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How risky are roller coasters for the human brain? A team of Stanford engineers rode roller coasters for science, hoping to find out.

How risky are roller coasters for the human brain? A team of Stanford engineers rode roller coasters for science, hoping to find out.

A new NPR story explains how California experts have been examining the causes of maternal mortality and successfully figuring out how to counteract them.

A new NPR story explains how California experts have been examining the causes of maternal mortality and successfully figuring out how to counteract them.

Stanford statisticians are developing new techniques for understanding how and why sexual assault prevention programs work.

Stanford statisticians are developing new techniques for understanding how and why sexual assault prevention programs work.

How should physicians and parents communicate with teens about marijuana use? Stanford adolescent medicine expert Seth Ammerman, MD, offers advice.

How should physicians and parents communicate with teens about marijuana use? Stanford adolescent medicine expert Seth Ammerman, MD, offers advice.

A Stanford pediatric trauma expert discusses children's separation from their parents at the border and shares how childhood trauma can harm the brain.

A Stanford pediatric trauma expert discusses children's separation from their parents at the border and shares how childhood trauma can harm the brain.

Over the last 30 years, a growing body of epidemiological research has suggested that poor nutrition in pregnancy hurts the baby by setting metabolism to a “thrifty” state that leads, decades later, to type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Over the last 30 years, a growing body of epidemiological research has suggested that poor nutrition in pregnancy hurts the baby by setting metabolism to a “thrifty” state that leads, decades later, to type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

A Stanford-led research team has developed a simple blood test for pregnant women that shows, with 75-80 percent accuracy, which pregnancies will end in premature birth.

A Stanford-led research team has developed a simple blood test for pregnant women that shows, with 75-80 percent accuracy, which pregnancies will end in premature birth.

An iPad app is helping a nonverbal 19-year-old make social connections and express her thoughts and needs as never before.

An iPad app is helping a nonverbal 19-year-old make social connections and express her thoughts and needs as never before.