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Everything you need to heal is already inside you. Your stem cells, immune system, and microbiome have the potential to cure all sorts of diseases, from cancer to stroke to diabetes and beyond.

Scientists at Stanford are learning how to unleash this power to heal patients for a lifetime with fewer side effects. It’s the ultimate expression of precision health and the next frontier in medicine.

This year's Frontier's in Medicine event featured fascinating faculty talks about how Stanford is harnessing the body’s healing power and more than two dozen world-class Stanford scientists were in attendance. The evening's program included a video of Sonia Olea-Coontz, a patient who suffered from a stroke at the age of 31 and then participated in an early-stage clinical trial at Stanford. 


The healer within: The powerful cancer-fighting machine that is your own immune system

Crystal Mackall, MD

Leader, Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Program

Adventures in the microbiome: The trillions of microbes shaping
your health

Justin Sonnenburg, PhD

Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology

New hope for stroke: Resurrecting brain function

Gary Steinberg, MD, PhD

Lacroute-Hearst Professor and Chair, Neurosurgery

Faculty Hosts

Interested in the renowned Stanford scientists you'll meet? Click each name to see more about who they are and the work they do.