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Exposure to 'third-hand smoke' — that is, the chemicals left behind on household surfaces after smoke has dissipated — increases the severity of asthma symptoms in mice. Stanford researchers are working to learn how this happens, and whether it might be possible to protect people with asthma from this exposure.

Exposure to 'third-hand smoke' — that is, the chemicals left behind on household surfaces after smoke has dissipated — increases the severity of asthma symptoms in mice. Stanford researchers are working to learn how this happens, and whether it might be possible to protect people with asthma from this exposure.

During a podcast, the author of "Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change" talks about the growing worldwide threat of this disease and the urgent need for more research into treatment and prevention.

During a podcast, the author of "Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change" talks about the growing worldwide threat of this disease and the urgent need for more research into treatment and prevention.

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An app-based health training and triaging program spearheaded by Stanford's Ayesha Khan is now in use in India, and has led to the creation of village-based health workers.

An app-based health training and triaging program spearheaded by Stanford's Ayesha Khan is now in use in India, and has led to the creation of village-based health workers.

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Stanford researchers solve a long-standing mystery as to how mutations in a neighboring stretch of DNA can increase the expression of a cancer-associated gene called Myc. The finding highlights a potential new class of targets to block cancer cell growth.

Stanford researchers solve a long-standing mystery as to how mutations in a neighboring stretch of DNA can increase the expression of a cancer-associated gene called Myc. The finding highlights a potential new class of targets to block cancer cell growth.

Stanford researchers set out to test a seminal theory of Parkinson’s disease and several related conditions. What they found is more complex than anyone had imagined.

Stanford researchers set out to test a seminal theory of Parkinson’s disease and several related conditions. What they found is more complex than anyone had imagined.

In this Stars of Stanford Medicine feature, Laleh Gharahbaghian shares her love of ultrasound and reflects on her career and her role models.

In this Stars of Stanford Medicine feature, Laleh Gharahbaghian shares her love of ultrasound and reflects on her career and her role models.

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Ask a child with asthma how easily he or she can breathe, and you won’t get an objective answer. But where Q&A fails, technology can take over, according to a team of Stanford researchers who are developing a way to predict asthma attacks in advance.

Ask a child with asthma how easily he or she can breathe, and you won’t get an objective answer. But where Q&A fails, technology can take over, according to a team of Stanford researchers who are developing a way to predict asthma attacks in advance.

A Stanford chief resident presents a medical mystery to master diagnostician Lawrence Tierney. Will he solve the puzzle?

A Stanford chief resident presents a medical mystery to master diagnostician Lawrence Tierney. Will he solve the puzzle?

Jennifer Schneider, chief medical officer, breaks down her perspective on the intersection of technology and health care in preparation for this year's Big Data in Precision Health conference.

Jennifer Schneider, chief medical officer, breaks down her perspective on the intersection of technology and health care in preparation for this year's Big Data in Precision Health conference.