Balancing act

The immune system

Brain attack

An explanation for a mental illness that strikes out of the blue

The swashbuckler

How Mark Davis explained one of our immune system’s greatest mysteries



Upfront is a quick look at the latest developments from Stanford Medicine

Let's focus on humans

In 2008, Stanford immunologist Mark Davis, frustrated that virtually none of the advances in basic immunology had been incorporated into standard medical practice, wrote a polemic against the reigning mouse model.

In Brief

Pain drain

The brain mechanism behind chronic pain’s sapping of motivation