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On “The Future of Everything” radio show, a discussion of sleep

Interested in sleep? Long-time Stanford sleep expert Emmanuel Mignot, MD, PhD, was the featured guest on a recent episode of the “Future of …

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What history can teach us about medicine

When I think of history, I think of the famous quote: “Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” This is often brought up in …

History of Science

Immune cells release “red flag” to activate muscle stem cells in response to damage

Muscle stem cells are wily beasts. As I’ve written about before, they nestle along our muscle fibers and quietly await the biological red flag that …

Stem Cells

Looking deep into the human eye, Stanford scientist uncovers secrets of retinal disease | Scope Blog

A dead fish and a discussion of the Cold War feature seem unlikely players in a story about new ways to diagnose diseases of the retina. But they …

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Stanford Medicine X, in pictures

For three days, hundreds of people gathered on campus (and hundreds more tuned in via livestream) to hear about and discuss the future of health care …

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New study shines light on how to better engineer fluorescent proteins

Researchers have now captured the ultrafast changes of green fluorescent proteins as they transition between a dark and fluorescent state, using an …

Biology

Health Policy Forum considers whether, and how, to share clinical trial data

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Not all “gunners” are equal: Thoughts on achievement during med school

I’m three weeks into my second year of medical school, and my classmates and I are sharing feelings of being “old” compared to the first years on …

Education

Mapping brick kilns to improve health of people and the environment

Using satellite imagery, a team of Stanford researchers has designed a mapping tool with the potential to transform brick manufacturing across South …

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Lack of one signaling protein curtails brain tumor growth, Stanford study finds | Scope Blog

Over the last decade, Stanford neuro-oncologist Michelle Monje, MD, PhD, and her team have been making steady progress in understanding the inner …

Cancer

Owls hold secret to ageless ears

BBC News<p><b>Barn owls keep their acute sense of hearing into old age, scientists have discovered.</b><p>Previously, starlings have been found to have this ability, suggesting birds are protected from age-related hearing loss.<p>Understanding more about the "ageless ears" of barn owls could help develop new …

Birds

First generation medical students at Stanford matched with mentors | Scope Blog

Alvaro Amorin, a second-year Stanford medical student, immigrated to the United States from Peru when he was 15. During high school, he figured …

Education

Using design thinking to cope with chronic illness

Design thinking may be able to help us disentangle one of the most perplexing complications in the prevention, management, and treatment of chronic …

Design Thinking

“This shouldn’t be the case in 2017”: A call for more research on transgender health

There’s a pressing need for more research into transgender health issues. That was the argument eloquently laid out at Stanford Medicine X talk this …

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Dean Lloyd Minor shares leadership lessons at Medicine X

After graduating from medical school, Lloyd Minor, MD, now dean of School of Medicine, spent more than a decade honing his medical and research …

Leadership

Boosting physician wellness

In a small, informal workshop at Stanford Medicine X on Sunday afternoon, a group of medical students, doctors and others met to discuss one of the …

Health Care

Grief in the time of social media

When Alexis Roberts Keiner’s 9-year-old son died unexpectedly at day care in 2012, “we had to choose very quickly what kind of bereaved family we …

Social Media

Barriers in health care for people with disabilities: It’s not what you think

On the final day of Stanford Medicine X, Alice Wong, founder and project coordinator of the Disability Visibility Project, moderated the poignant, at …

Health Care

America’s huge problem with opioid prescribing, in one quote

You have to double the amount of opioids Japan consumes five times to come close to the US.<p>If you want a clear explanation of just how much of an outlier the US is in prescribing the powerful drugs that led to the opioid epidemic, consider this statistic given by Stanford drug policy expert Keith …

Pain

Now, that’s dogged research: Medicine X speaker shares a story of possibility

When Doug Lindsay, a 21-year-old college student, first began to feel sick, he received a diagnosis of mononucleosis and was told to stay home and …

Medicine

Struggling to pick a hospital for cancer surgery? Medicine X panelists aim to help

Researchers have known for several decades that it can make a big difference whether you go to a local hospital or to a specialty cancer center for …

Health Care

Two hearts that beat as one: One twin’s fight to save her sister

“Without time to waste, I instinctively grabbed Annie, thrust the car door open and began to sprint — with 70-pound Annie in my arms,” recalled …

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Misconceptions about opioid use: A Medicine X discussion

We often hear about the “opioid crisis” and its devastating effects — more than 90 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose and about 2 …

Pain

“We are all going to die” – so let’s talk about it, urges Medicine X speaker

As part of a series of powerful talks at Stanford Medicine X this morning, Andrea Wilson took the stage to talk about what might be everyone’s least …

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“It’s going to take a collaborative effort”: Extending the enthusiasm of Medicine X beyond campus

Lloyd Minor, MD, dean of the medical school, kicked off the second day of Stanford Medicine X by discussing some of today’s challenges in health …

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On humanity, dignity and seizing opportunity: A call to action at Medicine X

The Friday mid-afternoon session of Stanford Medicine X featured three stories, each meant to jolt attendees out of their everyday thoughts, to …

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Every single moment: One photographer’s journey with ALS

It was a classic Medicine X moment: Patient-advocate and artist-in-residence Anthony Carbajal was on stage talking about his disease — “Having [it] …

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No longer spectators, Medicine X health entrepreneurs use digital tools to create change

With her father beside her whispering encouragement, Lorelei Hoenen, a 6-year-old with a blonde ponytail, looked out across the silent crowd at …

Health Care

A call to action (with everyone included) as this year’s Medicine X begins

There was a buzz in the air this morning as Larry Chu, MD, took the stage (to the event’s signature upbeat music) to kick off this year’s Medicine X …

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Biodesign fellows to focus on innovation in orthopedics

Each year, a new group of Biodesign Innovation Fellows comes to Stanford to learn a hands-on process for health technology innovation. The 12 …

Innovation