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.
Cellular ‘death code’ discovered
Stanford scientists and their collaborators have discovered a molecule that initiates the final, crucial step in a type of cell death.
Benefits to science vs. privacy concerns
A survey of people who have taken part in clinical trials indicates that participants care more about the benefits to science than the risk of sharing their personal data, researchers at Stanford found.
Study finds problems with prescriptions
New research indicates that 11 million Americans may need to talk to their doctor about taking different prescriptions of aspirin, statins and blood pressure medications, according to a study led by Stanford researchers.
Neurons quickly generated from blood
Fresh or frozen human blood samples can be directly transformed into patient-specific neurons to study disorders such as schizophrenia and autism, Stanford researchers find.
Award to support physician-scientist training
A grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund will support a new scientific scholarship program for medical students at Stanford.
Could Nipah virus become global pandemic?
Stephen Luby discusses risk factors and potential interventions for Nipah virus, a disease with no vaccine and a mortality rate of up to 70 percent.
Can stem cells treat urinary incontinence?
Bertha Chen, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, will receive nearly $6 million from the state stem cell agency to support research into the use of stem cells to treat urinary incontinence.
Annual conference focuses on ‘treasure troves of data’
Dozens of speakers gathered at Stanford to discuss health, artificial intelligence and evolving technology and how it all could affect patient care at the annual Big Data in Precision Health conference.
Howard Chang named HHMI investigator
Chang joins 23 other Stanford faculty as Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators. The seven-year appointment frees faculty to pursue the most innovative biomedical research.