Bacterial community in pregnant women linked to preterm birth, study finds
A specific pattern of high bacterial diversity in the vagina during pregnancy increases a woman’s risk of giving birth prematurely, a new study finds.
Three Stanford Medicine students awarded Albert Schweitzer Fellowships
Three medical students will spend a year improving community health and developing leadership skills…
Researchers genetically engineer yeast to produce opioids
It typically takes a year to produce hydrocodone from plants, but researchers have genetically modified yeast to make it in just a few days. The technique could improve access to medicines in impoverished nations.
Researchers design cheaper, faster, more accurate test to identify gene defects in heart patients
A new technique could eventually enable doctors to diagnose genetic heart diseases by rapidly scanning more than 85 genes known to cause cardiac anomalies.
Researchers find mutations that contribute to rare blood cancer
Mutations in immune cells prevented their natural death in roughly half of the cell samples from patients with the incurable cancer, and suggest drug targets for the disease.
Stanford's heart health app launches in Hong Kong and UK
Updates to the MyHeart Counts app include more feedback from other users to help participants improve their own heart health and further contribute to the study.
Elusive liver stem cell identified in mice by researchers
Researchers have found a previously unknown population of cells in mice that function as liver stem cells. The finding could aid drug testing and increase understanding of liver biology and disease.
Dental coverage for patients with Medicaid may not prevent tooth-related ER visits
Access to dental care by low-income Americans has become the exception, rather than the rule, as fewer dentists accept Medicaid, according to a new study.
Researchers awarded $14 million for two precision health projects
Teri Klein and Russ Altman have received NIH funding to expand two ongoing projects that publish information about the connection between patients’ genetics and their responses to prescription drugs.
Women’s immune system genes operate differently from men’s
A new technology reveals that immune system genes switch on and off differently in women and men, and the source of that variation is not primarily in the DNA.
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