Tuberculosis is a major public health problem worldwide, yet most people lack access to quick, reliable testing. Now, chemists have found a solution.
Month: February 2018
Spotlight on prescription drug abuse: A Q&A with a Stanford psychiatrist and addiction researcher
Years into the opioid epidemic, Stanford psychiatrist and addiction researcher Anna Lembke cites signs of slow improvement and comments on benzodiazepines.
Pushing boundaries, Stanford researcher explores growing human organs in animals
Stanford researcher Hiromitsu Nakauchi explores his dream of growing custom-made, transplantable human organs in large animals, despite funding difficulties.
From hand-washing to cancer detection: Why the pace of medicine is just right
Should research findings be moved to the clinic as soon as possible or should things move more slowly for patient safety? A med student explores the issues.
New book offers strategies to address emotional and binge eating
To broaden access to proven strategies for treating eating disorders, Stanford specialists have published a book to help those struggling with the disease.
Story project collects experiences from Stanford Medicine patients, families and staff
Stanford Storybank, organized by Stanford Health Care, collects 40-minute audio stories from patients and members of the Stanford Medicine community.
How electronic health records can improve health care
In a talk at Stanford, Jonathan Perlin of HCA Healthcare discusses how electronic health records can help doctors improve care in a learning health system.
Researcher’s crazy contraptions can simplify scientific complexities, distill research findings
Many infectious diseases are marked by cyclical ups and downs. Stanford's David Schneider takes a creative approach to making sense of them.
Undocumented immigrants face barriers that can affect end-of-life care, Stanford researchers suggest
When gravely ill undocumented immigrants wait to seek health care, they’re less likely to have end-of-life care that follows their wishes.
The efficacy of antidepressants: A Q&A with John Ioannidis
In a meta-analysis of more than 500 clinical trials, researchers have new conclusions about the efficacy of 21 different antidepressants.
Kids see words and faces differently
A new study finds that young children’s brains have not yet fully developed the vision circuits they need to understand words and faces.
Stanford Medicine magazine explores medicine’s new frontiers
Stanford Medicine magazine's winter issue explores science that pushes boundaries and also considers ethical questions raised about research.
Olympic snowboarder offers inspiration for those with congenital heart disease
Stanford pediatric cardiologist Seth Hollander comments on Shaun White's success, and explains the condition called tetralogy of Fallot.
Helping a child recover from a brain tumor: “There’s not much that she can’t do”
After Aditi Polamreddy's brain tumor was removed, she needed physical and occupational therapy to keep her brain from forgetting one side of her body.
Working to improve surgery in the developing world
Stanford surgeon Sherry Wren comments on the challenges of global surgery and gender differences in surgical care worldwide.
Iron fuels fungal infections following lung transplant; new therapy proposed
The key to preventing dangerous Aspergillus fumigatus infections following lung transplant may be blocking iron, a new Stanford Medicine study has found.