Stanford neuroscientist Ben Barres devoted his career to studying glial cells, which play a significant, but previously undervalued, role in the brain.
People with food allergies can be gradually desensitized to foods that trigger reactions, clinical trials at Stanford’s Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research have shown.
Student Akhilesh Pathipati shares his observations after traveling the country for residency interviews.
A reflection on the accomplishments of Raymond Hintz, who founded Stanford’s Division Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes.
Doctors and patients can preview brain and spine procedures via virtual reality at the at the Stanford Neurosurgical Simulation and Virtual Reality Center.
Food allergies or restrictions can complicate travel or visits to friends and family. Two Stanford experts share advice here.
Immune cells spot cancer cells by locating proteins called antigens. Now, researchers have developed a new tool that will help them identify those antigens.
By identifying abnormally expressed proteins in the eye, a Stanford-led team matched existing drugs with these proteins to quell patients' symptoms.
To quit smoking, medications and patches may not be enough, a study has found.
Environmental changes are making people sick and urgent action is needed, Paul Auerbach and Jay Lemery write in the new book "Enviromedics."
What do medical students want for Christmas? Second-year student Natasha Abadilla reflects on four gifts that top her wish list.
Kidney stones are more common in warm, wet regions. Stanford urology resident Kai Dallas offers a possible explanation.
Travel complicates a diet and exercise regime. Here, nutrition expert Christopher Gardner and doctor-chef Michelle Hauser offer advice.
The first Women Leaders in Global Health conference brought together more than 400 leaders from 68 countries to discuss how to achieve gender equity.
Just imagine if you could predict and prevent a burst of binge eating or alcohol intake, a heroin injection, a sudden bout of uncontrolled rage or …
Virtual reality is being used at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford to help prepare and calm patients, to educate and to deliver anesthesia.