Press Releases

  • Foretelling ill health

    New research from Stanford shows that fitness monitors and other wearable biosensors can tell when an individual’s heart rate, skin temperature and other measures are abnormal, suggesting possible illness.


  • Fewer bone stem cells in diabetes impedes healing

    Stanford researchers found that activating bone stem cells helps repair fractures in diabetic mice. Applying a protein to the fracture site increased the expression of key signaling proteins and enhanced healing in the animals.


  • Scientists’ plan for reproducibility

    Nature Publishing Group has launched a new journal and its inaugural issue includes a “manifesto for reproducible science” co-authored by Stanford Medicine’s John Ioannidis.


  • Heart health app updated

    A new version of the free MyHeart Counts app is available. It now features graphical feedback, interventions and coaching.


  • Gene activity foretells autoimmune disease

    Stanford researchers and their collaborators have found a way to tell whether patients with systemic sclerosis were improving during drug treatment a year before a standard clinical test could.


  • Benefit shown in a subgroup of patients

    Glioblastoma patients with a high degree of vascularization of their tumors were found to have benefited from a treatment previously deemed ineffective, a new Stanford study shows.


  • Podcast: Cleaning up sports

    In this podcast, anti-doping chief Travis Tygart discusses some of the major lessons learned from the Rio Olympics about global anti-doping efforts.


  • Seizure ‘choke point’ in brain

    Stanford researchers used a rodent model to discover that shifting the firing pattern of a particular set of brain cells is all it takes to initiate, or to terminate, an absence seizure.


  • Smartphones’ potential for medical research

    Stanford researchers say that data collected through MyHeart Counts, a heart-health study in which participants transmit information through an app, demonstrates the potential of smartphones to transform the measurement of physical activity and fitness for clinical research.


  • Blood test to evaluate lung cancer tumors

    A technique developed at Stanford for detecting the genetic profiles of tumor cells sifted from the bloodstream could offer a valuable tool for the clinic and the lab.



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