Inflammatory-aging “clock” predicts health
Scientists at Stanford and the Buck Institute have found a way to predict an individual’s immunological decline as well as the likelihood of incurring age-associated diseases and becoming frail.
Microbiome-altering diet reduces inflammation
Stanford researchers discover that a 10-week diet high in fermented foods boosts microbiome diversity and improves immune responses.
COVID-19 vaccines prevent infection
A Stanford study finds that the mRNA vaccines, Pfizer and Moderna, offer strong protection against the California variant of the coronavirus.
Mindfulness training improves kids’ sleep
Children who learned techniques such as deep breathing and yoga slept longer and better, even though the curriculum didn’t instruct them in improving sleep, a Stanford study has found.
Paul Auerbach dies at 70
Paul Auerbach, a professor emeritus of emergency medicine at Stanford, led a life of inspiration, adventure and compassion, according to his colleagues.
COVID-19 symptoms and prior common colds
In COVID-19 patients whose symptoms were mild, Stanford researchers found that they were more likely than sicker patients to have signs of prior infection by similar, less virulent coronaviruses.
Stanford takes on fundraising for ValleyCare
The merger between Stanford Medicine and Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare is complete now that fundraising operations are under one roof.
Cryptography can preserve genetic privacy
Crime scene DNA analysis can help identify perpetrators, but current methods may divulge the genetic information of innocent people. Cryptography can protect genetic privacy without hampering law enforcement, Stanford researchers say.
Community investment increases in pandemic
During its 2020 fiscal year, Stanford Health Care donated $861 million in funds and services, much of it to help patients, health care workers and nonprofit organizations address pandemic-related needs.
Broad-spectrum vaccine may be possible
An immune system stimulant called AS03 could help vaccines protect against multiple viruses by altering the epigenome of the innate immune system.