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Joint discovery

A study of joint pain has opened up a new route to treatments that could stop the inexorable advance of osteoarthritis, which affects 30 percent of people over age 60. MORE . . .

Anthrax variations

Stanford researchers have discovered that people vary widely in their sensitivity to the anthrax toxin, which could explain why some weather infection by the deadly bacterium Bacillus anthracis with no symptoms. MORE . . .

Log on

Think of it as Facebook for Stanford's medical minds. The School of Medicine now has a social network of its own.
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Women feel more pain?

Women report more intense pain than men in virtually every disease category, according to Stanford investigators who mined a huge collection of electronic medical records 160,000 pain scores reported for more than 72,000 adult patients. MORE . . .

Computing cancer

Since 1928, the way breast cancer characteristics are evaluated and categorized has remained largely unchanged. It is done by hand, under a microscope. Pathologists examine the tumors and score them according to a scale first developed eight decades ago. MORE . . .

Historic trial halted

“Spending persian new year with family. I can’t complain. I’m alive, relatively healthy, and loved :),” tweets 23-year-old Katie Sharify in March, four months after she became the fifth and final participant in a study of an embryonic-stem-cell-derived treatment for severe spinal cord injury. MORE . . .

Blowing smoke

Tobacco companies conducted a decades-long campaign to manipulate throat doctors into calming the public’s concerns that smoking harmed health, according to a new study by Stanford researchers.
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Twins separated

Ginady Sabuco has to run to keep up with her twin toddlers, Angelina and Angelica, who are racing around a San Jose, Calif., park in opposite directions.
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Letter from the dean

Psychiatry and the brain


True reflection


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