Alvin Roth, a Nobel laureate and Stanford faculty member, explains how the economic concept of repugnant markets applies to heroin in the United States.
Male mice are hardwired to recognize the sex of other mice, a new study shows. Females' circuitry guiding that decision differs from males.
In the second piece in the series A Skeptical Look at Popular Diets, clinician and researcher Randall Stafford examines the paleo diet.
Stanford Medicine pediatric surgeon and innovator Tom Krummel discussed his career trajectory at a recent talk.
More than 50,000 pregnant women per year experience life-threatening complications of pregnancy and childbirth, but no one understands why.
Stanford psychologist Ian Gotlib is examining how depression develops and working to identify potential opportunities for intervention.
Behind the lens and filters of Instagram is the truth about how hard it is to actually do medicine, and what Instagram doesn't exactly showcase.
Proponents say a "Medicare for All" approach would expand access and affordability of health care in the U.S. But there are practical downsides.
Brain cells called oligodendrocytes supply insulation by wrapping neurons in multiple layers of fatty extensions, preserving signal strength and markedly speeding up transmission. But studying these cells in culture has been virtually impossible -- until now.
Stanford scientists have devised a way to predict the severity of dengue cases using a set of 20 genes and specific expression patterns.
A small change in how patients learn to think about side effects of a food allergy treatment greatly reduces their anxiety, Stanford researchers found.
Nutrition experts debate the reliability of nutrition studies, their typical flaws and how researchers can perform better studies moving forward.
A Stanford historian explains how frequent yellow fever epidemics in 19-century Louisiana generated cultural and social norms in its fatal wake.
Stanford historian reveals how the U.S. military profoundly shaped modern American nutrition during World War II and the Cold War.
Researchers have discovered a protein signal that promotes the growth of collateral arteries, which can provide backup if major arteries are blocked.
The health sector should focus on consumer needs to better harness the promise of digital technology, writes a Stanford Medicine professor and a colleague.