Genetic diversity in the receptor for a key reproductive hormone may help explain why some populations have higher rates of preterm birth than others.
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 set of structurally similar proteins can activate a receptor for nicotine on immune cells, resulting in a dialing down of inflammation.
Stanford's Karl Deisseroth has won the 2018 Kyoto Prize in applied technology for his invention and application of optogenetics.
In each of our abdomens sit trillions of microbes, but a bout of diarrhea can induce a lasting round of gut-bug disruption, new research indicates.
Scientists at Stanford find a biomarker for flu susceptibility, enabling predictions of if someone is going to fall ill to the virus after being exposed.
Researchers at Stanford are harnessing sound and acoustics to innovate technologies that boost medical and health applications; from a stethoscope that "hears" brain waves, to software that identifies the hums of mosquitoes.
Researchers have used an ultrafast, intense X-ray laser to observe how Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria attack antibiotics, making the drugs ineffective.
Most participants in clinical trials believe the benefits of broadly sharing individual data outweigh the risks, a new Stanford study has found.
By studying how birds regrow damaged inner ear cells to fix hearing loss, scientists hope to learn how to cure deafness in humans.
A hitherto unheralded set of telltale enzymes may prove to be perfect targets for shooting down a gang of nasty bacterial pathogens collectively called S. aureus.
Blood cells to neurons in just three weeks? Stanford researchers pull off an amazing biological transformation that could transform research into neurological disorders such as schizophrenia and autism.
Scientists who work with the Stanford Precision Health and Integrated Diagnostics Center set out to find new ways to precisely predict, prevent and diagnose diseases that range from diabetes to mental health.
At a time when technology is bringing the world closer together, the practice and potential of sharing patient data is beginning to blur the notion of “rare” diseases, and offer more options for identifying and treating conditions previously considered undiagnosed, panelists at a Stanford conference said.
Stanford scientists used discoveries in the lab to design new versions of a widely used antibiotic to prevent the side effect of hearing loss.
Sylvy Kornberg was known as the wife and mother of Nobel laureates. But she was also an accomplishment biochemist, her granddaughter writes.