People with binge eating disorders have differences in their brains’ habit circuitry, which may explain why these behaviors are so persistent.
Category: Diseases + conditions
A big jump in prosthetic vision
By devising special pixels, Stanford University researchers have enhanced prosthetic vision with a new implant that improves vision.
Stanford Medicine magazine explores the molecules within us￼
Stanford Medicine magazine explores the molecules behind human biology and how understanding them fuels medical discoveries and innovations.
Building a ‘BUDI’ to help kids with cerebral palsy
Stanford med student designs biofeedback app meant to encourage children with cerebral palsy move their arms to build strength.
Tackling typhoid, one finger prick at a time
Stanford infectious disease experts devise a way to use finger-prick blood samples from small groups to detect typhoid in large populations.
How does one study a deadly virus? Carefully.
Stanford Medicine researchers and others study a deadly virus -- the Nipah virus -- in a high-clearance safety laboratory.
Small molecule lends big hope for brutal seizure disorder
Stanford researchers are investigating the use of a small molecule to treat Dravet syndrome, a devastating childhood neurologic disorder.
Protecting at-risk patients by tracking COVID-19 antibodies
According to a study, antibodies circulating after SARS-CoV-2 vaccinations wane rapidly in people who are receiving dialysis.
Imaging technique improves outcomes for many stroke patients
Researchers at Stanford Medicine create new imaging technique to increase the window in which stroke patients can seek care.
COVID-19 can infect the inner ear
Researchers say anyone with new on-set hearing loss, tinnitus or vertigo, with exposure to COVID-19, should be tested and monitored.
Pervasive and understudied: The plight of the prostate
Stanford Medicine urologist discusses the future of research regarding prostate enlargement and how he plans to investigate the condition.
Bill, supported by Stanford doctor, guards against hepatitis
A Stanford Medicine doctor helped write and support legislation to enable free hepatitis B and C screenings for those who request it.
Tracking the progression of liver disease in a dish
Stanford Medicine researchers are creating models of livers in a dish -- organoids -- to better understand liver disease.
Universal hepatitis B screenings can save lives and cut costs, study says
Stanford researchers find that screening all adults in the United States one time for hepatitis B could save money and lives.
Disease detective tells stories of mystery diseases in new book
Euan Ashley, professor of medicine and genetics, tells the stories of his patients with rare or mystery diseases through his new book, The Genome Odyssey.
I wrote a book about a scientist’s journey to save his desperately ill son
Stanford Medicine science writer Tracie White shares the origins of her new book that explores ME/CFS, family bonds, science, suffering, and much more.