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Black men could be healthier if seen by black physicians, new research suggests - Scope

It stands to reason that African-American men might be more willing to open up about their health concerns and seek preventive care if they are …

Black Culture

Life on the border: Struggling to survive in Jordan - Scope

My first day in Jordan, a week ago, I saw a young boy, 12 years old, rummaging through the trash in the middle of a major highway in Amman, the …

Middle East

Stitching single cells together any which way you want to - Scope

Imagine what you might be able to do if you had a minuscule, color-coded construction kit composed of single cells you could stitch together any way …

Jigsaw Puzzles

These things matter: Medical complications are not inevitable, a physician writes - Scope

On the phone, Ilana Yurkiewicz, MD, listened as a doctor she didn’t know relayed her father’s status: the code lasted 20 minutes, nine electric …

Medicine

Cell membrane's importance offers new strategy to fight infections - Scope

As an increasing number of infectious bacteria develop resistance to antibiotics, the hunt for new strategies to combat them becomes ever more …

Biology

Inaccurate direct-to-consumer raw genetic data can harm patients, new research suggests - Scope

Whether or not you’ve ever had genetic testing, you probably know someone that has. Millions of people each year have their DNA analyzed by companies …

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New Stanford algorithm could improve diagnosis of many rare genetic diseases - Scope

Today, diagnosing rare genetic diseases requires a slow process of educated guesswork. Stanford computer scientist and genomicist Gill Bejerano, PhD, …

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Differences in brain's reward circuit may explain social deficits in autism - Scope

Children with autism have structural and functional abnormalities in the brain circuit that normally makes social interaction feel rewarding, …

Autism

Biodesign fellows simplify heart rhythm monitoring - Scope

When I was a cardiology fellow, I spent time at San Francisco General Hospital. As the main county hospital in the city, it’s “real” medicine on the …

Medical Technology

Scientists use magnets to detect cancer - Scope

If I told you there was a magic wire that could one day detect cancer cells floating in your bloodstream, you might think it's science fiction. Well …

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Summer med program embraces low-income students’ potential - Scope

Each summer, 24 low-income high school students travel from counties across Northern California and move onto the Stanford campus. For five weeks, …

College & University

Stars of Stanford Medicine: Improving cardiovascular health in Africa and beyond - Scope

As the son of academics, Andrew Chang, MD, an instructor of medicine, moved around a lot as a child. "I think that left me unafraid of new …

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A winning essayist’s tips for keeping track of scientific facts - Scope

Facts and falsehoods coexist on the Internet with perplexing similarity. Could social media — where misinformation is too often spread — be a place …

Social Media

Virtual reality helps train emergency physicians - Scope

Imagine you're an emergency medicine resident trying to focus on a patient with abdominal pain — asking about his medical history and symptoms as you …

Virtual Reality

What happens when you take a bunch of medications? A new algorithm could help doctors figure it out - Scope

People take a lot of drugs: According to the CDC, about a quarter of us took two prescription drugs in the last month, and people over 65 routinely …

Algorithms

Virtual athletes compete to take on a medical challenge - Scope

The contestant wastes no time. It swings a prosthetic leg violently forward, drags its other leg quickly behind, then collapses into the ground — but …

Artificial Intelligence

Curbing hepatitis B in the United States will save lives and money, according to a new study - Scope

Hepatitis B used to get no play. But earlier this year, it made the headlines when scientists discovered that it’s the oldest virus known to affect …

Public Health

New findings on coronary artery formation could change how engineers try to regrow them - Scope

It’s tempting to think all it takes to regrow arteries lost to heart disease is encouraging the proliferation of new blood vessel cells, but that …

Medical Research

Biodesign fellows develop and test solution for enlarged prostate - Scope

Every time Shreya Mehta, another biodesign innovation fellow, and I observed patient care in the urology clinics at Stanford, we saw men struggling …

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Thai boys' cave rescue: What are the health concerns? - Scope

A complex and dangerous mission is underway to rescue twelve Thai boys and their soccer coach, who survived more than two weeks trapped by rising …

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Empathy in medicine: What we can learn from children - Scope

In medicine, empathy — or the ability to understand the emotions felt by someone else — helps doctors form meaningful relationships with their …

Empathy

Stanford study shows role of physician burnout in medical errors - Scope

I knew physician burnout was a problem, but I didn’t realize just how serious it was until writing a press release on a Stanford-led study on the …

Medicine

Young patient benefits from hospital's bloodless surgery program - Scope

When Lola Garcia was born last October, she struggled to breathe. Doctors said she needed open-heart surgery to repair a serious congenital heart …

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Connections May Help Ease Stress in Thai Cave

In the mountains of northern Thailand, Ekapol Chanthawong developed a skill that may help him as he sits trapped underground in a cave: meditation. …

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A stubborn medical mystery: Was pandemic flu vaccine tied to an increase in narcolepsy cases?

Nearly a decade on from the 2009 influenza pandemic, scientists are still trying to solve what is proving to be an intractable medical mystery: Did …

Public Health

How a Stanford neurobiologist thinks about his faith - Scope

It's not a secret that William Newsome, PhD, a world-renowned neurobiologist, is also a Christian. But on the other hand, it's not something he wears …

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Life on the border: Stanford researcher seeks to help Syrian refugees - Scope

I have a hard time navigating the two worlds I find myself occupying. On the one hand, I occupy a world within Stanford University, amidst seemingly …

Middle East

The beating brain: A video captures the organ's rhythmic pulsations - Scope

Here you were, figuring your brain just sits still inside your head purring like a kitten in grandma's lap, and along comes science and catches this …

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Successful diabetes management program brings down cost of care - Scope

A diabetes program that aims to help patients manage the disease through peer support has also shown the potential to save a few pretty pennies — …

Diabetes

Stanford researchers collaborate to develop test for a rare and deadly disease - Scope

A rare inherited disease called Fanconi anemia inspired a collaboration between Stanford scientists that could lead not only to treatments but to …

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