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Cases of patients who recovered from trauma after dreaming under surgical anesthesia spur Stanford Medicine researchers to investigate dreaming as therapy.

Cases of patients who recovered from trauma after dreaming under surgical anesthesia spur Stanford Medicine researchers to investigate dreaming as therapy.

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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.

A new test can detect the biological signature of Parkinson’s disease before symptoms arise. A Stanford Medicine neurologist explains why early diagnosis opens the door to better therapies.

A new test can detect the biological signature of Parkinson’s disease before symptoms arise. A Stanford Medicine neurologist explains why early diagnosis opens the door to better therapies.

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Often misunderstood and undertreated, bipolar disorder has received close attention from Stanford Medicine clinicians and researchers for more than 30 years.

Often misunderstood and undertreated, bipolar disorder has received close attention from Stanford Medicine clinicians and researchers for more than 30 years.

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Researchers who study long COVID say its debilitating symptoms are often misdiagnosed by clinicians and dismissed by employers or loved ones because so little is known about the new syndrome.

Researchers who study long COVID say its debilitating symptoms are often misdiagnosed by clinicians and dismissed by employers or loved ones because so little is known about the new syndrome.

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.

Graduating medical students go through an unusual springtime ritual known as Match Day to find out where they’ll continue their training. Here’s everything you wanted to know about the big day.

Graduating medical students go through an unusual springtime ritual known as Match Day to find out where they’ll continue their training. Here’s everything you wanted to know about the big day.

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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.

A Q&A with a Stanford neuroscientist on dementia, healthy aging and memory loss — and how we can protect our brains in later life.

A Q&A with a Stanford neuroscientist on dementia, healthy aging and memory loss — and how we can protect our brains in later life.

Over the past decade, Stanford Medicine student Lillie Reed has dedicated her life and academic career to preventing violence and helping victims heal from the resulting trauma.  

Over the past decade, Stanford Medicine student Lillie Reed has dedicated her life and academic career to preventing violence and helping victims heal from the resulting trauma.  

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She was a first-year PA student at Stanford Medicine when an MRI scan revealed that Melanie Shojinaga had a brain tumor.

She was a first-year PA student at Stanford Medicine when an MRI scan revealed that Melanie Shojinaga had a brain tumor.

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. 

For Christopher Lopez, currently a third-year medical student, the Stanford Medicine campus is more than just where he’s pursuing his MD-PhD degree -- it sits on the ancestral land of the Ohlone people.

For Christopher Lopez, currently a third-year medical student, the Stanford Medicine campus is more than just where he’s pursuing his MD-PhD degree -- it sits on the ancestral land of the Ohlone people.

Carlie Arbaugh is dedicated to both surgery and cooking because they demand meticulous attention to detail and the ability to think on your feet.

Carlie Arbaugh is dedicated to both surgery and cooking because they demand meticulous attention to detail and the ability to think on your feet.