Exposure to 'third-hand smoke' — that is, the chemicals left behind on household surfaces after smoke has dissipated — increases the severity of asthma symptoms in mice. Stanford researchers are working to learn how this happens, and whether it might be possible to protect people with asthma from this exposure.
During a podcast, the author of "Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change" talks about the growing worldwide threat of this disease and the urgent need for more research into treatment and prevention.
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.
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?
Stanford Graduate School of Business Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer discusses in his new book, "Dying for a Paycheck," how stress from work is a major health problem.
In this final installment of the "Breaking down diabetes" series, physician-researcher Randall Stafford weighs in on a debate about blood sugar levels that relates to drug prices.
The strange skeletal remains of a fetus discovered in Chile have turned up new insights into the genetics of some bone diseases, according to a new study.
Scientists have used genome editing to pinpoint genes that reveal information about ALS and may even protect against the degeneration of neurons.
Researchers have found a way to turn off a key driver of inflammation in celiac disease, an autoimmune disease that affects millions of Americans.
New research from Stanford Medicine suggests that it may be possible to determine the risk of death from sepsis using a blood test.
A new study suggests that a blood test following exercise may be a good way to differentiate between people who have ME/CFS and people who don't.
A new study led by the late Ben Barres suggests that rogue astrocytes may be involved in memory loss in otherwise healthy older brains.
A Stanford video highlights the impact of music on people with memory disorders.
Loss of taste sensation occurs in about 85 percent of cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. A new Stanford study explored the problem.
A woman with a rare genetic eye disease called neovascular inflammatory vitreoretinopathy, or NIV, shares her story.