Researchers have found that oxytocin, commonly known as the "love hormone" may not be crucial for the social behaviors it's known for.
Author: Bruce Goldman
Special delivery 2.0: CARTs
Researchers at Stanford are devising new ways to deliver mRNA to the body to facilitate more potent and accurate treatments and vaccines.
Special delivery – an mRNA explainer
This is the first installment in a series that will explore the promise, challenges and future of mRNA. Let's count our blessings. The COVID-19 pandemic, …
Molecular makeover makes wimpy antibody a SARS-CoV-2 tackler
By harnessing an antibody most overlooked, researchers devise a new possible way to stop viruses, even as they evolve.
Mucus: Outtakes on a molecule of major significance
Researchers are making connections between the role of mucus and human health -- both in the brain and the lungs.
Can we rejuvenate aging brains?
A Stanford Medicine researcher discusses his neuroscience-driven investigation into aging and if it's possible to rejuvenate an aging brain.
Addictive potential of social media, explained
Stanford psychiatrist Anna Lembke’s book, Dopamine Nation, explains our brain chemistry's role in modern society's addiction to social media.
From angel to demon: Why some brain cells go ‘bad’
Four years after his death, possibly the greatest mystery famed neuroscientist Ben Barres ever sought to solve has become a bit less opaque.
Can major surgery increase risk for Alzheimer’s disease?
During cardiac surgery, patients’ blood levels of a substance highly predictive of Alzheimer’s disease jumped more than 5-fold.
Stanford neuroscientist’s ‘assembloids’ pave the way for innovative brain research
A Stanford neuroscientist has led the development of a novel brain research tool for understanding diseases of brain development.
Neuroscientist’s book traverses the extremes of human behavior
Stanford bioengineer, neuroscientist and psychiatrist Karl Deisseroth has written a new book -- and it’s not a ‘science book.’
Computer simulation may yield new COVID-19 drug
Stanford Medicine researchers have discovered a drug that could potentially be used to stave off SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Coronavirus takes aim at insulin-producing cells in the pancreas
Stanford Medicine researchers discover that the virus behind COVID-19 attacks insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.
COVID-19 lab manager came to ‘where the fire is burning’
Obadia Mfuh Kenji joined Stanford after the pandemic's first surge in May 2020, overcoming challenges to help deploy COVID-19 testing.
Why C. diff wants to make you sick
Stanford research findings could lead to new ways to block the bacteria Clostridium difficile -- or C. diff -- from multiplying in our guts.
How long will a healthy older person live? A substance in blood may provide a clue
Blood levels of a brain-derived substance in people in their 90s and 100s accurately predict how much longer they're going to live.