Better cystic fibrosis test invented
The new technique will allow for more comprehensive newborn screening, while also cutting the time and cost needed for testing.
Variations in regulatory regions predict disease
Researchers have found that analyzing mutations in regions of the genome that control genes can predict medical conditions such as hypertension, narcolepsy and heart problems.
Flashing light at night adjusts sleep cycle
Short flashes of light at night are more effective than using continuous light as therapy to prevent disruptions in people’s circadian rhythms, according to researchers.
In rebuilding noses, age-old practice lives on
Sam Most has rebuilt nearly 1,000 severely damaged or destroyed noses over the past 15 years, in many cases using a surgical technique commonly called the "forehead flap" that dates from ancient times.
Child life program helps hospitalized children handle stress, have fun
Child life specialists help young patients understand medical procedures, deal with fears and even play and have fun in the hospital.
Spectrum awards more than $1 million in pilot grants to 30 projects
Stanford’s clinical and translational research center has awarded funding to teams of multidisciplinary investigators who are tackling health-care problems through novel approaches.