$50 million gift to Children’s Heart Center
The donation from philanthropists Gordon and Betty Moore is the largest gift to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford since the hospital’s founding gift.
Medicine X|ED set for April 22-23
In its first year as a stand-alone conference, Stanford Medicine X|ED will focus on how to increase diversity among health care workers and design new tools for their education.
Adelsheim on CDC’s youth suicide report
The recent federal report on suicides among youth in Santa Clara County will inform how the community continues to support mental health for young people, said Stanford psychiatrist Steven Adelsheim.
Team places third in data analysis contest
The Stanford-led team used the data to develop and validate a clinical decision score that identifies patients likely to experience benefits when undergoing intensive blood pressure treatment.
Automating biology experiments with Legos
Modern biology labs often use robotic assemblies to drop precise amounts of fluids into experimental containers. Now, researchers have shown how to adapt a Lego robotics kit to do this for much less money.
Brainlike computers come of age
Conventional computer chips aren’t up to the challenges posed by next-generation autonomous drones and medical implants. Now, Kwabena Boahen has laid out a way forward, using ideas built in to our brains.
3-D bladder reconstruction
Researchers used advanced computer imaging technology to create a three-dimensional computer reconstruction of a patient’s bladder. The technique, which works on any hollow organ, could help doctors locate tumors or other disorders and prepare for surgery.
Initial hospital costs of gun injuries $6.6 billion
Stanford researchers report that the $6.6 billion figure is just the tip of the iceberg: It does not include costs of emergency room visits or hospital readmissions.
Bias hunters looking in the right places
The biggest single source of bias across all fields of science comes from so-called small-study effects, Stanford researchers report.
Students learn where they’re headed for residencies
Stanford medical students, along with their counterparts nationwide, found out March 17 where they would be doing their residencies.