Seeing clearly


Pushing the boundaries of biology and technology to help people see


Carla Shatz, her breakthrough discovery in vision and the developing brain

The fearful eye video

Andrew Huberman on using virtual reality to overcome your fears


How video goggles and a tiny implant could cure blindness

Eye spy

Looking inside the eye with technology once turned to the sky



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

Memory aid

A protein from human umbilical cord blood appears to improve memory in older mice, suggesting a path for developing a drug to improve mental ability.

Faster healing

A priming protein allows mice to recover faster from injury, presenting a possible method for enabling older people to heal more quickly.

Daughter care

As the population ages and dementia becomes more common, female relatives shoulder the burden of care.

What yogis know

Stanford researchers identify a center in the brainstem that connects different types of breathing to emotional states.

Pharmaceutical find

Stanford researchers are testing a drug for lymphedema, a painful condition with few treatment options.

Letter from the Dean

Crunching the image data

Stanford School of Medicine's dean, Lloyd Minor, MD, on how artificial intelligence could improve cancer diagnosis.


In the fog of loss

Bestselling author Joyce Maynard on what she learned after her husband's cancer diagnosis about love, life and death.


K for OCD

A Stanford psychiatrist is researching the effects of ketamine on the brains of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder, hoping to determine why the drug relieves symptoms.

In Brief

What’s trending in health

Stanford Medicine has published its inaugural Health Trends Report, an annual review and analysis of health care research and open-source data, combined with insights on trends in the health care sector.

In Brief

Fatty find

Roundworms with bellies of monounsaturated fats — like those found in olive oil, nuts and avocados — live longer.