Cellular respiration has a downside: Its byproducts harm the mitochondria that perform this trick, endangering our brain cells.
Month: January 2020
Speaking the language, learning the medical culture
Working on a global health project in Bangladesh, Stanford medical student Tasnim Ahmed learned that a familiar place can have an unfamiliar medical culture.
Women’s clinic in San Jose helps with care, health care navigation
Siyu Shi, a third-year medical student who has co-managed the clinic, discusses the work of the Women’s Free Clinic in San Jose.
Five practices that foster doctor-patient bonds
Stanford researchers say they have identified five practices that doctors can implement to make more meaningful connections with patients.
How Stanford Hospital became ‘an Internet of things hospital of the first order’
There are about 180 applications woven into the new Stanford Hospital's operations, making it a veritable laboratory for health care technology.
Forgiving others to help improve your health
Forgiving others for past hurts can improve your health, says Fred Luskin, founder of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects.
In the Spotlight: Identifying hidden hurdles for mothers in medicine
This "In the Spotlight" features Jessica Gold, a pediatric hospitalist who lobbied to remove an obstacle to career advancement for physicians who are mothers.
Suspicion: Why are virus-targeting immune cells sniffing around Alzheimer’s patients’ brains?
A new study has identified T cells targeting the Epstein-Barr virus in autopsied Alzheimer's brains and in cerebrospinal fluid of Alzheimer's patients.
A moment of hope in the neonatal intensive care unit
Shadowing a physician, Stanford medical student Lauren Joseph experiences the somber, yet hopeful setting of the intensive care unit for babies.
Stanford students help hospitalized kids learn science
Stanford undergrads and graduate students are designing simple, fun lab activities that get hospitalized kids and teens excited about science.
Practicing medicine in Antarctica: “It’s a harsh continent”
In this Q&A, Stanford physicians Julie Parsonnet and her husband, Dean Winslow, discuss their months-long stay in Antarctica providing medical care.
The type of eye surgery may depend, in part, on the day of the week
Stanford scientists found patterns in how ophthalmologists chose to repair retinal detachments, based on days of the week.
Team-building, with toys
Emergency medicine physicians practice communicating effectively with their colleagues by building a model helicopter out of Legos.
Measuring depression with wearables
Researchers are working to develop a wearable sensor to measure stress, anxiety and depression based on changes in cortisol levels and other parameters.
Self-care: The gift that keeps on giving
Psychiatrist Jacob Towery discusses how to practice self-care and how it can benefit both individuals and the people around them.