Stanford launches app to study heart health
A free iPhone app allows users to contribute to a study of human heart health while learning about the health of their own hearts, and uses a new software framework developed by Apple.
Views on research participation surprise
Patients want to be asked permission to participate in research that compares standard treatment options and that involves reviews of medical records, according to a new study.
New bioengineering major off to its first year
From its outset, Stanford sought to imbue the Bioengineering Department with the different but essential traditions of the School of Engineering and School of Medicine.
Stanford Cancer Center South Bay opens to first patients
A patient and family advisory council recommended ways to maximize patient comfort at the new cancer center.
Scientists seek to map origins of mental illness, develop noninvasive treatment
A collaborative Stanford project could lead to improved treatments for depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Stanford students ease life in the zoo
A dozen Stanford sophomores have designed ways to enrich the lives of the giraffe, lions and kinkajou at the San Francisco Zoo.
Stanford Life Flight: 30 years of saving lives
Thirty years and many thousands of flights later, Life Flight has a proud history to celebrate. Its flight crew has years of experience, and its helicopter carries some of the most advanced airborne health-care technology available.
Physicians deactivate heart pump with catheter-based approach
A mechanical pump supported a failing heart, but did the job so well it eventually was no longer needed. Turning it off safely was the challenge.
Flight irregularity leaves Navy pilot with unusual constellation of symptoms
Air invaded Robert Buchanan’s head and neck in all the wrong places. Two years of persistent medical investigation at Stanford finally gave it a name.
5 Questions: The story behind the new Stanford Medicine website
The effort to revamp the Stanford Medicine website began two years ago. In this Q&A, Web services director Mark Trenchard describes the process and what Web users can expect in coming months.
For Montana man, low-sodium diet reverses heart troubles
A year after a major heart attack, followed by cardiac surgery, Bruce Simon found himself back in the hospital with continued heart problems.
An early morning phone call, then an onslaught of cameras
It came as no surprise to Gertrude Levitt that her son became a scientist.