In most babies and kids, the sound of their mother's voice gets special treatment in the brain. But in autism, this distinctive brain response is lessened.
A baby born with a rare heart complication is now thriving following two surgeries at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.
Nurse-scientist Kimberly Pyke-Grimm draws on her clinical experience when studying how teens, young adults and families make decisions about cancer care.
Type 1 diabetes starts out as a sneak attack by bad-actor antibodies. But scientists at Stanford and UCSF have developed an early-warning system.
More than 50,000 pregnant women per year experience life-threatening complications of pregnancy and childbirth, but no one understands why.
A small change in how patients learn to think about side effects of a food allergy treatment greatly reduces their anxiety, Stanford researchers found.
Stanford scientists have moved a big step closer toward using engineered immune cells to treat many forms of pediatric cancer.
A compilation of stories highlights the work of Stanford prematurity experts, who are advancing how we understand and predict premature birth.
Increasing numbers of women use long-acting reversible contraceptives, but less than half of family physicians provide these forms of birth control.
About 31 million U.S. adults have food allergies, nearly half of which develop after age 18, findings that surprised food allergy experts.
Lizzy Highstreet, 11, is now recovering at home after receiving a lung transplant due to complications from cystic fibrosis.
Parents and nurses read to preemies at a recent Packard Children's event, promoting the benefits of reading to babies uncovered by recent Stanford research.
When Kristin and Patrick Flor learned the baby they were expecting had a severe genetic syndrome, they planned with Stanford doctors for her brief life.
Fourteen-year-old Athena Tran celebrated an important personal milestone this week: It's been one year since she received a heart transplant.
A decades-long scientific collaboration points the way to therapies for "chemo brain," the cognitive impairment that follows cancer treatment.
Young people prescribed opioids by dental providers were at increased risk of developing opioid addiction in the following year, a Stanford study found.