education, patient care
Faculty, staff, residents and a student were honored for a variety of contributions to Stanford Medicine at the medical school’s 2015 commencement.
Departments of emergency medicine, biomedical data science to be created
The creation of the departments will allow the School of Medicine to continue building on its strengths in both bioscience and health-care delivery, dean says.
Gene discoveries may lead to regeneration of cells needed for hearing
The researchers identified patterns of gene expression that may determine whether the ear’s inner pillar cells can give rise to new hair cells, which are key to hearing.
Discovery of molecular pathway could lead to pancreatitis treatments
New research could lead to pharmacological treatments for chronic pancreatitis, a severe and currently untreatable disease.
Surgery residents set sail to keep life on an even keel
As part of the Department of Surgery’s Balance in Life Program, more than 30 residents and a few attending physicians hopped aboard sailboats for a cruise around the San Francisco Bay.
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