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A gift of education

A philanthropist’s challenge grant will make nearly $90 million in new financial assistance available to eliminate medical school debt for incoming students in need.

New Health Trends Report

The Stanford Medicine 2020 Health Trends Report shows physicians and medical students preparing for a health care future improved by data science and technological advances.

Rave new world

The discovery that it might be possible to eliminate Ecstasy’s addictive properties could increase the drug’s potential for use in psychiatry, new research shows.

Alcohol flushing tied to Alzheimer’s

A common mutation that causes facial flushing and inflammation in response to alcohol can lead to biochemical changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease, researchers say.

Hiding in plain sight

Even teens who aren’t especially thin could be dangerously ill from atypical anorexia nervosa, according to new research.

Take it to heart

Stents or bypass surgeries might not be needed for patients with

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Passion for technology, humanities drives Stanford med student

An accomplished musician with a passion for programming, Stanford medical student Sheun Aluko hopes to combine his interests as a doctor of the future.


Biomedical research

New brain implant device could record activity in thousands of neurons

Stanford University researchers created a device that, if implanted in a brain, could help record the activity of thousands of neurons.


Patient care

Family members of health care workers pay tribute: ‘We’re proud of you’

Stanford Health Care nursing program manager Liz Borgueta secretly worked with the loved ones of health care workers to make an emotional video tribute.

Stanford Medicine Unplugged

Our medical education is on hold, but we’re still finding ways to

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