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  • Transplants without tissue-matching?

    Researchers’ experimental approach for preparing mice for blood stem cell transplantation may one day make it possible in humans to safely transplant organs or cells from any donor to any recipient.


  • Developing pediatric medical devices

    Few medical devices are approved specifically for babies and children. An FDA grant to fund a collaboration between Stanford and UCSF for developing pediatric devices aims to fill the gap.


  • Positive mindset helps with allergy treatment

    Stanford researchers find that positive expectations can make children less anxious about mild but uncomfortable symptoms that arise during treatment for peanut allergies.


  • Urine test for bladder cancer

    The researchers found that by testing for fragments of cancer DNA in urine, they could find the cancer in early stages of development, when it’s easier to treat.


  • Compound may help treat heart failure

    In preliminary tests, SAMβA (pronounced “samba”) appears to improve heart functions in rats with heart failure caused by a heart attack.


  • Using worms to investigate drugs

    Humans have relied on plants for millennia to treat a variety of neurological ailments. Now, researchers are using microscopic worms to better understand how plant molecules shape behavior — and perhaps develop better new drugs.


  • New channel for fun at Packard Children’s

    Broadcast programs designed for and featuring patients at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford now air from the hospital’s new studio.


  • Despite MS, Eric Sibley prevails

    Eric Sibley was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis just as his career in pediatric gastroenterology was taking off. But in his unique circumstances, he unlocked his potential as an academic advisor and role model.


  • Telehealth for young patients

    Digital health technology is helping Stanford Children’s Health offer patients and their families better access to Stanford Medicine pediatric experts.


  • Radiotherapy in less than a second

    SLAC and Stanford researchers have secured funding for two projects that share one goal: to reduce the side effects of radiation therapy by vastly shrinking the length of a typical session.



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