Molecules of life

Understanding the world within us

This issue of Stanford Medicine magazine explores the molecules within us and how understanding them can lead to medical discoveries and innovations.

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Letter from the Dean

Unraveling molecular mysteries

A steadfast commitment to fundamental science has pushed Stanford Medicine research beyond what we could have imagined



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

Improving colitis treatment

Cholesterol-reducing statin drugs could relieve ulcerative colitis

Growing heart parts

Engineering heart tissue to improve the lives of infants with severe heart abnormalities

Of mice and men and women

Researchers spot brain cells that help drive gender-specific sexual behavior

Depression relief

A new type of magnetic brain stimulation eliminates symptoms in more than three-quarters of patients

ADHD treatment gap

Recommended behavior management training isn’t usually the first option doctors give parents

COVID-19 in overdrive

One-fifth of hospitalized patients develop coronavirus antibodies that attack their tissue

Say, what?

Teen brains are conditioned to shut down mom’s voice

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Cover for AI explodes
Issue 3 / 2023

AI explodes

Taking the pulse of artificial intelligence in medicine