How mutation affects heart health
Researchers studied heart muscle cells derived from pluripotent stem cells to find out why a genetic mutation common in East Asians leads to an increased risk of heart disease.
Protein may stop spread of cancer
An experimental therapy stopped the metastasis of breast and ovarian cancers in lab mice, pointing toward a potentially safe and effective alternative to chemotherapy.
James Lock on family-based therapy for anorexia
During this podcast, Stanford eating disorder expert James Lock, MD, PhD, discusses how parents can work with therapists to help their teenage children recover from anorexia.
Flu vaccine clinical trials seek participants, especially kids
Stanford researchers are seeking participants for clinical trials examining the immune system’s response to a flu vaccine. All participants will receive currently approved flu vaccines.
Rebuilding trust key to fighting Ebola in Africa
The Ebola epidemic, which could affect hundreds of thousands in West Africa, can only be contained by rebuilding public trust and local health systems decimated by years of neglect.
Family-based therapies can treat anorexia in teens, study finds
Parents can work with therapists to help their teenage children recover from anorexia, according to the largest randomized trial comparing two family-based treatments for the eating disorder.
Immune response turned up, not down, by flu during pregnancy, Stanford/Packard study finds
Immune cells from pregnant women are strongly activated by influenza — a surprising finding that may explain the increased risk of flu complications in pregnancy, a new study finds.
Weathering heights: Crane operator makes the climb for hospital expansion
Crane operator A.J. Barker climbs 200 feet each workday as he helps assemble the framework for the expansion of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.
Videos explain concepts of clinical research
Bioethicists are releasing videos and policy guidelines that aim to promote more ethical comparative-effectiveness research within medical practices.
Biodesign fellows develop a device for relieving night terrors
An interdisciplinary team is working toward a solution to help children with night terrors — and their parents — get a more peaceful night’s rest.
Kidney transplants give Hawaii siblings chance to get growing
Siblings Dominic and Julia Faisca of Hawaii, both of whom suffer from a rare genetic disease, are now “growing like weeds” thanks to kidney transplants led by Waldo Concepcion, MD.
Cyclists to participate in Sept. 27 ride benefitting cancer detection research
Proceeds from the Canary Challenge, a fundraising bike ride, will benefit the Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection.