Magazine examines art’s role in medicine
When the arts and humanities play a role in medicine, patients, researchers and doctors can benefit. The winter issue of Stanford Medicine magazine features articles on the intersection of medicine with the arts and humanities.
Fast, brain-controlled typing achieved
In a Stanford-led research report, three participants with movement impairment controlled an onscreen cursor simply by imagining their own hand movements.
Pancreatic cells change fate to produce insulin
Alpha cells can convert to insulin-producing beta cells in mice when just two genes are blocked, a new Stanford study shows. A similar mechanism may occur in people with diabetes.
Test could help prevent TB deaths
A Stanford investigator and his colleagues found that a screening test for tuberculosis was a good predictor of whether children infected with the bacteria would become sick.
Heart-damaging chemo drugs ranked
Stanford researchers have developed a test that may help screen for cardiotoxicity in new chemotherapy drugs.
Costs add up when defibrillators act up
Heart patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators often undergo a series of health care procedures when they receive shocks from the devices, regardless of whether the shocks are necessary, a Stanford researcher says.
Many breast cancer patients ‘undertested’
Physicians often fail to recommend genetic testing to breast cancer patients at high risk for cancer-associated mutations. Improving access to genetic counseling about the testing process and results is a key priority.
1 cent ‘lab on a chip’
Microfluidics, electronics and inkjet technology underlie a newly developed all-in-one biochip from Stanford that can analyze cells for research and clinical applications.
Rat-grown pancreases help save diabetic mice
Growing organs from one species in the body of another may one day relieve transplant shortages. Now researchers show that islets from rat-grown mouse pancreases can reverse disease when transplanted into diabetic mice.
Leslee Subak is new chair of ob/gyn
Subak, who earned her medical degree at Stanford, is an expert in urogynecology, particularly in researching and treating urinary incontinence in women.
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.