Unequal hospital care for babies
Disparities exist in how babies of different racial and ethnic origins are treated in California’s neonatal intensive care units, but this could be changed, say Stanford researchers.
Seasonal gut-microbe fluctuation
Scientists from Stanford and their collaborators have linked a traditional population’s seasonally varying diet to cyclical changes in the number of gut-residing microbial species.
Animals don’t fully mimic human immune response
“Humanized” mice are used to study human immune responses, but they are inadequate for stem cell studies, say Stanford researchers. Optimized models are needed for clinical decision-making.
Migraine trial seeks participants
Of the 37 million Americans who suffer from migraines, a few million progress to a chronic stage of having them more often than not. Stanford investigators hope to find out why.
Stanford Medicine magazine reports on vision
The magazine’s summer issue highlights new strategies to protect and restore sight. It also includes an essay by bestselling author Joyce Maynard on life during her husband’s battle with cancer.
‘Genome cloaking’ enhances privacy
Stanford researchers used cryptography to cloak irrelevant genetic information in individuals’ genomes while revealing disease-associated mutations. They say the technique could vastly improve patient privacy.
Medicine X conference set for Sept. 15-17
This year’s theme for the annual Medicine X symposium is the importance of individual citizens in helping to build a more caring culture in health care.
Cochran appointed bioengineering chair
Jennifer Cochran, whose research focuses on development of new technologies for high-throughput protein analysis and engineering, succeeds Norbert Pelc.
Excitation-inhibition imbalance in autism
Stanford researchers used advanced lab technologies to show, in mice, that symptoms of autism can be countered by reducing the ratio of excitatory to inhibitory neuronal firing in the forebrain.
Freezing embryos linked to more IVF pregnancies
A study led by Stanford and a biotechnology company found that women who have high progesterone levels when their eggs are retrieved benefit from waiting to receive embryos.
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