Blood biomarkers predict labor onset
About three weeks before delivery, a pregnant woman’s body shifts into a pre-labor phase characterized by changes in immune, hormonal and blood-clotting signals.
High nitrate levels in water linked to preterm birth
Women exposed to higher levels of nitrate in drinking water were more likely to deliver very early, according to a study of 1.4 million California births.
Health Matters to explore medicine, wellness
Stanford Medicine's free community event, which runs May 10-15, will include talks and Q&As that explore the latest advances in medicine, health and wellness.
Latino kids helped in obesity trial
A three-year trial of a multifaceted intervention for managing obesity in low-income, Latino children showed promising results over two years.
Jack Remington dies at 90
The Stanford physician devised a test that saved babies’ lives by showing whether they needed immediate treatment for a parasitic disease called toxoplasmosis.
Fewer C-sections for California moms
A statewide quality improvement project has reduced cesarean section rates for low-risk, first-time mothers, while also improving outcomes for babies.
Drug enables scarless healing
Researchers have identified the mechanisms of scar formation in skin and demonstrated in mice a way to make wounds heal with normal skin instead of scar tissue.
Epidurals not linked to autism risk
Refuting an earlier study, researchers found that epidural anesthesia, commonly administered for pain relief during labor, does not increase the risk for autism in children.
Face, brain development share many genes
Researchers at Stanford and KU Leuven have identified more than 70 genes that affect variation in both brain and facial structure. The genes don’t influence cognitive ability, further debunking beliefs that intelligence can be assessed by facial features.
Biochemist Robert Baldwin dies at 93
Baldwin propelled leaps in scientists’ understanding of how proteins assemble themselves into the three-dimensional shapes that are essential to their function.
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