News articles classified as Medicine

New technology uses ordinary sunlight to disinfect drinking water

A low-cost, recyclable powder can kill thousands of waterborne bacteria per second when exposed to sunlight. Stanford and SLAC scientists say the ultrafast disinfectant could be a revolutionary advance for 2 billion people worldwide without access to safe drinking water.

Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research —

When public hospitals go private, low-income patients lose

As public control of U.S. hospitals declines, a study by SIEPR’s Mark Duggan shows how privatization improves profitability but reduces access for the most vulnerable patients.

Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute —

The rebirth of psychedelic medicine

Researchers at the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute are at the forefront of a seismic shift that’s putting a spotlight on once taboo “party drugs” as a promising new frontier in psychiatric medicine.

Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute —

Medical ‘mixed reality’ applications take center stage at open house event

From teaching the fine art of the spinal tap to gamifying at-home physical therapy for stroke survivors, creative uses of virtual and augmented reality technology in medicine were on display at an open-house held in December at the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute.

Stanford Today —

New year-long sequence examines race in STEM

A new three-quarter sequence of courses provides insights from scholars around the nation on research related to race in the fields of science, technology and medicine, as well as their own lived experiences.

Stanford HAI —

The geographic bias in medical AI tools

Patient data from just three states trains most AI diagnostic tools. Raising questions about the validity of the algorithms for patients in other areas.

Why people didn’t social distance

The Stanford-led study found the most common reasons people did not follow social distancing recommendations were work requirements, mental and physical health concerns and beliefs that other precautions were enough.