Immune pattern presages surgery recovery
Activity inside a set of immune cells soon after surgery has been tied to the rate at which patients recover afterward.
How mutation affects heart health
Researchers studied heart muscle cells derived from pluripotent stem cells to find out why a genetic mutation common in East Asians leads to an increased risk of heart disease.
Flu revs up immune response in pregnancy
Immune cells from pregnant women are strongly activated by influenza — a surprising finding that may explain the increased risk of flu complications in pregnancy, a new study finds.
Flu vaccine clinical trials seek participants, especially kids
Stanford researchers are seeking participants for clinical trials examining the immune system’s response to a flu vaccine. All participants will receive currently approved flu vaccines.
Rebuilding trust key to fighting Ebola in Africa
The Ebola epidemic, which could affect hundreds of thousands in West Africa, can only be contained by rebuilding public trust and local health systems decimated by years of neglect.
Family-based therapies can treat anorexia in teens, study finds
Parents can work with therapists to help their teenage children recover from anorexia, according to the largest randomized trial comparing two family-based treatments for the eating disorder.