Stanford University Medical Center

Stanford University Medical Center is the main teaching hospital affiliated with Stanford University. In addition, the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, the Veterans Administration Hospital in Palo Alto and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is managed by Stanford University. The Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine and the Richard M. Lucas Center for Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and the Clark Center for interdisciplinary research and bioengineering are associated with the Stanford University Medical Center. The first heart/lung transplant was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. It is ranked in the top 20 of University hospitals and is awarded a long list of research grants to its preeminent medical researchers and scientists.

Address
300 Pasteur Drive Stanford, CA 94305
Website
http://med.stanford.edu/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_University_Medical_Center

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Neuroscience

Blocking protein curbs memory loss in old mice

Impeding VCAM1, a protein that tethers circulating immune cells to blood vessel walls, enabled old mice to perform as well on memory and learning tests as young mice, a Stanford study found.

Medical research

Study shows how big data can be used for personal health

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine and their collaborators followed a cohort of more than 100 people over several years, tracking the biology of what makes them them. Now, after collecting extensive ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Expert discusses misconceptions about PTSD

Shaili Jain, a Stanford psychiatrist, discusses the explosion of knowledge about post-traumatic stress disorder and the condition's widespread impact. PTSD is the subject of her new book, The Unspeakable Mind.

Medical research

Mast cells crucial to causing osteoarthritis

Stanford University School of Medicine scientists have definitively linked mast cells, a class of cells belonging to the immune system, to the development of osteoarthritis, one of the world's most common causes of pain and ...

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