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What drove Las Vegas shooter to kill? We don't know, and it drives us crazy

We need to know.<p>Close to two weeks after 64-year-old Stephen Paddock rained down bullets on attendees of a country music festival in Las Vegas, killing 58 and injuring nearly 500 others, investigators are no closer to understanding the gunman’s motives.<p>For a nation riveted by the deadliest mass …

Stephen Paddock

Women leadership in global health benefits everyone, conference goers are reminded

Just six weeks ago, Jim Yong Kim, MD, president of the World Bank, tweeted out a photo of top leaders of the World Health Organization – a group of …

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NICU graduates celebrate health during annual reunion at Stanford

Both my daughters spent the first few days of their lives in the NICU. Watching the teeny-tiny love of your life hooked up to countless chirping …

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How a NIH re-entry grant helped this researcher return to the lab

How did a National Institutes of Health grant help a Stanford bioengineer get back into research after a break? In a recent story in <i>Inside Stanford</i> …

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Measuring patient experience in two words

How much can you convey in just two words?Quite a bit, according to new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Researchers there …

Health Care

Too high: Older drugs work well for hypertension, new medications show little innovation

Doctors can choose from more than 200 medications to treat hypertension, a primary risk factor for stroke and heart attack. But only a few, mostly …

Diabetes

What life is like now for formerly conjoined twin sisters after separation surgery

Like many toddlers, Eva and Erika Sandoval spent their third birthday party playing with friends and family, laughing and eating cake -- a Princess …

Pregnancy

Stars of Stanford Medicine: Driven to understand prostate cancer

<i></i>Tanya Stoyanova, PhD, moved to the United States from her home country of Bulgaria to study genetics and cancer biology. Now an assistant professor …

Cancer

Power in numbers: Researchers collaborate to study tissue-specific gene expression

One of the thorniest issues of biology — learning how differences in DNA sequences among individuals affect how genes are expressed in their bodies’ …

Genetics

Blood, sweat and tears: How Stanford built a rare disease biorepository in a few days

It can take <i>years</i> for a researcher studying a rare disease to collect enough patient data to begin the analysis phase of a study.But in late July, the …

Medicine

First Women Leaders in Global Health conference comes to Stanford

This Thursday, hundreds of women from around the world will gather here for the inaugural Women Leaders in Global Health conference, designed to …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

I’m not suicidal… But we should talk

My sister did something brave two years ago when she started getting national interviews about her bestselling energy beverage: She talked about her …

Mental Health

Planning underway for Stanford Medicine’s future

What will the future hold for Stanford Medicine? That question, and the related — how do we get there? — are at the heart of the in-progress effort …

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A cancer pathway identified, suggesting targets for future therapies

A protein known as p53 helps suppress tumors. But unscrambling just how it does that — or even just one of the ways it does that — is no easy task.“… …

Cancer

Young patient with spinal disorder benefits from magnet technology

Last week our friends over at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford told the happy story of a little girl who, thanks to new technology, may be …

Medicine

Talking wearables and DNA sequencing with Stanford cardiologist Euan Ashley

A man was quietly sitting and watching TV one day when, in his doctor’s words, he started to feel a bit funny. He glanced down at his fitness monitor …

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How parrot feathers might speed up basic chemistry and medical research

If you have ever wondered why some parrots are green and others are blue, science now has an answer for you – and, the researchers behind the results …

Biology

New label will allow physicians to pinpoint location of bacterial infections

Doctors desperately need new tools to combat bacterial infections — battling bacteria that have developed resistance to existing antibiotics is …

Medicine

Pause before hospitalizing the elderly, Stanford researchers say

Putting patients with dementia into the hospital, unless absolutely necessary, can do more harm than good, according to an editorial recently …

Dementia

Guess what? Flu vaccines don’t cause the flu

Believe it or not, the 2017–2018 flu season is around the corner. And Stanford Children’s Health experts are sending a reminder that the best way to …

Public Health

Want to change a behavior? Realize that others are changing, Stanford research suggests

Last year, Joe regularly ate meat. Bacon, burgers and wings were among his favorite foods. But this year, he’s into kale, carrots and lentils. What …

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Rethinking life's journey

by Chris KenrickA Stanford University program that brings older adults to campus for a year of study and reflection is a test case for shaking up …

Following a cancer diagnosis, finding the strength to just keep running

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (and of Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, which was in September), we’ll be publishing a series of videos …

Cancer

Ways to boost blood iron levels while eating a vegan or vegetarian diet

If you eat a vegan or vegetarian diet, or if you’re just aiming to keep your iron levels up, you probably know some of the many vegetables, fruits …

Healthy Eating

Prizes Bigger than the Nobel

The Nobel Prize may garner the most attention, but there are other biomedical awards at least as lucrative.

Genetics

Too high: Despite drugs, blood pressure rates continue to soar in the United States

Opioid pain relievers have captured the nation’s attention because so many people have overdosed, which is exceptionally tragic. But I’m most …

Diabetes

You have five minutes to teach a medical technique. Go!

Imagine you’re a physician with just five minutes to spare, in an otherwise packed day of rounds and patient care. How would you spend it? You could …

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Why don’t more breast cancer patients receive genetic testing or genetic counseling?

If your life were on the line, you’d want access to every bit of information that could help improve your outcome. So why are many breast cancer …

Cancer

Seven time management tips for happier (and healthier) days

For many of us, our to-do lists feel as long as the novel <i>War and Peace</i> and more like a war than peace. (And feeling stressed about everything on our …

Time Management

We’ve finally seen how the sleeping brain stores memories

AT LAST, we’ve seen how the brain memories when we sleep. By scanning slumbering people, researchers have watched how the “trace” of a memory moves …

The Brain