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Stanford Medicine News about Pediatric Care and Research

  • Protein mimic eases breathing

    The material could be used to synthesize a film that coats the inner surface of lungs, possibly leading to better, cheaper treatments for acute lung injury in humans.


  • Low-fat or low-carb? It’s a draw

    Stanford researchers have found that, contrary to previous studies, insulin levels and a specific genotype pattern don’t predict weight-loss success.


  • Seizure-regulating nerve cells identified

    Stanford researchers have found that a small set of nerve cells in the brain regulates the debilitating seizures and cognitive deficits characteristic of the most common form of epilepsy in adults. This discovery could lead to new and better treatments.


Expectant Parents

For information about maternity services at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, please visit the Johnson Center for Pregnancy and Newborn Services website

About this Site

Part of the Johnson Center for Pregnancy and Newborn Services, we specialize in the medical evaluation and care of newborns who are at or near term.

We designed this site to be a resource for our pediatric trainees as well as health professionals worldwide who care for newborns.

The transition from life in the womb to the outside world is an amazing process. We are priviledged to care for babies as they make this transition and adapt to their new surroundings.