Virtual reality helps young patients cope
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is one of the first hospitals in the country to begin implementing distraction-based VR therapy within every patient unit.
First-generation students, mentors honored
Stanford University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, PhD, the first in his family to attend college, spoke at event honoring first-generation medical and graduate students and their mentors.
Zeroing in on brick kilns
Brick kilns are ubiquitous in South Asia, as is the pollution they produce. A Stanford team is now combining satellite data and political persuasion to track kilns and incentivize kiln owners to use cleaner technologies.
Working through pain toward success in school
With the help of an advocacy program and integrated complex care team at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Hari Suresh navigated an obstacle-strewn path to scholastic success.
A father’s quest to help his daughter
The annual Medicine X symposium included presentations from researchers, patients, providers, designers, technologists and policy leaders.
Stefanick on better medicine for women
A Stanford professor of medicine discusses why giving consideration to sex and gender differences in research and treatment would improve medical care for everyone.
Spectrum debuts revamped website
Content and navigational enhancements to the site are designed to help clinical and translational researchers locate mission-critical information, experts, scientific resources and forms.
Climate change making us sick, book says
Co-authored by Stanford wilderness medicine expert Paul Auerbach, Enviromedics describes the frightening effects of climate change on health.
Brain tumor growth stopped
High-grade gliomas, a group of aggressive brain tumors, cease growing in mice if a signaling molecule called neuroligin-3 is absent or its activity is blocked with drugs, a Stanford team has shown.
Darnall funded for pain management study
The Stanford pain psychologist will evaluate the effectiveness of behavioral training to help people with chronic pain reduce their use of opioids.
DACA and children’s mental health
Children with mothers eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program suffer from lower rates of anxiety and adjustment disorders than those with mothers who lack DACA eligibility.
Marsupial moms express placental genes in milk
Marsupials have short pregnancies. Their placentas mimic those of mice during early fetal development, while other key placental genes are expressed and secreted into milk for the offspring, Stanford researchers say.
Nearly all microbes inside unknown to science
A Stanford survey of DNA fragments circulating in the blood suggests the microbes living within us are vastly more diverse than previously known. In fact, 99 percent of that DNA has never been seen before.
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