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‘Black boxes’ in Stanford Hospital operating rooms aid training and safety

A high-tech monitoring system inspired by the aviation industry is being tested in some surgery rooms at Stanford Hospital to see how well they improve safety and efficiency.

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Saul Rosenberg, pioneer in cancer care, dies at 95

Rosenberg, who taught at Stanford Medicine for more than 50 years, revolutionized treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma by combining radiation and chemotherapy.

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Test predicts which COVID-19 patients will grow worse

A one-time test could predict which people hospitalized with COVID-19 are likely to worsen significantly, even if they were admitted with relatively mild symptoms, according to a Stanford Medicine study.

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SARS-CoV-2 infects fat tissue, creates inflammatory storm cloud

Fat tissue’s susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 infection – and the “inflammatory storm cloud” that follows – could explain why obesity is a risk factor for COVID-19, say Stanford Medicine researchers.

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Do synchronized brains predict happy marriages?

Researchers seeking a way to predict marital happiness found that couples who reported higher satisfaction in their relationship had greater neural synchronization while watching marriage-related scenes in movies.

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Emmanuel Mignot wins Breakthrough Prize

The Stanford Medicine sleep researcher discovered the cause of narcolepsy, paving the way for new sleep disorder therapies.

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Physicians experience more imposter syndrome

Physicians are more likely to experience imposter syndrome compared to other U.S. workers, according to a new study led by Stanford Medicine researchers.

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Training physicians and algorithms in dermatology diversity

Researchers are addressing bias in algorithms that detect dermatology diseases by adding more diverse skin tone images to data sets.

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Stanford pathology professor Howard Sussman dies at 87

Howard Sussman played a pivotal role in consolidating and automating Stanford Medicine’s clinical pathology laboratory, implementing an information system used for decades.

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Volunteer telehealth program delivers free health care to Ukrainians

In the days immediately following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Annalicia Pickering, MD, a pediatric hospitalist with Stanford Medicine; Solomiia Savchuk, a student at the Stanford School of Medicine; and Zoe von Gerlach, a Stanford engineering graduate student, set a bold intention: Find a way to provide meaningful medical support to people in Ukraine. Just months later, the confluence of their efforts has led to the launch of a telehealth program, called Telehelp Ukraine.

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