In the first years of the 21st century, a seismic shift has occurred in public perceptions of vaccines.
Certain small stretches of seemingly useless DNA harbor a big secret, say researchers at the School of Medicine. Though laboratory animals live happily even if researchers snip the sequences out, they must be important. MORE . . .
Marauding molecules cause the tissue damage that underlies heart attacks, sunburn, Alzheimerís and hangovers. But scientists at the School of Medicine say they may have found ways to combat the carnage after discovering an important cog in the bodyís molecular detoxification machinery. MORE . . .
A wide array of Stanford outpatient clinics, from orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine, to pain management and sleep medicine, are now accessible through one main door. The Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center, which opened Feb. 17 in Redwood City, is the new home of many specialized services. MORE . . .
The School of Medicine no longer accepts support from pharmaceutical or device companies for specific programs in continuing medical education. The policy, which took effect Sept. 1, 2008, builds on a 2006 policy that banned gifts, including free meals, and industry marketing at the medical center. MORE . . .
The School of Medicine broke ground Oct. 27, 2008, for the Lorry I. Lokey Stem Cell Research Building, which will be the nationís largest stem cell research facility. MORE . . .
By hoisting mannequins onto gurneys and sending them into patient rooms, Stanford is taking simulation in a new direction. MORE . . .
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