Spotlight on kids

At a glance

Highlights of the new Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

Hide and seek

Pioneering immunotherapy to find and kill elusive cancer cells in children



Upfront is a quick look at the latest developments from Stanford Medicine

Those aching bones

Being short might have been an advantage for early humans, but it could be the reason osteoarthritis is so prevalent today.

Expanding learning borders

A new Center for Health Education has opened to provide online training to health care workers, medical students and citizens around the globe.

Autism therapy promise

Giving some autistic children oxytocin, which is known as the "love hormone," could help improve their social skills.

Cloaking DNA

Researchers have found a way to better protect individuals’ privacy during genetic disease research by using cryptography to keep most of the genetic information hidden.

Healing our healers

Physician burnout expert Tait Shanafelt, MD, is Stanford Medicine’s new chief wellness officer, one of the first at a U.S. academic medical center.

Dear old dad

The percentage of newborns in the United States whose fathers are older than 40 nearly doubled between 1972 and 2015.

No longer a question

Researchers have found a connection between inflammation and chronic fatigue syndrome, offering promise for future diagnostics and treatment.

Dessert? Skip it

Seven devices designed to track calories burned are “way off the mark” but are accurate at measuring heart rates, new research shows.

Letter from the Dean

Special care for the smallest patients

An academic medical center like Stanford Medicine is an ideal place for pediatric care and research, bringing together the brightest minds to transform child health.


Going natural

Cardiac surgeons increasingly view aortic valve repair, rather than replacement, as the best option for patient recovery.


Curing our climate

In their new book, two wilderness medicine experts say we should be shouting about environmental changes that are making us sick.

In Brief

The ultimate smoothie

Baby wallabies get essential proteins for later-stage fetal development from their mothers' milk long after they're born.

The Backstory

Baobab? Who knew?

Hunter-gatherer diets that fluctuate from season to season give us clues about why our gut-bug diversity is dwindling.

In Brief

Perfect timing

Meticulously timed changes in pregnant women’s immune responses are important in keeping their babies from arriving too early.