Moms’ blood sugar affects fetal heart
Elevated maternal blood sugar when the fetal heart is forming has been linked to a heightened risk for congenital heart defects, according to a new Stanford study.
Drug blocks several mosquito-borne viruses
A new Stanford study details how to shut off proteins in mammalian cells to keep viruses such as Zika, dengue and West Nile from invading.
Multiple food allergies treated safely
Combining an antibody drug, omalizumab, with a procedure to desensitize children to multiple food allergies is safe and effective, according to a new study by Stanford researchers.
Drug for disorder sparks ethical concerns
Medical experts at Stanford and their colleagues at several other universities have raised ethical questions about the way a treatment for spinal muscular atrophy is being used.
Chemotherapy declines for breast cancer
Chemotherapy use for early stage breast cancer declined from 2013 to 2015, possibly due to a preference for less toxic treatments, according to researchers at Stanford and the University of Michigan.
New children's hospital opens Dec. 9
The expansion more than doubles the size of the existing pediatric and obstetric hospital campus. With the new building, the hospital will have 361 beds and can serve more patients than ever before.
Faculty get funding from stem cell agency
Three Stanford faculty members were awarded $6 million to support research into a blistering skin disease, transplanted stem cells and novel ways to grow blood stem cells.
Mello on clinical trial reporting
A Stanford professor of law and of health policy discusses the ranking of large pharmaceutical companies based on their sharing of clinical trial information with the public.
Faculty members appointed to endowed professorships
Daniel Chang, Howard Chang, Christopher Garcia, Amy Ladd, William Maloney, Geoffrey Tabin and Jerome Yesavage have been appointed to endowed professorships at the School of Medicine.
Male health condition linked to new risk
Harnessing the power of big data, Stanford researchers found that enlarged veins on the scrotum are linked with a higher risk of vascular and metabolic disease in men.