Stanford's vision for keeping us well
Stanford palliative-care expert V.J. Periyakoil, MD, says patients should open the conversation about what they want at life’s end.
Stage-2 colon cancer patients whose tumors lack a particular protein are likely to benefit from chemotherapy, according to a new study.
Using big data to predict who will have a genetic form of high cholesterol.
A streamlined, inexpensive, 88-gene test helps doctors identify mutations that cause cardiac anomalies.
Understanding why someone’s kidneys have failed can lead to better outcomes.
A young neurosurgeon with metastatic lung cancer contemplates the fluid nature of time, and how to bid farewell to his infant daughter. "Words," he writes, "have a longevity I do not."
Social and cultural factors as well as new forms of information technology, like smartphones, all have collided with the biology of the adolescent to prevent teens from getting enough rest.
About 10 pints of blood flow through an average adults arteries and veins — delivering oxygen, fighting infection and healing wounds. Despite discoveries about how blood works, there’s no substitute.
Researchers have found that early human embryos known as blastocysts are full of viral proteins. “This was true for every blastocyst we looked at. Early human development clearly proceeds in the presence of viral proteins.”