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Using human embryonic stem cells to study nicotine's effect in development shows defects in cellular communication and longevity, say Stanford scientists.

Using human embryonic stem cells to study nicotine's effect in development shows defects in cellular communication and longevity, say Stanford scientists.

Alvin Roth, a Nobel laureate and Stanford faculty member, explains how the economic concept of repugnant markets applies to heroin in the United States.

Alvin Roth, a Nobel laureate and Stanford faculty member, explains how the economic concept of repugnant markets applies to heroin in the United States.

Small trial conducted by Stanford researchers links activity in the brain's reward processing system with drug relapse in patient cohort.

Small trial conducted by Stanford researchers links activity in the brain's reward processing system with drug relapse in patient cohort.

In this commentary, Stanford tobacco expert Robert Jackler adds context to the recent decision by JUUL to stop direct social media in the U.S.

In this commentary, Stanford tobacco expert Robert Jackler adds context to the recent decision by JUUL to stop direct social media in the U.S.

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During a talk at Stanford, journalist and author Barry Meier discussed his nearly two-decade long investigation into OxyContin and Purdue Pharma.

During a talk at Stanford, journalist and author Barry Meier discussed his nearly two-decade long investigation into OxyContin and Purdue Pharma.

A team of economists have examined the importance of location and opioid prevalence to help tease out the relative importance of supply in the epidemic.

A team of economists have examined the importance of location and opioid prevalence to help tease out the relative importance of supply in the epidemic.

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New Stanford research shows alarming trends in teens' use of a popular vaping device, suggesting they need better education about its addictive potential.

New Stanford research shows alarming trends in teens' use of a popular vaping device, suggesting they need better education about its addictive potential.

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Following surgery, the risk of overdose from opioids is highest during the first month. Taking both short- and long-acting opioids also boosts the risk.

Following surgery, the risk of overdose from opioids is highest during the first month. Taking both short- and long-acting opioids also boosts the risk.

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Even substantial efforts in reducing opioid addiction, preventing overdoses and providing addiction treatment won't curb the crisis any time soon.

Even substantial efforts in reducing opioid addiction, preventing overdoses and providing addiction treatment won't curb the crisis any time soon.

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