Physician wellness expert joins Stanford Medicine
Tait Shanafelt, MD, will become Stanford Medicine’s first chief wellness officer at a time when physician burnout is a national epidemic.
New technology provides rare diagnosis
Stanford scientists have used a next-generation technology called long-read sequencing to diagnose a patient’s rare genetic condition that current technology failed to diagnose.
Disease genes not clustered
In a provocative new perspective piece, Stanford researchers say that disease genes are spread uniformly across the genome, not clustered in specific molecular pathways, as has been thought.
Big advance in 3-D tissue imaging
Stanford scientists have found a relatively simple, low-cost fix that substantially improves images obtained via a widely used optical scanning technique, opening the door to "virtual biopsies."…
Stanford launches health care trends report
The inaugural issue of the report shows that big data will transform health care in the future but that more needs to be done to train doctors and patients in data management and analysis.
Ribosomes unexpectedly variable, powerful
Ribosomes, which make proteins, are startlingly variable in their composition and associations. This variability confers on them the ability to regulate genes, confounding previous ideas, Stanford researchers say.
Surgeon Thomas Nelsen dies at 90
Nelsen contributed to pioneering research in Hodgkin’s lymphoma that helped transform the fatal disease into a curable one.
Heart disease’s link to shingles explained
People with coronary artery disease face an elevated risk for shingles because aberrant immune cells dial down the body’s immune response to viral pathogens, Stanford research shows.
Molecule aids muscle regeneration in mice
Stanford researchers have found that a metabolite stimulates mouse muscle stem cells to proliferate after injury, and anti-inflammatory drugs, frequently taken after exercise, block its production and inhibit muscle repair.
Kenneth Vosti dies at 88
An authority on the causes and management of infectious diseases, Vosti was also known as a committed teacher and administrator, admired for his empathy and warmth.
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