Marsupial moms express placental genes in milk
Marsupials have short pregnancies. Their placentas mimic those of mice during early fetal development, while other key placental genes are expressed and secreted into milk for the offspring, Stanford researchers say.
Finding the immune clock of pregnancy
A woman’s immune system changes throughout a normal pregnancy in a highly orchestrated manner, Stanford researchers have found. The findings lay the groundwork for tests to predict preterm birth.
New online health education initiative launched
Stanford seeks to improve global health through a new online medical training initiative for people of all skill levels.
Newborns’ dads keep getting older
While data on the moms of newborn American children has been abundant, equivalent data on dads hasn’t — a gap that Stanford scientists have now filled.
Gamers to build on/off switch for CRISPR
Players will try to design a molecule that can turn CRISPR gene-editing on and off. Success could open the door to new research and therapies.
Unequal hospital care for babies
Disparities exist in how babies of different racial and ethnic origins are treated in California’s neonatal intensive care units, but this could be changed, say Stanford researchers.
Seasonal gut-microbe fluctuation
Scientists from Stanford and their collaborators have linked a traditional population’s seasonally varying diet to cyclical changes in the number of gut-residing microbial species.
Animals don’t fully mimic human immune response
“Humanized” mice are used to study human immune responses, but they are inadequate for stem cell studies, say Stanford researchers. Optimized models are needed for clinical decision-making.
Migraine trial seeks participants
Of the 37 million Americans who suffer from migraines, a few million progress to a chronic stage of having them more often than not. Stanford investigators hope to find out why.
Stanford Medicine magazine reports on vision
The magazine’s summer issue highlights new strategies to protect and restore sight. It also includes an essay by bestselling author Joyce Maynard on life during her husband’s battle with cancer.
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