Developmental biologist Lucy Shapiro, PhD, opened the second annual Discovery Innovation Awards event held on campus recently by sharing her personal research story. “I’m telling you this saga because it’s an example of just one person at Stanford doing curiosity-driven research which can open up the world and affect the world,” Shapiro said. Although her proposed […]Continue Reading ...
Stanford today launched the new Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, known as HAI. Its aim is to study, guide and develop human-centered artificial intelligence technologies and applications and advance the goal of a better future for humanity through AI, according to a university announcement. Its co-leaders will be John Etchemendy, PhD, and Fei-Fei Li, PhD, shown in […]Continue Reading ...
Michele Barry, MD, first began working in Zimbabwe in 1988 to help rebuild a medical education system that had been decimated by decades of political upheaval and corruption. “There was a brain drain; many left for South Africa,” said Barry, the senior associate dean for global health and the director of the Center for Innovation in […]Continue Reading ...
Although HIPAA gives people the legal right to access their full medical record, it’s not always been simple to dig out your own health information, said Lance Downing, MD. “In the past, you or I would have to go down in the basement of the hospital, pay a nominal fee, and then get our information […]Continue Reading ...
Betty Rose, a nurse who worked at Stanford Hospital for more than 40 years in a variety of leadership roles, died Jan. 22 at her home in Palo Alto. She was 83. Known to her colleagues as Ms. Rose, she was hired in 1959 as an orthopedic nurse at what was then known as the […]Continue Reading ...
A cellular culprit—as well as a possible treatment—for a common, sometimes life-threating post-surgical complication has been identified by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The condition arises when abnormal fibrous connections called adhesions form after abdominal surgery, tethering our normally slippery organs together or anchoring them to the abdominal wall. Symptoms can include […]Continue Reading ...
Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health have launched a new online program that provides patients with a second opinion about their diagnosis or treatment plan. A Stanford Medicine specialist develops the second opinion based on a patient’s summary of his or her conditions and initial diagnosis, as well as all relevant medical records. The […]Continue Reading ...
What stories published about medical science or health care this year made big impressions on you? Stanford Medicine Dean Lloyd Minor, MD, recently listed the books that most inspired him this year. I asked my fellow Stanford Medicine communicators for their picks and here’s what they said: “Bad blood: Secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley […]Continue Reading ...
In a bid to understand the origins of many childhood diseases, a Stanford team plans to broadly characterize the metabolic profiles of thousands of patients treated at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children’s Health clinics. Researchers at the Metabolic Health Center, whose launch was approved by the dean’s office in February, will analyze […]Continue Reading ...
Whether enlisting children in Kenya to scour neighborhoods for mosquito larvae or helping Zimbabwean children get treatment for chronic conditions, Stanford Medicine researchers and physicians who are taking on some of the world’s most pressing health issues know they can’t do it alone. “We share this planet with billions of people, a rich panoply of […]Continue Reading ...
When you’re a patient in the hospital, details count. It matters whether you can easily access your own health data. Or whether you have to stand in line to check in for your surgery. Or whether you can control the temperature and the lighting in your hospital room. Teams at Stanford are keeping this in […]Continue Reading ...
Eddy Albarran has a killer story about how he happened to attend Stanford, first as an undergrad and now as a graduate student in neurosciences. I’ll let him dive right in: We’re originally from Peru, but we were living in Idaho and my mom was working as a housekeeper. She worked for a great man who […]Continue Reading ...
Each year, around the world, about 15 million babies are born prematurely, arriving three or more weeks early and facing a wide variety of health problems. In most cases, doctors don’t know why a pregnancy has ended early. But thanks to the industrious work of Stanford’s top obstetricians, neonatologists, geneticists, microbiologists, immunologists, epidemiologists, health policy […]Continue Reading ...
This was the year the world celebrated the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, so it seems apt that the top Stanford Medicine magazine stories of 2018 told of technological wonders and possible disasters. Here are the most-read stories in each of the four issues published in 2018 (as determined by page views on […]Continue Reading ...
What disturbs Stanford pediatrician Paul Wise, MD, most about the cholera epidemic in Yemen is that it’s hitting children hardest and is completely preventable. Since 2016, two severe cholera outbreaks have impacted more than 1.2 million people. Children account for 30 percent of the infections; more than 2,500 people have died. “Children in Yemen are […]Continue Reading ...
- CRISPR/Cas libraries could revolutionize drug discovery
- Allergic reaction during pregnancy may alter sexual-development in offspring’s brain
- Seeing through a robot’s eyes helps those with profound motor impairments
- Recent research shows that ease of breastfeeding after C-section differs culturally
- Newly discovered parameters offer more control over efficient release of drugs
- ‘De-tabooing’ of abortion- Women would like more support from health care community
- Anti-TB drugs can increase susceptibility to Mtb reinfection
- New survey indicates need of attention to neglected tropical diseases
- Innovative in vitro method to develop easy-to-swallow medicine for children and older people
- Sugary drinks could raise risk of early deaths finds study
- Lian wins ENGINE grant for stem-cell-based therapy to treat Type 1 diabetes
- Overall, Physicians Are Happy and Enjoy Their Lives
- Researchers discover how blood vessels protect the brain during inflammation
- CDC study shows modest improvement in optimal hospital breastfeeding policy
- Family-based prevention program to reduce alcohol use among older teens
- Remote monitoring of implanted defibrillators in heart failure patients prevents hospitalizations
- Appropriate doffing of personal protective equipment may reduce healthcare worker contamination
- Window screens can suppress mosquito populations, reduce malaria in Tanzania
- Researchers discover new biomarker for postoperative liver dysfunction
- Pregnancy history may be linked to cognitive function in older women, finds study