Wearable device data reveals that reduced sleep and activity in pregnancy is linked to premature birth risk
Data from wearables show that deviations from normal sleep and activity in pregnancy are connected to a risk for premature delivery, a Stanford Medicine-led study found.
Combining two cutting-edge technologies, researchers revealed the impact of a multitude of genes that are associated with neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism, but whose effects on human brain development were previously unknown.
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Gene fingerprint for brain aging
A study in mice finds that white matter — the tissue that transmits messages around the brain — shows the greatest changes as the animals age.
HIMSS Davies Award
Stanford Medicine receives a prestigious honor for its use of technology to improve patient care.
Male brain center for libido and pleasure
A team of Stanford Medicine researchers have shown in male mice that a particular neuronal circuit is responsible for sexual arousal and for the actions and pleasure that ensue, opening avenues for treatment in men.
Abortion bans’ effect on heart defect
Abortion restrictions will increase the number of newborns with serious heart defects, which could strain hospital resources already in short supply, according to a Stanford Medicine study.
Tumor suppressor repairs tissue
The tumor suppressor p53 has been in the limelight for decades. But its cancer-fighting function may be only a side effect of its role in tissue repair, a Stanford Medicine study finds.
Cancer center renovation
The Laurie K. Lacob Pavilion at the Stanford Medicine Cancer Center opened July 17. The state-of-the-art facility, for transplant and cellular therapies, is a light-filled space for healing.
An LGBTQ-inclusive data set
Previous large health studies didn’t collect sexual orientation and gender identity information. A Stanford Medicine study finds the All of Us Research Program a boon to LGBTQ health researchers, future health outcomes.
Stanford Medicine scientists describe details of the human intestine and placental tissue as part of the National Institute of Health’s Human Biomolecular Atlas Program.
Richard Jaffe dies at 75
The Stanford Medicine professor was well known for his friendly presence as well as expertise in neuroanesthesia and operating room technology.
Four nursing leaders honored
Dale Beatty, Cassendra Munro, Rajashree Koppolu and Michelle Williams are named fellows for their contributions to research, policy, practice, education and administration.
Northpond Laboratories launch
The program will translate scientific discoveries out of the lab and into clinical and commercial applications.
Memory in general hindered in autism
Memory impairment in autism goes beyond poor facial recognition, a Stanford Medicine team showed. The finding suggests a wide role for memory in the neurobiology of the disorder.
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Moonshot effort aims to bioprint a human heart and implant it in a pig
Advances in the 3D printing of living tissue – a field known as bioprinting – puts within reach the possibility of fabricating whole organs from scratch and implanting them in living beings. A multidisciplinary team from Stanford received a federal contract to do just that.
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Celebrating Women Leaders in Climate and Health
In recognition of Women in Medicine Month this September, Stanford’s Center for Innovation in Global Health is celebrating female leaders working at the intersection of climate change and medicine.