Recent Stanford research on the importance of a particular gene in aging can be traced to a casual conversation between roommates.
One night Jim Spudich knocked off a few chapters of a murder mystery before falling asleep, to awaken with a vision that would solve a medical mystery.
Stanford Medicine's Discovery Innovation Awards provide funding for faculty members pursuing basic science that is "high-risk, high-reward."
Pediatricians can improve the risk-benefit profile of many common interventions by scaling back what they do, according to a new review article.
Is there a doctor in the house? Stanford study finds having a medical professional in your family is good for your health.
Intestinal tissue can be cultured in the form of little hollow "gutballs." To make them more useful, scientists figured out how to turn them inside out.
Orthopaedic surgeon Constance Chu has spent her career seeking ways to prevent osteoarthritis from developing after a knee injury.
Withdrawing or withholding invasive medical treatments to keep very ill patients in the ICU comfortable and communicative may not hasten their death.
Female scientists could be losing ground as a result of research funding review methods that favor men, two Stanford researchers say.
Less than 5 percent of interventional cardiologists are women. A study has found that changing hours, male-dominant culture and radiation are deterrents.
Stanford scientists have dug up a defect at the heart of rheumatoid arthritis: a faulty "anchor" that should be tethering a key molecule to the spot inside immune cells where it has to be in order to do its job. It seems this defect can be reversed with a not yet commercially available small-molecule drug.
More than 50,000 pregnant women per year experience life-threatening complications of pregnancy and childbirth, but no one understands why.
Nutrition experts debate the reliability of nutrition studies, their typical flaws and how researchers can perform better studies moving forward.
Researchers have discovered a protein signal that promotes the growth of collateral arteries, which can provide backup if major arteries are blocked.
New Stanford research has identified an enzyme that plays a critical role in uterine contractions as well as in other muscle tissues.
A new analysis found that the National Institutes of Health is funding more conservative research projects, which does not promote great new discoveries, the authors argue.