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Data science website launched
The online portal provides researchers with fast access to tools, data platforms, health-related databases and data-science experts.
Opioid deaths jump fourfold in 20 years
The opioid epidemic is no longer concentrated among whites in Appalachian and Midwestern states, according to a new study from Stanford, Harvard and the University of Toronto.
Modest drop in physician burnout
A national epidemic of physician burnout showed signs of improvement in 2017, according to researchers at Stanford, the Mayo Clinic and the American Medical Association.
Big victory for a tiny heart
With no blood flow to his right lung, infant Carter Johnson was diagnosed with a rare condition called absent right pulmonary artery. His parents turned to Stanford Children’s Health for help.
Spotty statin adherence leads to higher mortality
Patients who took statins less than 70 percent of the time had a 20 percent increase in mortality compared with those taking them at least 90 percent of the time, a Stanford study found.
How AI could help create antibiotics
Researchers at Stanford have created an algorithm that, guided by previous research, lays out the DNA sequences most likely to align with antimicrobial properties.
Computer v. patient: Fighting for residents’ attention
Stanford researchers found that medical trainees spent an average of 5.38 hours — or nearly half of a 12-hour work day — in front of a screen.
More primary care doctors, longer life
Life expectancy grows when there are more primary care physicians in the field, yet their numbers are shrinking as medical students saddled with debt turn to more lucrative fields, according to a study led by researchers at Stanford and Harvard.
Gentler pre-transplant treatment with antibody
An antibody to a protein on blood-forming stem cells may allow bone marrow transplants without the need for chemotherapy and radiation, according to a Stanford study.
The perspective of a nurse-scientist
A nurse-scientist at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has discovered a passion for science, and advocates for bringing the nursing perspective into clinical research.