Standard diagnosis of sepsis relies on a blood test that typically takes days. A Stanford physician is working on an innovation that could change this.
Month: August 2020
E-cigarette companies use COVID-19 to sell nicotine, study finds
A study from Stanford researchers documents "aggressive and deceptive" ways that companies have used COVID-19 to market vaping products.
Stanford physician-programmer creates Coders Against COVID
A Stanford anesthesiologist co-founded a volunteer organization that maps COVID-19 testing locations and displays updated data about the pandemic.
Caring for veterans: Medical outreach team unfazed by pandemic
The VA Palo Alto's Mobile Medical Outreach team is focusing on providing COVID-19 surveillance and testing for veterans during the pandemic.
Souped-up smartphones can gauge intoxication by measuring walk
A smartphone add-on, devised by an emergency medicine physician now at Stanford, detected a drunken stagger, through side-to-side sway, with 90% accuracy.
Pre-med student-athletes get mentorship, guidance from Stanford group
Stanford students seeking mentorship in their athletic and pre-med tracks formed a group to address the two important facets of their college careers.
How a smartwatch can detect drug levels in the body
Researchers have developed a sensor system on a smartwatch that uses sweat to determine the level of acetaminophen in the body.
Animated video helps kids weather the COVID-19 pandemic
A Stanford Medicine educator worked on an animated video that helps children manage feelings of loneliness during the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Virtual anatomy labs and at-home dissections: Stanford summer programs thrived online
Stanford Medicine educators found creative ways to teach summer courses to high school and undergraduate students during the pandemic.
Investigating COVID-19’s impact on LGBTQ+ health
More data on LGBTQ+ health is key — not only for understanding the effects of COVID-19, but also to improve overall health, says a Stanford researcher.
Investigating disparities in eye cancer treatment
Stanford researchers studied whether there was any pattern linking patients' racial, ethnic or socioeconomic status with which treatment they received.
National task force recommends structure for responding to public health crises
A national panel worked for three years on guidelines for improving research on public health emergency preparedness and response.
Stanford undergrads design motivator for at-home physical therapy
For a Stanford digital health biodesign course, two undergraduates developed a program to increase patients' physical therapy engagement at home.
Cell growth clue could lead to new breast cancer treatments
Stanford stem cell biologists have found a way to block a signal that causes growth of breast cancer cells, opening potential for new treatments.
How the pandemic is affecting people struggling with addiction
The pandemic has been what one Stanford psychiatrist called “a mixed bag” for people with addiction issues; some find fewer triggers, others face more.
Stanford medical student’s tweet about blueberry pickers’ wages goes viral
Incoming medical student and blueberry picker Gianna Nino caught the attention of the media when she tweeted about farmworker wages.