A look at how viruses — including coronavirus — enter cells, use their molecular machinery to copy themselves and escape. And how to stop them.
Even if chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine don't end up being the best treatment for COVID-19, observing how they work in a dish can teach scientists a lot.
Stanford bioengineer Manu Prakash and his team have transformed full-face snorkel masks into reusable personal protective equipment for health care workers.
Stanford medical student Natalia Birgisson offers suggestions of books that doctors-to-be should be reading.
In this fourth post in the Understanding AFib series, physician Randall Stafford explains different drugs that are used to slow down the heart.
Scientists found a sneaky way to stop cold viruses from replicating in mammalian cells by disabling a protein not in the virus but in the cells they infect.
Stanford Medicine film buffs recommend documentaries, feature films and short videos that offer compelling looks at the medical world.
Just before the holidays, my husband whisked me off to urgent care because I received some nasty dog bites on both my hands. The incident …
In the third post in A Skeptical Look at Popular Diets, clinician-researcher Randall Stafford points out the pros and cons of a vegetarian diet.
The Freedom House Ambulance Service helped establish the national training model for EMS programs, but abruptly shut down in 1975.
I have close friends who get debilitating migraines so I knew a bit about auras, which are sensory disturbances that often precede migraine headaches. But experiencing …
A webinar examined attributes and qualities that led to the successes of women leaders responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this piece in a series on high blood pressure, Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, tackles the problems caused by the side effects of medications.
Stanford sleep expert Rafael Pelayo discusses the human need for sleep and offers insights for achieving a restful slumber.
Part of my graduate school orientation took place in California's White Mountains. I'll never forget the ancient bristlecone pines, stunning views, or how sick and …
Nine years ago, former Stanford oncologist Ellie Guardino, MD, PhD, was putting on a gown to prepare for an event when she reached back to …