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Strong association found between vision loss and cognitive decline

In a nationally representative sample of older adults in the United States, Stanford researchers found a strong relationship between visual …

Research

On radiology reports: The elusive “I”

I write daily. That’s the job of a radiologist. To look at a patient’s CT scan or ultrasound or MRI or x-ray, interpret what I see, and write a …

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A tumor donation yields answers for a devastating form of childhood cancer

In October 2013, on her 6th birthday, Jennifer Kranz was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor.“That was the day we found out she likely wouldn’t …

Cancer

Stanford Medicine magazine reports on the future of vision | Scope Blog

As I learned while editing the new issue of <i>Stanford Medicine</i> magazine, many of the strategies being explored by Stanford vision researchers sound …

Medicine

New “genome cloaking” technique blocks private data, just as moon blocks sun during eclipse

Like many others this morning, I was boggled by what I could see of the solar eclipse. (And yes, I did use my eclipse glasses! I hope you did too.) …

Genetics

“We must affect change in overall attitudes about women with power”

As part of a recently launched series on women working in Stanford’s neurosurgery department, I recently spoke with associate professor Marion …

Women's News

Improvements planned for new Stanford emergency department

Toss out a few words to describe emergency rooms visits and you might come up with harried, waiting, scary, frustrating, cramped. Creators of the new …

Emergency Medicine

Keeping patients safe: A Stanford researcher weighs in on medical mistakes

In my work of writing and editing, mistakes often come in the form of misspelled names, incorrect links or confusing sentences. They make me (and …

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Stars of Stanford Medicine: “It’s my duty to give back”

When he left Cameroon several years ago, determined to help make a make a dent in the burden of infectious disease, Christophe Tchakoute thought the …

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Some post-surgery alternatives to opioids can reduce pain, study finds

When I woke up from minor knee surgery a couple of years ago, the nurse asked me if I wanted morphine. I didn’t know there were several non-opioid …

Pain

Long-term, 3-D culture method lets slow-developing brain cells mature in a dish

In a new study in <i>Neuron</i>, Stanford researchers have used a revolutionary 3-D culture technique to nurse a very slowly developing set of brain cells …

Neuroscience

Dispatch from Lebanon: Refugee children need education, as well as health care

I’m writing from Lebanon, which is now home to approximately 2 million Syrians, all of whom are not recognized as refugees. This includes hundreds of …

Mental Health

Genome architecture guides stem cell fate, Stanford researchers find

When the sequence of the human genome was published in 2001 it was hailed as a great achievement. But now we know our genomes are much more (and much …

Biology

Scar stories: Ted Meyer translates illness into art

Artist Ted Meyer told me he doesn’t mind that for decades he lived with a painful, deadly disease. The nationally recognized painter was born with …

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Enzyme crashes on DNA strands could yield insights into cancer

A chromosome is a busy place, with different types of molecular machines traversing the DNA strands and carrying out important business. One job for …

DNA

United States opioid crisis serves as a warning to the world

Writing recently in <i>The Lancet</i><i>,</i> Stanford’s Keith Humphreys, PhD, shines a spotlight on the expanding globalization of the opioid epidemic. He urges …

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Open contest with skeleton videos may help people learn, or relearn, to walk

If you’re a scientist who wants to do something to help kids with cerebral palsy, your first strategy probably isn’t to launch an internet contest …

Engineering

After cancer: Stanford team develops a single test to spot effects of treatment in teenagers

Thanks to better treatments, survival rates for many pediatric cancers have improved dramatically in recent decades. But the chemotherapy that saves …

Cancer

Learning what I don’t know as a scientist

When I was at a party recently, someone who isn’t a scientist asked me what I do. I said that I study how cancer cells take up sugar (my overly …

Research

Abraham Verghese reflects on the importance of listening and the role of technology in medicine

It’s not every day you encounter a storyteller who likes to listen more than talk, but Abraham Verghese, MD, is not your average …

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“What if I never feel healthy again?” A cancer survivor reflects on her future

When I was in high school, I spent a summer working on combined kidney/stem cell transplants. The idea was that patients who needed kidney …

Cancer

Stanford doctor weighs in on marijuana marketing debate

Legal sales of recreational marijuana will start in January, following the passage of Proposition 64 last November. As businesses gear up to hit the …

Cannabis

Women of Stanford Neurosurgery: “There’s always a way to make it work for you”

As part of a recently launched series, I’ve been speaking with female faculty members in our neurosurgery department. Last month, I shared my …

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Summer in the lab, in pictures

Each year, hundreds of high-school students come to campus for a variety of summer camps and programs. Among this year’s visitors were participants …

Education

5 Questions: Kelly Ormond on creating ground rules for human germline editing

A Stanford professor of genetics discusses the thinking behind a formal policy statement endorsing the idea that researchers continue editing genes …

Genetics

Drawing a line for human gene editing: A Stanford researcher weighs in

As it has become easier to delete or alter defective genes in people with genetic diseases, researchers around the world are examining the ethical …

Genetics

Citizen science effort is empowering communities to advance health equity

In rural villages, or big cities, individuals in communities can band together to make healthy changes. That’s the driving belief behind the citizen …

Citizen Science

Stars of Stanford Medicine: In love with the microbiome

After growing up and attending college in the Northeast, Fiona Tamburini headed to sunny California in 2014 to work toward her PhD in genetics. A …

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Dean Lloyd Minor hosts discussion on health care data sharing and leadership

Last Friday, Dean Lloyd Minor, MD, hosted Karen DeSalvo, MD, former acting assistant secretary for health, in a wide-ranging discussion that …

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Socioeconomic status and food: A Stanford researcher observed families to learn more

Priya Fielding-Singh, a PhD candidate in sociology at Stanford, investigates the social determinants of health. She wanted to learn more about the …

Socioeconomics