Stanford Medicine magazine and high-tech
Stanford Medicine is applying high-tech approaches to reshape medical research, training, diagnostics and treatment — without losing the essential human touch.
Farming linked to gut microbiome changes
Researchers at Stanford and several other institutions have linked the gut ecosystems of four Himalayan groups to the extent of each group’s departure from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle.
Surgery best appendicitis treatment
Treating appendicitis with antibiotics alone is more costly and results in higher rates of hospital readmissions, Stanford researchers found.
Using ultrasound to release drug
Stanford researchers used focused ultrasound to pry molecules of an anesthetic loose from nanoparticles. The drug’s release modified activity in brain regions targeted by the ultrasound beam.
DNA folding key to cell differentiation
In trying to decipher the “DNA origami” responsible for the generation of transplantable human skin, Stanford researchers have uncovered a master regulatory hierarchy controlling tissue differentiation.
Gun laws and child gun deaths
States with strict gun laws have lower rates of gun deaths among children and teenagers, and laws to keep guns away from minors are linked with fewer gun suicides in this age group, a Stanford study found.
Dean’s Medals awarded
Three individuals will be awarded the Dean’s Medal for their contributions to the mission of Stanford Medicine.
Stanford, Apple describe heart-rhythm study
Over 400,000 people have enrolled in a study being conducted by researchers at Stanford and Apple to determine whether a wearable technology can identify irregular heart rhythms suggestive of atrial fibrillation.
Older dads linked to higher birth risks
From the data of more than 40 million births, scientists at Stanford have linked paternal age to birth risks, and even risks to the mother’s health.
Study: Anti-CD47 cancer therapy safe
An immunotherapy conceived at Stanford appeared safe in an early clinical trial. Half of the participants responded positively to the treatment, aimed at triggering macrophages to engulf cancer cells, the researchers reported.
Leading in Precision Health
Stanford Medicine is leading the biomedical revolution in precision health, defining and developing the next generation of care that is proactive, predictive and precise.
A Legacy of Innovation
Stanford Medicine's unrivaled atmosphere of breakthrough thinking and interdisciplinary collaboration has fueled a long history of achievements.