Diabetes drug linked to birth defects
In men, the use of metformin may affect sperm development in a way that increases birth defects in their sons, a study found.
Gene-therapy gel shows promise for skin disease
Stanford researchers have been working on gene therapies for epidermolysis bullosa, or “butterfly disease,” for over a decade. A new gel helped wounds heal and stay healed in a clinical trial.
Two-mom families face more pregnancy risks
In the first U.S. population-based study of obstetric health among sexual- and gender-minority parents, Stanford researchers find higher rates of some birth complications.
Possible treatment for mucus-induced lung diseases
Stanford Medicine investigators and their collaborators have designed a compound that’s uniquely capable of blocking excessive mucus secretion — a hallmark of several serious respiratory disorders.
Key molecule’s structure found at last
The structure of a critical cellular-signaling molecule has finally been discovered by Stanford researchers. The finding may lead to new therapies.
‘Military police’ cells stem autoimmunity
A new study has identified a way that the immune system shoots down its own cells when their anti-viral activity threatens to become friendly fire. The finding could pave the way to new treatments for autoimmune diseases.
Gene behind ALS hallmark discovered
Stanford Medicine researchers have linked a specific gene known to be associated with ALS with a characteristic of the disease, opening avenues for a targeted therapy.
Emergency outcomes for veterans
Veterans taken by ambulance to VA hospitals have significantly higher survival rates than veterans transported to non-VA hospitals, researchers find.
Autism is different in girls’ brains
Girls with autism differ in several brain centers compared with boys with the disorder, suggesting gender-specific diagnostics are needed, a Stanford study using artificial intelligence found.
William Northway dies at 89
The Stanford pediatric radiologist, after noticing a new and disturbing pattern among lung X-rays of premature infants, forever altered treatment for the smallest babies.