Friday, May 15, 2015

A Catalytic Investment in Allergy Research: Q&A with Sean Parker

In December, entrepreneur and philanthropist Sean Parker donated $24 million to establish the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy Research at Stanford University. His gift, one of the largest private...
Robert DicksThursday, April 9, 2015

We're No. 1 in Transplantation

In newly released 2015 data from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, the transplant center at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children’s Health is once again...
Megan AlpersFriday, January 23, 2015

Reading, writing, arithmetic, and now, yoga

Elementary school-aged children take an average of 12-25 breaths per minute, without even thinking. But what happens when they slow down, focus on each one of those breaths, and use their newfound...
Megan AlpersMonday, January 5, 2015

$300,000 gift will improve diagnostic tools at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and beyond

Stanford, CA – Thanks to a generous donor, a team of Stanford researchers, led by Bruce Ling, PhD, can now make even greater strides toward understanding and treating devastating childhood conditions...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sean Parker Pledges $24 Million to Launch Allergy Research Center at Stanford

Allergies, whether they are to food, drugs, the environment, or other triggers, have potentially adverse consequences for millions of people worldwide. Recent estimates conclude that between 30 and...
Erin DigitaleMonday, December 8, 2014

Stanford-led study suggests changes to brain scanning guidelines for preemies

One big challenge of having a premature baby: the uncertainty. With good medical care, a great many preemies do very well, but some face long-term disabilities, medical complications and...
Ruth SchechterTuesday, November 18, 2014

Solving the Mystery of Prematurity

Working quietly in his lab, a statistics researcher analyzes the levels of pollutants in California’s Central Valley. Across campus, an immunologist looks at the reams of bacteria that reside in the...
Mark ShwartzTuesday, November 18, 2014

After the NICU: Studying Connections Between Prematurity and Development

Fifty years ago, a premature baby weighing less than 3.3 pounds had only a 30 percent chance of survival. Today, thanks to major advances in neonatal medicine, the survival rate has climbed to nearly...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Foundation Grants: Bear Necessities Helps Advance Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood Cancer

Four researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine were awarded a total of $160,000 this summer from the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation for their efforts to advance diagnosis...
Megan AlpersMonday, August 18, 2014

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos Extend a $2.25 Million Challenge Grant to Fund Innovative Clinical Food Allergy Research at Stanford

Groundbreaking food allergy research at Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has received a major boost through the creation of a challenge grant by...