Reducing tumor growth
Researchers at Stanford found that a new cell surface receptor they created is effective at inhibiting cancer growth in mice.
Stem cells police themselves to reduce scarring
Stem cells produce a decoy protein to attenuate growth signals. Artificially regulating this pathway might help keep muscles supple in muscular dystrophy or during normal aging, researchers hope.
Brain chemical tied to working memory
The amount of a neurotransmitter called GABA in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex predicted individuals’ ability to keep several things in mind simultaneously, researchers found.
Study confirms existence of asymptomatic Ebola
A research team determined that 25 percent of individuals in a Sierra Leone village were infected with the Ebola virus but had no symptoms, suggesting broader transmission of the virus than originally thought.
Stanford Medicine focuses on diagnostics
Researchers in the field of diagnostics are taking advantage of advances in biomedical research, engineering and computer technology to make diagnostics more informative and less invasive.
PTSD changes brains of boys, girls differently
A brain region that integrates emotions and actions appears to undergo accelerated maturation in adolescent girls with PTSD, but not in boys with the condition, a Stanford study has found.
Tracking cancer evolution in the blood
Monitoring cancer DNA in blood can predict recurrence and prognosis and drive treatment decisions. A Stanford study of 92 lymphoma patients suggests similar techniques may work for other tumors.
High-intensity statins decrease mortality rates
In a retrospective study of a large population of patients with cardiovascular disease, Stanford researchers concluded that high-intensity statin treatments increased rates of survival.
Paving the way for gene therapy
Using the CRISPR gene-editing technique in stem cells, Stanford researchers repaired the gene that causes sickle cell disease, and the mended stem cells were successfully transplanted into mice.
Teen beliefs about marijuana
A survey of hundreds of California high-school students shows that teens don’t understand the risks of marijuana use, and are more likely to smoke it if they have seen marijuana ads.
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.