Cheetahs with stripes? Tabby cats with blotches? Researchers in the laboratory of Stanford geneticist Greg Barsh, MD, PhD, have pinpointed the cause of the unique …
Flashing light at night could help beat jet lag, Stanford study says
The body will eventually adjust to jet lag, it’s just that it takes time — about an hour a day to be precise. And anyone …
Treatment options for urinary tract infections | Understanding UTIs, Part 5
The fifth post in the Understanding UTI series outlines the different types of medications for UTIs, including antibiotics and drugs for pain relief.
Formerly conjoined twins separated at Packard Children’s are doing well
A pair of formerly conjoined twin sisters who were separated at Packard Children's three years ago are now happy, healthy and doing well in kindergarten.
Brain trauma is not the same in women and men
Stanford Medicine researchers are exploring how men and women's brains differ after traumatic head injury.
Teens vulnerable to social-media promotion of vaping
Social media posts promoting e-cigarettes appear able to make teens more willing to vape, new Stanford research has shown.
Stanford study: Not all dog bites should be treated with antibiotics
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 …
Even athletes may have high blood pressure, possibly
A third of young athletes register high blood pressure, raising questions about their health — or about the new U.S. hypertension guidelines.
Cancer-detecting wearable may offer better way to monitor tumors
Researchers from Stanford have developed a wearable sensor to monitor the size of tumors, which could assist new cancer drug evaluations.
“We know very little about the brain”: Experts outline challenges in neuroscience
The greatest challenge in the field of neuroscience, according to two experts, is that we still don't understand the basics. Around forty students, scientists, and community …
An ancient virus might have made our hearts bigger
A Stanford-led study finds that remnants of an ancient viral infection may be the reason humans and other primates evolved to have larger hearts and bodies.
Scientists talk aging, mental health and diet at Health Matters
Scientists and doctors discuss aging, healthy diets and new treatments for mental health at this year's Health Matters event.
When it comes to health care, will AI be helpful or harmful?
Stanford Medicine researcher Jonathan Chen discusses the promise and danger of using AI, such as ChatGPT, in medicine.
Ask Me Anything: Answers about Daylight Saving Time and sleep
Stanford sleep scientist weighs in on all things sleep, including why we dream, how to get better sleep, and daylight saving time.
Reproductive choices facing women with disabilities require careful consideration
Reproductive decisions for women with disabilities should be based on each individual's abilities and desires, Stanford gynecologist Paula Hillard writes.
Abraham Verghese's Cutting for Stone: Two years as a New York Times best seller
The first page was startling. A Catholic nun dies giving birth to conjoined twins. And so begins the epic journey of Abraham Verghese's sweeping novel, …