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Old blood can be made young again and it might fight ageing

BLOOD from the young seems to have healing powers, but how can we harness them without relying on donors? The discovery of a protein that keeps blood …

Longevity

Best evidence yet that hypnotised people aren’t faking it

It’s hard to tell whether hypnotism is real. Now researchers have used a trick of the mind to show that hypnotised people’s actions really do feel …

Psychology

Stanford Medicine’s Match Day, In Pictures | Scope Blog

There was a lot of excitement at the medical school campus last Friday, when 70 students found out which residency program they “matched” with. …

Stanford University

How Campaign For Stanford Medicine Dollars Are Helping Transform Cancer Care | Scope Blog

The Transforming Cancer Care initiative at Stanford Medicine was created to re-imagine the delivery of cancer care and shape the future of cancer …

Cancer

Stanford Pain Expert Has Advice For Pharmacists On How To Curtail The Opioid Crisis | Scope Blog

The country’s pharmacists could potentially play a powerful role in reducing opioid addiction and drug-overdose deaths, which have grown dramatically …

Stanford University

Stanford’s New Freshman Class Is for Successful Retirees - Bloomberg

As senior vice president for HP Inc.’s laser-jet business unit, Pradeep Jotwani put in 70-hour workweeks and traveled tens of thousands of miles each …

Education

Guys: It’s now possible to test your sperm via smartphone

When a man suspects his sperm isn't hitting home runs, the only way he can be certain is to go to a lab to get tested.<p>You know the scene as a Hollywood gag: a man walks into a closet-sized room with a stack of X-rated magazines and delivers a sample to a lab tech, but not before doing or saying …

Sperm

Reflecting On The Importance Of Planned Parenthood

As Congress considers the GOP’s American Health Care Act, there are likely many people out there who don’t know that the proposed legislation calls …

Women's Rights

Why This Couple Advocates For Basic Science Research

Getting a research project funded is no small feat, but for basic science projects that are curiosity-driven, securing financial support can be …

Science

Bringing Innovative Education To Emergency Medicine: A Q&A With A Doctor/filmmaker

What do immersive simulations, filmmaking and emergency medicine have in common? One answer is Henry Curtis, MD, a Stanford clinical instructor in …

Filmmaking

Dean Lloyd Minor To Young Doctors: Never Forget Why You Went Into Medicine

Last week, as nervous fourth-year med students were about to learn where they’ll be heading for residency, Lloyd Minor, MD, offered some nice words …

Stanford University

Suspected link between ALS and head trauma suffered in football

One day after former 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark announced he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — and suspects football as the cause — …

NFL

A Day In The Life Of A Med Student On An Inpatient Rotation

Have you ever wondered exactly what it means when a medical student is “on rotations”? We always claim that we’re busy, but just what is it that we …

Medical School

The Bias Hunters: Study Explores Where Science Goes Wrong

It’s hard for even the most rigorous of scientists to argue with an elegant experimental design and a pretty result. But all too often, researchers …

Science

Gunshot Injuries Slam Hefty Price Tag On Initial Hospitalizations

Gun violence in the U.S. – intentional or otherwise – poses tremendous costs to our society.<p>Some of the greatest expenses are indirect and estimated …

Health Care

Genomic Screening May Help Predict Breast Cancer Survival

Breast cancer patients are often faced with a difficult decision at the end of their primary treatment: Should they get systemic adjuvant therapy, …

Cancer

Stanford’s Big Health Care Idea

Health Care

After Cancer, Mourning The Loss Of One’s Hair

My hair used to be a safety blanket for me. Sometimes I’d gain five pounds or break out or wear a regrettable outfit, but my fabulous hair usually …

Cancer

Shooting The Beautiful Body: A Conversation With Photo Journalist Max Aguilera-Hellweg

Photographer Max Aguilera-Hellweg, MD, shoots the most gorgeous photos of the human body. His pictures often capture moments when the body is at its …

Photography

A closer look at technology that enables people to type via brain control

Last month we wrote about a brain-computer interface that allows fast, accurate typing by people with paralysis. It’s exciting work, and — as part of …

Stanford University

Cutting Medicaid Hurts All Kids, Rich And Poor

Health care for children is different from care for adults. Treating kids requires doctors who are experienced with their unique needs, and — …

Health Care

At Match Day, 70 Doctors-to-be Embark Upon “a Tremendously Exciting Period”

Friday was a big day in the life of 70 soon-to-be graduating Stanford medical students, who found out where they’ll be heading for residency. My …

Stanford University

Moderate exercise may benefit patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Moderate exercise may not only be safe for patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the heart disease most commonly associated with sudden death in …

Exercise

Cholesterol-Slashing Drug Can Protect High-Risk Heart Patients, Study Finds

The first rigorous test of an expensive new drug that radically lowers cholesterol levels found that it significantly reduced the chance that a high-risk patient would have a heart attack or stroke. These were men and women who had exhausted all other options.<p>The results of the study, which cost …

Medicine

Match Day 2017: What Will The Envelope Reveal?

Today, at 9 a.m. Pacific time, around 18,000 medical students across the U.S. will find out the direction of the next two to five years of their …

Stanford University

Health Journalists Focus Heavily On Initial, Positive Studies That May Be Refuted, Says Study

Will people read about null research findings? And are such findings news? These are critical questions facing health reporters, because news …

Medicine

Doctor Times Two: A Glimpse At A Dual-physician Marriage

Take the busyness that any two professionals in a couple might have and layer on critical illnesses, emergency surgeries, grant applications, and two …

Special Delivery: Letters Of Support To Syrian Refugees

In the video above, Raneem, a Syrian refugee living in Jordan, is shown reading aloud a letter of support from a researcher at Stanford Medicine. The …

Refugees

Typing sentences by simply thinking is possible with new technology

Watch Video | Listen to the Audio<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b> For decades, researchers have worked to create a better and more direct connection between a human …

The Brain

How to apply business to medicine

Just after I started at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, I wrote an article on why I’m doing an MD/MBA. I argued that business school can help …

Health Care