Stanford researchers solve a long-standing mystery as to how mutations in a neighboring stretch of DNA can increase the expression of a cancer-associated gene called Myc. The finding highlights a potential new class of targets to block cancer cell growth.
Stanford researchers set out to test a seminal theory of Parkinson’s disease and several related conditions. What they found is more complex than anyone had imagined.
Vasopressin levels are low in the cerebrospinal fluid of less-social rhesus monkeys and in people with autism, the study found. The discovery suggests that it may be possible to design a lab test to identify autism in kids.
Ask a child with asthma how easily he or she can breathe, and you won’t get an objective answer. But where Q&A fails, technology can take over, according to a team of Stanford researchers who are developing a way to predict asthma attacks in advance.
A Stanford chief resident presents a medical mystery to master diagnostician Lawrence Tierney. Will he solve the puzzle?
In a JAMA opinion piece, Gary Peltz and Tom Sudhof argue for policymakers and health leaders to combat opioid addictions early.
An upcoming Stanford conference will focus on bridging cultural and generational divides to better address youth mental health needs.
Stanford psychiatry resident Nathaniel Morris describes what it’s like to treat patients in the hospital after an attempted suicide.
Stanford Medicine doctors have partnered with colleagues in Nigeria to improve cancer care with the goal of reducing inequities.
Childhood obesity and depression appear linked in the brains of children and teens with both conditions, according to new Stanford research.
Stanford psychiatry professor for gives advice on how to cope with the new normal of school lockdown and active-shooter drills.
In this video, Stanford Medicine heart surgeon Joseph Woo discusses his award-winning research that examined the pros of cons of mechanical versus biological valve replacements.
Scientists have made an important step forward in treating a deadly childhood brain tumor, using T cells engineered to target a surface sugar found on the cancer cells.
A Childx panel discussion addressed multiple aspects of the childhood obesity epidemic and discussed solutions ranging from health interventions to community development.
With the newly-established Center for Precision Mental Health and Wellness at Stanford, Leanne Williams plans to deepen and broaden her research connecting brain function and mental health and bring those discoveries to patients.
After his daughter died of a drug overdose, George Ting established the Esther Ting Memorial Professorship in Addiction Medicine at Stanford.