Screening everyone 35 and older for chronic kidney disease would save lives
Many people don’t know they have chronic kidney disease until it progresses. A new study by Stanford Medicine researchers finds that screening would increase life expectancy in a cost-effective way.
Pediatric emergency department melds expert care with child-centered space
The Marc and Laura Andreessen Pediatric Emergency Department at Stanford Medicine opened in 2022. This child-centered space puts young ones at ease while advanced care is delivered.
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Mice have mirror neurons tuned to rage
When mice watch other mice brawl, neurons in their brains fire as if they’re in the fight, according to a new study by Stanford Medicine researchers.
Predicting prematurity complications
Stanford Medicine scientists and their colleagues have shown they can tap mothers’ and babies’ medical records to better predict newborn health risks.
One-and-done COVID-19 drug successful
A single dose of lambda-interferon reduced hospitalization among COVID-19 outpatients in a late-stage study spearheaded by a Stanford Medicine virologist.
REACH Initiative to expand equity, diversity
The Stanford School of Medicine launched the REACH Initiative to boost representation in medicine and reduce health inequities among minority populations.
Celiac expert Gary Gray dies at 89
Gastroenterologist Gary Gray, part of Stanford Medicine for nearly 50 years, helped find the molecular cause of celiac disease and a potential treatment.
Race linked to child abuse reports
Over-reporting of Black children and under-reporting of white children as suspected abuse victims suggests systemic bias from medical providers, Stanford Medicine research shows.
ARPA-H director shares agency’s vision
Renee Wegrzyn, who leads the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health, discussed the agency’s plan to accelerate better health outcomes for everyone.
Fasting causes liver cell division
Cells in the adult liver were thought to divide rarely. But a study led by Stanford Medicine researchers found intermittent fasting causes rapid cell division.
Pain treatment inspired by chickens
In a mouse study led by Stanford Medicine scientists, a drug made mammalian pain receptors more like those in birds — and more resistant to some forms of pain.
Telomere length crucial in muscular dystrophy
Telomeres shorten in heart muscle cells from people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. A Stanford Medicine study finds blocking this process improves the health of these cells grown in a dish.
Diabetes drug may treat heart disease
A genetic variant that inhibits alcohol metabolism harms blood vessel cells, but an antidiabetic medication may mitigate the harm, Stanford Medicine-led research has found.
Immune cells become cancer killers
Neutrophils often suppress the immune system’s response to cancer, but when activated, they eliminate several types of tumors in laboratory mice, a study led by Stanford Medicine has found.
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mRNA medicines: Looking back, and a look forward
Stanford Medicine experts discuss the past successes and future potential of mRNA as a new type of medicine or treatment.
Rethinking hospital diets: personalized, healthy, real food
Stanford Medicine doctors, dietitians and nutritionists rethink what it means to have healthy food for hospital patients.
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Researchers expand human blood stem cells
For decades, researchers have been trying to expand human blood stem cells in culture. Researchers at the institute have recently accomplished this, opening the way to explore many new medical therapies and avenues of basic research.
Centering mothers and families in the care of low-weight infants
New WHO resources underscore the life-saving value of kangaroo mother care and provide a roadmap for making it available to mothers and babies around the world.
To study aging, researchers give killifish the CRISPR treatment
A new study demonstrating CRISPR gene editing in killifish opens the doors for ambitious research on the biological drivers of aging.
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Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Receives Rare Disease Centers of Excellence Designation
Stanford Medicine Children’s Health has been named one of the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) Rare Disease Centers of Excellence, which are dedicated to diagnosing, treating, and researching all rare diseases.
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What to Eat for Health and Sustainability
The 2023 Stanford Food Summit united researchers identifying plant-based solutions to major public health and sustainability challenges.
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