Drug prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice
A compound that blocks the synthesis of hyaluronan, a substance generally found in in all body tissue, protected mice from getting Type 1 diabetes. The compound is already approved in Europe and Asia for the treatment of gallbladder disease.
Filtered sunlight helps newborn jaundice
Safe sunlight exposure under canopies that remove harmful rays is a low-cost, effective way to give phototherapy to jaundiced infants in impoverished settings, according to a new study.
For teens with bulimia, family-based therapy works best
Recovery from the eating disorder is faster if adolescents receive a treatment that enlists their parents, according to a new study.
Delivering missing protein heals damaged hearts in animals, Stanford-led study finds
Researchers have discovered that a particular protein, Fstl1, plays a key role in regenerating dead heart-muscle cells.
5 Questions: Euan Ashley on diagnosing the undiagnosable
A national program to diagnose difficult-to-diagnose patients is taking root at Stanford under the guidance of heart specialist Euan Ashley.