Compound kills drug-resistant malaria pathogen
Teasing apart subtle differences between a protein-shredding structure found in malaria parasites and in human cells enabled researchers to design a compound targeting the parasite without harming human tissue.
Key blood stem cell marker identified
Nearly 30 years after the discovery of the hematopoietic stem cell, Stanford researchers have found a marker that allows them to study the version of these stem cells that continues to replicate.
Flashing light at night adjusts sleep cycle
Short flashes of light at night are more effective than using continuous light as therapy to prevent disruptions in people’s circadian rhythms, according to researchers.
Stanford infectious disease expert Yvonne Maldonado, MD, on the Zika virus
The Zika virus has now been reported in 23 countries and territories in the Americas. Here in the United States, there have been about 50 cases of the virus in people who have traveled to infected areas and returned to the U.S.
In rebuilding noses, age-old practice lives on
Sam Most has rebuilt nearly 1,000 severely damaged or destroyed noses over the past 15 years, in many cases using a surgical technique commonly called the "forehead flap" that dates from ancient times.
Child life program helps hospitalized children handle stress, have fun
Child life specialists help young patients understand medical procedures, deal with fears and even play and have fun in the hospital.