Medicine

What’s a virus?

A virus called SARS-CoV-2 is responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic currently ravaging the globe. But what is a virus?

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High-risk, high-reward grants awarded to four Stanford researchers

Annelise Barron, Peter Kim, Siddhartha Jaiswal and Keren Haroush will receive grants totaling $10 million to fund their investigations. The awards support risky efforts that could potentially have a big impact in the biomedical sciences.

Low-cost coronavirus testing, surveillance

Vera was designed as an expanded testing platform that’s nationally scalable, rapidly deployable and more affordable than other current options.

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Calculating the health benefits of Medicaid expansion

A controversial arm of the Affordable Care Act reduced strokes, heart disease, and other ailments among older, low-income patients, a new study finds.

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Classroom learning with safety in mind: A pediatrician’s thoughts

Stanford Medicine pediatrician Jason Wang reviewed the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for schools choosing to reopen, analyzing the academy's recommendations to provide a realistic view of the costs involved in sending children back to school safely.