Medicine and the muse

Grammy's rash

A medical student navigates a role reversal, with the help of storytelling



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

Saving skin

Grafts of genetically corrected skin were well-tolerated and improved wound healing in people with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa.

Bio power

A new Stanford facility will manufacture cell and gene therapies for use in clinical trials.

Too short

The source of heart failure in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy may be telomeres that shrink when they shouldn’t.

Heart stopping?

Whether a drug is cardiotoxic to a particular patient can be examined in a lab dish.

Stress test

Girls are more likely to develop PTSD than boys. A new study may explain why.

A safer cure

Two research teams have demonstrated techniques, in mice, that could enable bone marrow transplants without the toxicity of chemo or radiation.

Hidden transmission

A year after the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, researchers find a dozen people who were infected but asymptomatic.

High and mighty

Patients who took high-intensity statins had an increased chance of survival over those who took medium-intensity ones.


The calico heart

Baby Astrea was going into cardiac arrest every few hours. But most of her cells were genetically healthy. Could a mutation present in just 8 percent of her cells really be so deadly?


An evolving view of cancer

Increasing numbers of researchers are embracing a new paradigm: that how cancer cells behave and evolve is a result of their environment, not just their genetic mutations

In Brief

Independence day

Conjoined twins Eva and Erika Sandoval were successfully separated in a 17-hour surgery at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford