Stanford chemists have developed a potential new strategy for fighting antibiotic-resistant bacterium — adding a new molecule onto an existing antibiotic.
Studies have associated low zinc levels with autism spectrum disorder. But why this should be the case has been unclear. Now, scientists may have an explanation for the link.
Genetic mutations affecting a single gene called LRRK2 play an outsized role in Parkinson's disease, but nobody's been able to say what the connection is between the genetic defect and the brain-cell die-off that characterizes the condition. Here's a clue.
In this piece, Dean Lloyd Minor argues that doctors and researchers have a responsibility to educate people about the role and value of science.
Stanford study finds the lifespan of people over the age of 65 in developed countries is steadily increasing and is showing no signs of slowing down.
During a talk at Stanford, journalist and author Barry Meier discussed his nearly two-decade long investigation into OxyContin and Purdue Pharma.
What will the future of FAST, the science education program led by Stanford graduate students, look like? Will its benefits extend beyond San Jose?
In this final piece in the Understanding AFib series, physician Randall Stafford offers evidence-based advice for remaining healthy with the condition.
A Stanford specialist clarifies misconceptions about acute flaccid myelitis, a rare complication of certain viral infections in children.
Stanford researchers have shown in rats that pharmacologically active amounts of a fast-acting anesthetic drug could be released from nanoparticle "cages" in small, specified brain areas at which the scientists had aimed a beam of focused ultrasound. In principle, the same approach could work for many drugs with widely differing pharmacological actions and psychiatric applications, and even for some chemotherapeutic drugs used to combat cancer.
FAST, the science education and community outreach project started by Stanford graduate students, has changed the lives of both high schoolers and mentors.
After a health scare, this medical student gives thanks to her support network and the many medical professionals who took care of her.
DNA looping, or folding, directs a cell's developmental fate. Harnessing this 'DNA origami' could help researchers generate specific tissues for therapies.
During a recent lecture on campus, Stanford neurosurgeon John Adler discussed his entrepreneurial journey.
Stanford Medicine pain psychologist Beth Darnall wants to see psychology incorporated into pain treatment. She discusses that in a new interview.
This piece, the second in a series, provides a glimpse inside FAST, a program led by Stanford graduate students to encourage teens to explore science.