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Month: July 2018
Stanford data analyst’s childhood inspires his research: A Q&A
Data analyst Jonathan Altamirano discusses living in Nicaragua as a child and how that inspired his current health research at Stanford.
The future of the microbiome: A conversation
In an interview, Stanford bioengineer Michael Fischbach discussed the growing knowledge of the bacteria in our bodies and what that means for the future of medicine.
A winning essayist’s tips for keeping track of scientific facts
Could social media — where misinformation is too often spread — be a place to help build trust in science and the research enterprise?
Stars of Stanford Medicine: Improving cardiovascular health in Africa and beyond
This Stars of Stanford Medicine Q&A features Andrew Chang, clinical instructor of medicine, who is working to improve cardiovascular health globally.
Virtual reality helps train emergency physicians
Stanford uses virtual reality to train emergency physicians, including on how to manage constant interruptions during a patient exam.
What happens when you take a bunch of medications? A new algorithm could help doctors figure it out
Testing the side effects of every drug combination is impractical, but Stanford researchers think they have a better way: artificial intelligence.
Virtual athletes compete to take on a medical challenge
Stanford researchers are hosting an online competition featuring virtual athletes. Their goal: help people learn to walk and run after losing a limb.
Curbing hepatitis B in the United States will save lives and money, according to a new study
Targeted screening can cut hepatitis B related deaths in the U.S. by half - and save money.
New findings on coronary artery formation could change how engineers try to regrow them
A new study shows that the process of turning a group of blood vessel cells into an artery actually requires that they stop growing.
Biodesign fellows develop and test solution for enlarged prostate
A group of biodesign fellows developed a potential treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia, an age-related condition that affects many men.
Thai boys’ cave rescue: What are the health concerns?
Paul Auerbach, a Stanford professor of emergency medicine, discusses potential health concerns of Thai boys rescued after two weeks trapped in a cave.
Empathy in medicine: What we can learn from children
What can be done to help medical students develop emotional connectedness and empathy with their patients? The answer could lie in revisiting childhood.
Stanford study shows role of physician burnout in medical errors
A new study examined the role of physician burnout in medical errors.
Young patient benefits from hospital’s bloodless surgery program
Ten-day-old Lola Garcia became the smallest infant in North America to receive bloodless open-heart surgery.
How a Stanford neurobiologist thinks about his faith
William Newsome is a world-class neurobiologist and a Christian. He talked to Stanford News about how his faith helped inspire his interest in the brain and what he sees as the real and imagined tensions between faith and science.