A global purpose

Education, research and care

No longer neglected

A Zimbabwean clinic’s aim is to vanquish dire ear, nose and throat ailments in children

A shared mission

Learning together through Stanford-Zimbabwe health care partnerships

A better brick

A quest to save lives by cleaning up production of ubiquitous building material

Getting real

Medical residents experience global health needs firsthand



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

Cracking tough cases

Detective doctors have diagnosed more than 100 unsolved cases and named 31 newly identified conditions, helping patients who have sometimes waited years for answers.

The father factor

Research suggests that the children of older dads might have more complications at birth than babies with younger dads.

New Health Trends Report

A proliferation of data is driving more democratization in health care, according to Stanford Medicine’s second annual Health Trends Report, published in December.

Inner origami

Scientists believe they have identified the process that is key to sending stem cells on the path to form distinct tissue types.

Boning up

Researchers hope that understanding the genetics behind the fast bone growth and mineralization in antler regeneration can provide insight into treating fractures, osteoporosis and other bone diseases.

New children’s health leader

Paul King, a longtime leader in children’s and women’s health, has been tapped to lead Stanford Children's Health.

Heart-healthy mutations

A study of the genetic and health records of thousands of U.S. military veterans could offer clues for treating heart disease and diabetes.

Letter From the Dean

A universal yearning for healthy lives

Dean Lloyd Minor discusses Stanford Medicine’s initiatives to improve health globally and locally through research, education and care.


How cells self-destruct

As scientists learn more about the chemical interactions that lead to cell death, some are using that knowledge for therapeutics.

In Brief

Royal treatment

An ingredient in honeybee royal jelly keeps cultured embryonic cells youthful and might lead to new treatments.