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.
A new blood test measures the DNA fragments of lung transplant donors in the blood of recipients, in hopes of preventing organ rejection and saving lives.
A Stanford physician argues pregnant women should be appropriately included in clinical research to improve their health and the health of their fetuses.
Pediatric surgeon Matias Bruzoni discusses the band Midnight Rounds and the relationship between music and medicine for patients and health care providers.
A Stanford psychiatry resident discusses the peer-to-peer support programs available to Stanford’s medical students, which she helped create.
Stanford and SLAC researchers are developing new technology to dramatically reduce the duration of radiation therapy and its treatment side effects.
Stanford researchers have develop an electronic glove that allows a robotic hand to dexterously handle delicate objects like blueberries or ping-pong balls.
A new review article investigates the relationship between heavy media multitasking and cognition to determine how media use is shaping our minds and brains.
A new book by Stanford researchersexamines China’s cigarette industry to understand the root causes of our global cigarette epidemic.
Stanford scientists have found that viral infections shaped human genome evolution after interbreeding with Neanderthals 50,000 years ago.
Stanford pain specialist argues for comprehensive and personalized treatments as Congress considers legislation to combat the opioid crisis.
Despite strong medical evidence, a California bill to delay school start times is defeated. But Stanford sleep specialist Rafael Pelayo isn’t giving up.
A new study finds tai chi balance training can be more effective than conventional exercise approaches for reducing falls in older adults with a high risk for falling.
A Stanford surgeon discusses the adverse conditions, physiological changes and surgical challenges faced by space travelers.
Rania Awaad uses her training in psychiatry and Islamic law to address the health needs of Muslims at Stanford and throughout the Bay Area.