A glance at the most popular Stanford Medicine magazine articles of the year.
Month: December 2017
New course highlights how surgeons can serve their communities
Two med students created a seminar series that showcases how surgeons can address health inequities.
An anesthesiologist opens up on the mystery of putting patients to sleep
A conversation with anesthesiologist Henry Jay Przybylo about his new memoir, "Counting Backwards: A Doctor's Notes on Anesthesia."
The possible health benefits of coffee — and other top Scope stories of 2017
A look at the most popular Scope pieces of the year.
Passing of a comet: Stanford neuroscientist Ben Barres dies at age 63
Stanford neuroscientist Ben Barres devoted his career to studying glial cells, which play a significant, but previously undervalued, role in the brain.
Food allergy treatment can last years, Stanford study shows
People with food allergies can be gradually desensitized to foods that trigger reactions, clinical trials at Stanford’s Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research have shown.
Healing in the hallways: A med student’s reflections from hospital tours
Student Akhilesh Pathipati shares his observations after traveling the country for residency interviews.
Looking back at the career of a Stanford pediatrician
A reflection on the accomplishments of Raymond Hintz, who founded Stanford’s Division Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes.
The cooling touch: Glove used to boost athletic performance, and more
A look at the medical applications of a cooling technique that improves athletic performance.
Using virtual reality to “fly through” the brain before surgery
Doctors and patients can preview brain and spine procedures via virtual reality at the at the Stanford Neurosurgical Simulation and Virtual Reality Center.
Healthy holidays: Food allergies and gifts of food
Food allergies or restrictions can complicate travel or visits to friends and family. Two Stanford experts share advice here.
Immunotherapy targets identified using new technology
Immune cells spot cancer cells by locating proteins called antigens. Now, researchers have developed a new tool that will help them identify those antigens.
Proteomics allows researchers to identify existing drugs to treat rare eye disease
By identifying abnormally expressed proteins in the eye, a Stanford-led team matched existing drugs with these proteins to quell patients' symptoms.
Nicotine patches and medications aren’t enough to quit smoking, a study finds
To quit smoking, medications and patches may not be enough, a study has found.
Why we should care that climate change is making us sick
Environmental changes are making people sick and urgent action is needed, Paul Auerbach and Jay Lemery write in the new book "Enviromedics."
A med student’s Christmas wish list
What do medical students want for Christmas? Second-year student Natasha Abadilla reflects on four gifts that top her wish list.