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Tech Diversity Nonprofit Code2040’s New Class Of Fellows Is The Largest Ever

Code2040, a nonprofit addressing the racial wealth gap by increasing representation of marginalized groups in the U.S. tech workforce, just announced …

Diversity

Pilot Project Will Encourage Toothbrushing In School

As an intern at the Sonoma County Health Department, Sarah Fisher was developing a oral health workshop for kindergartners when she had a sobering …

Education

Stanford Medicine’s Commencement, In Pictures | Scope Blog

Huge smiles were a common sight on campus last weekend, when Stanford Medicine’s graduating class received their diplomas — and a few additional …

Study shows protein in human umbilical cord blood rejuvenates old mice’s impaired learning, memory

Umbilical cord blood from human newborns, and in particular a single protein contained in it, boosted old mice’s brain function and cognitive …

Neuroscience

Stanford study uses big data to highlight racial biases in policing

A group at Stanford University has taken on the issue of racial bias in law enforcement with an ongoing study called the Open Policing Project. The researchers have also created a website that makes not only their findings available, but all of their data and analysis coding as well.<p>The project …

Big Data

Addiction policies should accord with neuroscience, Stanford researchers argue

In “Neuroscience of Need: Understanding the Addicted Mind,” an article I wrote for <i>Stanford Medicine</i> magazine a few years ago, I tried to describe the …

Neuroscience

Stanford University to allow support animals in dorms

Stanford University will allow support animals in its dorms for the first time this fall.<p>The Mercury News in San Jose reports that the new policy …

Animals

New Genome Sequencing Method Helps Diagnose A Rare Genetic Condition

When the race to sequence the human genome was reaching a fever pitch in the early 2000s, when I was in high school, I couldn’t help but wonder, …

Medicine

In a first for U.S. academic medical center, Stanford Medicine hires chief physician wellness officer

Tait Shanafelt, MD, will become Stanford Medicine’s first chief wellness officer at a time when physician burnout is a national epidemic.

Health Care

Poetry Lover And Aspiring Physician-scientist

Elizabeth “Ellie” Beam, a MD-PhD student, hails originally from the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio. After graduating from Duke University, Beam conducted …

Mental Disorders

Why Working From Home Is a “Future-looking Technology”

Are offices outdated? One company found a work-from-home policy increased its bottom line. | iStock/Izabela Habur<p>Working from home gets a bad rap. …

The Workplace

Violent crime increases in right-to-carry states

Stanford Law School Professor John Donohue found that states that adopted right-to-carry concealed handgun laws have experienced a 13 to 15 percent …

Guns

Google makes 40 years of Earth observations available to researchers with Google Earth Engine!

Last week I spent 3 days at Google for their annual Google Earth Engine Summit, learning about new features and applications of their Google Earth …

GIS

Storytelling

Joining The Stanford Daily was one of the best decisions I made in my time at Stanford. Sometimes you join a group or a club and find that it’s fun …

Student Journalism

Tesla keeps buzzing after naming new autopilot boss

Tesla (TSLA +0.5%) trades moderately higher after seeing its autopilot software chief quit after a short stint of six months.<p>Stanford University …

Autos

The Unwritten Curriculum Of Med School

They say to avoid going to the hospital during July, which is when the newly branded doctors start working after receiving their medical degrees a …

Medicine

A letter to Stanford

Dear Stanford,So here I am thinking my last column was a week ago and I’ve wrapped it up nicely when the Daily offers me a chance to write a senior …

Student Journalism

Schedule Unveiled

Courtesy: Stanford Athletics<p>Related Links<p><b>STANFORD, Calif. –</b> Highlighted by eight home matches and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament …

College Football

Health Care Fixes Possible, Stanford Scholars Write | Scope Blog

Rather than replace the Affordable Care Act, legislators should take steps to fix it, a pair of Stanford-affiliated scholars urge in a recent <i>Foreign</i> …

Health Care

Math in Common October 2015

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Design Thinking

The Edge of Impossibility

It sometimes seems like Stanford exists in a special distortion of the space time continuum. The sun goes up and the sun goes down, but you could be …

Student Journalism

Academic Excellence

Courtesy: Stanford Athletics<p>Related Links<p><b>STANFORD, Calif.</b> - Fourteen members of the Stanford women's swimming and diving team were named Scholar …

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Genes That Affect Diseases And Other Traits May Be Scattered Across Genome

Biomedical researchers tend to envision genes for traits from height to Alzheimer’s disease as being clustered in a limited number of pathways.<p>Two …

Biology

What Tiny Antennae On Our Cells Can Tell Us About The Genetics Of Obesity

In 1675, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, the inventor of the microscope, discovered a tiny antenna that sticks out of our cells. Until the last 20 years …

Biology

Heart disease treatment fights health problems with … photosynthesis?

Why it matters to you<p>Photosynthesis isn't just for plants. Stanford researchers want to use it to save lives, too.<p>You are probably most familiar with …

Medicine

Racism against blacks ‘deeply rooted’ in US political system: Analyst

The culture of racism against African Americans is “deeply rooted” in the US political system, a black journalist in Detroit says.

Black Lives Matter

How a Simple Writing Exercise in Middle School Led to Higher College Enrollment

« Where's the Money? Key Takeaways From New Census School Funding Data | Main<p>A little push at the right time can help move disadvantaged black and …

Education

Medical Retirement

Twelve years ago, I picked up a volleyball and learned to play a sport with which I would soon fall in love. It would bring me some of my happiest …

Volleyball

How to encourage muscle stem cells to replace missing muscle? A familiar home, a few friends and some healthy exercise

I’ve been writing a lot recently about ways to tinker with muscle stem cells to encourage them to repair muscles injured by overuse or trauma. But …

Muscle

The Magic of Tyrone McGraw

Courtesy: David Kiefer<p>Related Links<p>TYRONE McGRAW made me see the world differently.<p>While working on a feature story on McGraw, a two-sport athlete in …

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