Researchers have assumed that "synonymous" mutations don't matter. Now it looks like they're among the most important for creating species diversity.
Abdominal aortic aneurysms may be caused by the overexpression of a "don't eat me" protein that blocks the disposal of dead and dying cells.
Douglas Lowy, deputy director of the National Cancer Institute, recently spoke at Stanford Medicine.
Several severely depressed patients were helped by a new, experimental form of transcranial magnetic stimulation developed by Stanford Medicine researchers.
During a stop at Stanford, Renee Fleming shared her thoughts on the intersection of music and medicine.
Theirs was a rare partnership, a poignant love story of recovery and renewal. The "dream team" lasted 25 years. And then it was time to say goodbye.
A look at the lab and work of Brian Kobilka, who won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
A new study led by the late Ben Barres suggests that rogue astrocytes may be involved in memory loss in otherwise healthy older brains.
Stanford orthopedic surgeon Eugene Roh is serving as a Team USA physician during the Winter Olympics in South Korea.
Stanford's Mary Leonard has devoted her research career to understanding how chronic diseases weaken children's bones, and what we can do about it.
Stanford Medicine's blog Scope unveiled a new design this week.
What do medical students want for Christmas? Second-year student Natasha Abadilla reflects on four gifts that top her wish list.
In the operating room, cardiac surgeon Joseph Woo, MD, is poised to begin a challenging operation on a man whose aorta and aortic valve have …
In 1995, California became the first state in the country to enact laws protecting people from exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke in public spaces. Those …
In this fifth, final post in a series on high blood pressure, Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, explains target blood pressure guidelines.
In this piece in a series on high blood pressure, Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, tackles the problems caused by the side effects of medications.