Doctors are trying to solve the mysteries surrounding the health of famous artists such as Leonardo da Vinci by examining their art.
Immune cells engineered to tattle on suspicious cells in the body
Scientists have modified immune cells, imbuing them with the ability to not only detect, but reveal, the presence of a tumor.
Needle in a haystack: Two days after stroke, a handful of blood cells reveal risk of dementia a year later
A pattern of inflammatory activity in circulating blood cells just two days after a stroke predicts the loss of substantial mental acuity a full year later.
Type 1 diabetes: Developing an early warning system
Type 1 diabetes starts out as a sneak attack by bad-actor antibodies. But scientists at Stanford and UCSF have developed an early-warning system.
Blood test may detect early signs of lung-transplant rejection
A new blood test measures the DNA fragments of lung transplant donors in the blood of recipients, in hopes of preventing organ rejection and saving lives.
Touch-sensor technology seen as a path for improving surgical training
A Stanford surgeon, educator and inventor has worked to advance the science of touch.
New algorithm could accelerate diagnosis of genetic diseases using clinical records
Stanford researchers led by Gill Bejerano have developed an algorithm that can rapidly inform diagnoses using clinical records.
AI, doctors team up to improve, expedite diagnoses
Scientists create algorithms that read X-rays and MRIs in an effort to enhance doctor's diagnoses of certain disease and injury.
More than 100 patients with mystery diseases find answers
A network of doctors that aims to diagnose mystery diseases has named 31 newly identified conditions and diagnosed more than 100 previously unsolved cases.
How researchers are working to render disease obsolete
PHIND scientists discuss how to stop disease in its track, aiming for earlier diagnostics and more precise medical treatments.
Immune cell ratios predict shift to active tuberculosis, Stanford-led study finds
The ratio between a certain types of immune cells is able to predict whether latent TB will shift into an active infection, new research has found.
Tumor cells’ ‘tells’ may allow some cancer patients to dodge unnecessary chemotherapy
Monitoring changes in the levels of circulating bits of tumor DNA may help some lymphoma patients avoid unnecessary chemotherapy, Stanford researchers find.
Osteoporosis risk predicted with genetic test
A genetic test may predict at an early age those likely to develop osteoporosis. Knowing your risk may allow easy interventions to prevent future fractures.
Will you get sick next flu season? It may depend on how many natural killer cells you have
Scientists at Stanford find a biomarker for flu susceptibility, enabling predictions of if someone is going to fall ill to the virus after being exposed.
Blood test for pregnant women predicts premature birth, says Stanford-led research
A Stanford-led research team has developed a simple blood test for pregnant women that shows, with 75-80 percent accuracy, which pregnancies will end in premature birth.
New center aims to predict disease earlier and, when possible, prevent it altogether
Scientists who work with the Stanford Precision Health and Integrated Diagnostics Center set out to find new ways to precisely predict, prevent and diagnose diseases that range from diabetes to mental health.