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Stanford Medicine —

Wearables data point to premature birth risk

Normal pregnancy is characterized by progressive changes in sleep and activity. When those don’t happen on a typical trajectory, it can be a warning sign for premature delivery.

Moonshot effort aims to bioprint a human heart and implant it in a pig

Advances in the 3D printing of living tissue – a field known as bioprinting – puts within reach the possibility of fabricating whole organs from scratch and implanting them in living beings. A multidisciplinary team from Stanford received a federal contract to do just that.

Stanford Engineering —

Team microbiome

Microbiologist KC Huang on our relationship with the trillions of bacteria inhabiting our gut. “We’re kind of both cautiously engaging with them as allies, but also realizing that we could be at war at any point.”

Stanford Medicine —

Depression after stroke

Around a third of all stroke survivors develop depression. A biomarker in the blood suggests chemical changes could be the cause.

Stanford Children’s Health —

Understanding separation anxiety

The common developmental phase that usually peaks when babies are 10 to 18 months may recur when kids head off to preschool, says Stanford Medicine’s Gianna Frazee.

Stanford Medicine Children's Health —

What to expect at your child’s yearly well visit

It’s a chance to check in about everything from developmental milestones and social-emotional well-being to sports, nutrition, and sleep, says Stanford Medicine’s Patty Sabey.

Stanford Engineering —

Treating mental health in the context of faith

Rania Awaad, who studies mental health in U.S. Muslim communities, says Islamic approaches offer lessons that can be applied in other religious and spiritual communities.

Stanford Medicine —

The myth of 98.6

Average body temperature is really about 97.9 degrees Fahrenheit, and what’s “normal” varies by age, sex, weight, time of day, and more, a new Stanford Medicine study finds.

Stanford Medicine —

Protection from neurodegenerative disease

About 1 in 5 people carries a version of a gene that appears to reduce the risk of both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, a massive new study finds.

Stanford Center on Food Security and the Environment —

Solutions for childhood stunting

Adding minerals to farmland soil could help prevent a condition with long-lasting harmful consequences for children in the developing world.