Reaping stem cells’ full therapeutic benefits requires a detailed understanding of the complex relationships between the cells and their environments -- whether in a lab dish or a patient’s body.
A new radioactive agent developed at Stanford can identify whether a widely used lung cancer drug is likely to be effective.
Stanford anesthesiologist and writer Audrey Shafer reflects on the importance of considering the scientific and ethical issues raised by Frankenstein.
Researchers have identified an immune cell type with an apparently critical role in multiple sclerosis, and a way to block its entry into the brain.
Scientists have used genome editing to pinpoint genes that reveal information about ALS and may even protect against the degeneration of neurons.
In this video, Stanford psychologist David Spiegel discusses how hypnosis reduces pain and could help curb the opioid crisis.
A group of researchers identified adverse and previously unknown drug reactions by sifting through millions of social health forum posts.
Researchers have found a way to turn off a key driver of inflammation in celiac disease, an autoimmune disease that affects millions of Americans.
A promising anti-cancer therapy works great at first, but then loses its punch. A clever workaround may provide high-octane efficacy, without side effects.
Tuberculosis is a major public health problem worldwide, yet most people lack access to quick, reliable testing. Now, chemists have found a solution.
Stanford researcher Hiromitsu Nakauchi explores his dream of growing custom-made, transplantable human organs in large animals, despite funding difficulties.
Should research findings be moved to the clinic as soon as possible or should things move more slowly for patient safety? A med student explores the issues.
Many infectious diseases are marked by cyclical ups and downs. Stanford's David Schneider takes a creative approach to making sense of them.
In a meta-analysis of more than 500 clinical trials, researchers have new conclusions about the efficacy of 21 different antidepressants.
A new study finds that young children’s brains have not yet fully developed the vision circuits they need to understand words and faces.
Stanford Medicine magazine's winter issue explores science that pushes boundaries and also considers ethical questions raised about research.