The future

Human centered, discovery led

AI love you

Stanford artificial intelligence projects designed to improve your health

A global vision

The high-tech and high-touch goal to impact 2 billion lives by 2025

Stop it video

The new Precision Health and Integrated Diagnostics Center searches for ways to prevent disease entirely



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

A welcome breath

A bioengineered replacement solves shortage of surfactant, which helps premature babies and people with lung injuries breathe.

Coral decoded

Knowing the genetic makeup of these marine invertebrates could aid conservation efforts.

Heart disease end run

People who are genetically prone to heart disease can still benefit from regular exercise.

Beyond BRCA

More women with cancer are opting to skip BRCA test in favor of mutlipanel analysis.

Aging cells

Cleaning out digested proteins could reboot the ability of aging cells to make new neurons.

Spotting autism

Low levels of the hormone vasopressin could be a biomarker for autism.

Giving back

Paul and Mildred Berg establish endowed professorship and name biochemistry professor Mark Krasnow as its inaugural recipient.

Letter from the Dean

Looking into the future

The shared vision of the School of Medicine, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, and Stanford Health Care reflects the future of medicine itself.


Never give up

A dermatologist’s distant memory of learning about a rare disease helped diagnose a mystery illness that left a woman nearly bedridden from debilitating pain for almost a year.


Inside help

A professor's offer to allow colleagues to analyze his tissue after a cancer diagnosis could result in the world’s largest study into what goes wrong when lung cells become cancerous.

In Brief


Researchers bioengineer yeast to produce a drug made from opium poppies that can be used as a cough suppressant and potentially for treating cancer.

The Backstory

Perfect pairing

Scientists frustrated by the side-effects of a adoptive cell therapy have found a way to keep it working longer while eliminating the devastating reactions.

In Brief

One step forward

Teams compete to design an algorithm that can help people with prosthetics learn to move.