A COVID-19 patient’s late-night conversation with his Stanford doctor about life, love and music rekindled his spirit to fight the disease.
Author: Becky Bach
Triple-organ recipient joins walk to promote organ donation
A Stanford patient still in recovery from organ transplant surgery joins a 5K walk in the hospital to raise awareness of the need for organ donation.
How do antibody tests for COVID-19 work? A video offers a behind-the-scenes look
This New York Times video showcases Stanford Medicine's efforts to offer COVID-19 antibody tests to its doctors, nurses and other clinical workers.
Patients, ribbons and excitement on the new Stanford Hospital’s first day
On Sunday, Nov. 17, the new Stanford Hospital opened its doors to its first patients. Families, patients, staff, and more were on hand for the big day.
Celebrating 10,000 posts!
Launched in 2009, Scope has published 10,000 posts. A celebration featuring narrative writing — kicking off with a piece from Abraham Verghese — is planned.
Employment-based health insurance is problematic, Victor Fuchs says
In a recent commentary, Victor Fuchs, known as the dean of health economics, explains how health insurance linked to employment skews health care costs
Progress toward a universal flu vaccine
Stanford researchers have developed a technique to encourage the immune system to target a section of the flu virus that is conserved year to year.
Stanford launches new Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence
The Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artifical Intelligence will advance AI research, education and more to improve the human condition.
Suicide and other “deaths of despair” are vexing, but preventable, speakers say
At a recent Stanford Health Policy Forum, researchers Anne Case and Rebecca Bernert discussed suicide in the United States.
In the Spotlight: “The world is your oyster in geriatrics”
In this In the Spotlight Q&A, Meera Sheffrin discusses her work as a Stanford geriatrician and offers insight into aging and health.
In the Spotlight: “The OR is my happy place”
This In the Spotlight features Miquell Miller, a Bahamas native who is now a surgery resident at Stanford. In this Q&A, she discusses her work and life.
Hunting for the origins of depression
Stanford psychologist Ian Gotlib is examining how depression develops and working to identify potential opportunities for intervention.
In the Spotlight: From Peru, to language, privilege and neuroscience
This In the Spotlight Q&A features Eddy Albarran, a graduate student in neurosciences, who is from Peru, loves languages, and is passionate about advocacy.
Nice doctors make a difference
Being treated by kind, warm physicians can demonstrably improve patient health, Stanford social psychologists have found.
AI demonstrates potential to identify irregular heart rhythms as well as humans
Artificial intelligence tied to a wearable heart monitor has shown potential to help diagnose irregular heart rhythms, new research shows.
Henry Marsh shares insights into neurosurgery and more at Dean’s Lecture Series
Dean Lloyd Minor welcomed the neurosurgeon/author Henry Marsh to Stanford at a recent Dean's Lecture Series talk.