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Stanford Medicine’s Sean Quirin once looked upward with a telescope, seeking clues to the universe. Now he trains his optical eye inward with a fascination for understanding the brain and the complex maladies that afflict it.

Stanford Medicine’s Sean Quirin once looked upward with a telescope, seeking clues to the universe. Now he trains his optical eye inward with a fascination for understanding the brain and the complex maladies that afflict it.

By further segmenting study results, Stanford Medicine’s Irogue Igbinosa and collaborators have begun to tease out important health differences between different subsets of the population.

By further segmenting study results, Stanford Medicine’s Irogue Igbinosa and collaborators have begun to tease out important health differences between different subsets of the population.

Some of the 17 million Americans afflicted with major depressive disorder each year may soon receive a surprising new prescription from their clinician: Have fun on a virtual reality device.

Some of the 17 million Americans afflicted with major depressive disorder each year may soon receive a surprising new prescription from their clinician: Have fun on a virtual reality device.

Stanford Medicine doctors and researchers are modifying existing chatbots to perform well in a frontier of AI-enhanced medicine: the doctor-patient interaction.

Stanford Medicine doctors and researchers are modifying existing chatbots to perform well in a frontier of AI-enhanced medicine: the doctor-patient interaction.

A few closely related drugs, all squarely aimed at treating Alzheimer’s disease, have served up what can be charitably described as a lackadaisical performance. Stanford Medicine neurologist Mike Greicius explains why these drugs, so promising in theory, don’t appear to be helping patients much if at all.

A few closely related drugs, all squarely aimed at treating Alzheimer’s disease, have served up what can be charitably described as a lackadaisical performance. Stanford Medicine neurologist Mike Greicius explains why these drugs, so promising in theory, don’t appear to be helping patients much if at all.

Genome-wide association studies can lay the groundwork to more precisely assess a person’s risk for disease, detect diseases earlier, reveal a molecular understanding of how certain illnesses arise, and point to new therapeutic targets. 

Genome-wide association studies can lay the groundwork to more precisely assess a person’s risk for disease, detect diseases earlier, reveal a molecular understanding of how certain illnesses arise, and point to new therapeutic targets. 

Many social determinants of health can influence a patient’s risk, but Palaniappan and fellow researchers have noticed, from working with data from patients around the nation, that race is not among the most accurate or equitable.

Many social determinants of health can influence a patient’s risk, but Palaniappan and fellow researchers have noticed, from working with data from patients around the nation, that race is not among the most accurate or equitable.

Two of Brian Suffoletto's close friends died in an alcohol-related car accident when he was in college. It helped focus his path in medicine.

Two of Brian Suffoletto's close friends died in an alcohol-related car accident when he was in college. It helped focus his path in medicine.

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Emergence comprises some 100 experts, serving as speakers, advisors or mentors, that guide how to identify societal needs and carry out the entrepreneurial process.

Emergence comprises some 100 experts, serving as speakers, advisors or mentors, that guide how to identify societal needs and carry out the entrepreneurial process.

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New artificial intelligence tools have the potential to revolutionize health care. But Stanford researchers argue that disparities could worsen without intervention now.

New artificial intelligence tools have the potential to revolutionize health care. But Stanford researchers argue that disparities could worsen without intervention now.

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Health care providers must reckon with inherent race-based biases in medicine, which can reinforce false stereotypes in algorithms and lead to improper treatment recommendations or late diagnoses.

Health care providers must reckon with inherent race-based biases in medicine, which can reinforce false stereotypes in algorithms and lead to improper treatment recommendations or late diagnoses.

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Purvesh Khatri has followed a winding path to medicine -- one that started with a hate for biology and a career in engineering.

Purvesh Khatri has followed a winding path to medicine -- one that started with a hate for biology and a career in engineering.

To better understand health issues for Arab Americans, the Arab Leadership and Advocacy in Medicine group advocates for representation.

To better understand health issues for Arab Americans, the Arab Leadership and Advocacy in Medicine group advocates for representation.