Filtered sunlight a safe, low-tech treatment for 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.
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.
Large-scale treatment of parasitic-worm disease cost-effective, Stanford-led study shows
Researchers are urging WHO to recommend broader and more frequent treatment of parasitic-worm diseases, which affect 1.5 billion people worldwide.
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.
Carlos Bustamante named chair of new Department of Biomedical Data Science
Population geneticist Carlos Bustamante will lead a new biomedical data department founded to advance precision health.
Thomas Stamey, expert on prostate cancer and PSA test, dies at 87
The founding chair of Stanford’s Department of Urology was an investigator for the controversial PSA blood test for prostate cancer, and used basic research in urology and surgery to help patients.
Scientists home in on origin of human, chimpanzee facial differences
A study of species-specific regulation of gene expression in chimps and humans has identified regions important in human facial development and variation.
Tutoring relieves math anxiety, changes fear circuits in children
Individualized math lessons improved kids’ arithmetic performance and made them feel more comfortable with the subject.
Girls and boys with autism differ in behavior, brain structure
A study of about 800 children with autism found gender differences in a core feature of the disorder, as well as in the youngsters’ brain structures.
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