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  • Cryogenic electron microscopy facility opens

    The new facility, led by two School of Medicine researchers, provides advanced tools for exploring tiny biological machines, from viral particles to the interior of the cell.


  • Henrietta Lacks family members speak

    Grandchildren of Henrietta Lacks, whose tissue sample became the source of the first immortalized cell line, spoke at an event featuring Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.


  • Improving cancer care in Nigeria

    Stanford physicians are engaged in an ongoing and wide-ranging collaboration with the country’s ministry of health and doctors at major university-affiliated hospitals to improve several areas of cancer care.


  • Working to restore sight

    Millions of people are slowly losing their vision to diseases of the retina, such as age-related macular degeneration. Now, a device more than a decade in the making may help some of them see again.


  • Lung cancer patient back from the brink

    Eight years after being diagnosed with stage-4 lung cancer, whose treatment led to other health complications, Ginger Powell is cancer-free. “Being cared for at Stanford gives me so much hope,” she said.


  • Now seizure-free, Gracin gets her words back

    A robotic assistant helped doctors detect seizures deep in Gracin Hahne’s brain without having to open her skull or even shave her head.


  • Tracking cancer growth

    Cancer research that once involved years of painstaking work can now happen in months with a novel technique for studying cancer-related genes. The results reveal how combinations of mutations influence tumor growth.


  • Complex nature of concussions

    Concussion is a major public health problem, but not much is known about the impacts that cause concussion or how to prevent them. A new study suggests that the problem is more complicated than previously thought.


  • Tough transplant cases? Hospital up to the task

    Dane Conrads, now almost 4, was “desperately ill” when he received his liver transplant in 2014. Last year, he also benefited from one of the most complicated kidney transplants ever performed at Packard Children’s Hospital.


  • Integrated strategic plan unveiled at town hall

    More than 400 faculty, staff and students assembled March 23 to hear Stanford Medicine leaders lay out the principles of an integrated strategic plan aimed at aligning the goals and priorities of the medical school and hospitals.



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