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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Expect the unexpected, new students advised
The Stanford internist spoke with Dean Lloyd Minor about medicine, empathy and physician burnout at an event for incoming students.
Finding the immune clock of pregnancy
A woman’s immune system changes throughout a normal pregnancy in a highly orchestrated manner, Stanford researchers have found. The findings lay the groundwork for tests to predict preterm birth.
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