Topic List : Pediatrics
Impaired reward circuitry in autism
Deficits in the brain’s reward circuit are linked to social deficits in children with autism and may point the way toward better treatments, according to a new Stanford study.
New leadership at children’s health foundation
Cynthia Brandt Stover, who led the Smithsonian Institution’s first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign, will lead a 98-member staff at the foundation.
How border separations can traumatize kids
Unplanned separation from parents is among the most damaging events a young child can experience, according to trauma research. A Stanford expert explains how it can hurt kids’ development.
Hormone receptor and prematurity risk
A key hormone receptor evolved quickly as or early humans migrated from Africa, producing localized gene changes that may affect modern women’s risk of preterm birth, according to a Stanford-led study.
Blood test predicts premature birth
Measuring RNA fragments in a pregnant woman’s blood gives a reliable estimate of the baby’s due date and can predict if the baby will arrive prematurely, a Stanford-led team has shown.
Bereavement in pregnancy affects child
The scholars said that their study contributes to the research documenting a causal link between fetal stress exposure and mental health later in life.
Low hormone level may be autism marker
In the fluid around the brain, low levels of a hormone called vasopressin are linked to low social ability in monkeys and to autism in children, Stanford scientists have found.
Brain link between obesity, depression
Reward centers in the brains of children and teenagers who are obese and depressed show abnormalities that suggest the two conditions are neurologically connected, Stanford researchers have found.
Now seizure-free, Gracin gets her words back
A robotic assistant helped doctors detect seizures deep in Gracin Hahne’s brain without having to open her skull or even shave her head.
Taubes commit $20 million to children’s hospital
The new hospital’s south pavilion will be named in honor of Bay Area philanthropists Tad and Dianne Taube.