Stanford Medicine magazine on sex, gender and medicine
The spring issue of the magazine highlights how sex and gender differences should be part of medical education, research and care. It includes a Q&A with Barbra Streisand on fighting gender discrimination in cardiovascular research and treatment.
A potential fast-acting treatment for OCD
A Stanford psychiatrist is researching the effects of ketamine on the brains of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder, hoping to determine why, in studies, the drug has provided relief from symptoms.
Ketamine used off-label to treat mental disorders
As research shows that the hallucinogen is a potentially powerful treatment for intractable mental disorders, and academics continue to debate its safety, private clinics across the country offer the drug to patients now.
Why did the tree cross the road?
Weighing more than 550,000 pounds, the tree was relocated earlier this month to make room for the planned BioMedical Innovations Building.
Cancer therapy may work in unexpected way
An antibody to the cell receptor PD-1 may launch a two-pronged assault on cancer by initiating attacks by both T cells and macrophages, a Stanford study has found.
Conference on children, immigration
The Child Health and Immigration Conference on May 25 will bring together Stanford researchers, policymakers and community leaders to discuss the effects of immigration policies on kids.
First possible drug treatment for lymphedema
Collaboration between two Stanford labs has resulted in the discovery of a molecular cause for lymphedema and the first possible drug treatment for it.
Town hall introduces planning project
Stanford Medicine and the university have begun long-term strategic planning initiatives, which welcome faculty, staff and student participation.
New Packard Children’s Hospital to open in December
More than doubling its current size, the expanded Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford will transform the patient experience through family-centered design and technological innovation, while setting new standards for sustainability in hospital design.
Crowdsourcing autism data
Many areas across the globe have few autism experts, leading to delayed care for kids who live there. Stanford scientists have launched a crowdsourcing project to pinpoint such geographic gaps, and find ways to fill them.