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...
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

St. Baldrick’s Foundation awards nearly $1 million for childhood cancer research at Stanford

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation , which holds head-shaving events nationwide to raise money for childhood cancer research, recently awarded nearly $1 million in pediatric cancer research grants to five...
Megan AlpersWednesday, May 28, 2014

‘Heal EB’ and Eddie and Jill Vedder help fund treatments for children with life-threatening skin disorder

In another step toward the possible development of a cure for Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a rare and life-threatening genetic skin disorder, the Southern California-based non-profit Heal EB, www...
Jennifer YuanThursday, May 1, 2014

Brains and Brawn: Understanding Concussions in Youth Sports

The next time you play Angry Birds, consider this — the same type of sensors that capture movements on your phone are also playing a role in biomedical research to make sports safer for children. For...
Ruth SchechterTuesday, April 1, 2014

Full Circle: Brain and Behavior Center Puts Children Back on Track to Healthy Futures

Peyton Fisher loves her brother Morgan, wants to be a princess, and decorates her cupcakes with excessive chocolate and marshmallows. In most ways, she is a typical 3-year-old. But for a while, she...