News articles classified as 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.

Stanford Medicine —

Using ultrasound to release drug

Stanford researchers used focused ultrasound to pry molecules of an anesthetic loose from nanoparticles. The drug’s release modified activity in brain regions targeted by the ultrasound beam.

Stanford Medicine —

Common skin cancer can signal increased risk of other cancers

Frequent skin cancers due to mutations in genes responsible for repairing DNA are linked to a threefold risk of unrelated cancers, according to a Stanford study. The finding could help identify people for more vigilant screening.

Stanford Medicine —

Rat-grown mouse pancreases help reverse diabetes in mice

Growing organs from one species in the body of another may one day relieve transplant shortages. Now Stanford researchers show that islets from rat-grown mouse pancreases can reverse disease when transplanted into diabetic mice.