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Virtual reality helps caregivers ease anxiety for young patients

A team at Packard, working with game developers and using funding from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health and private donors, also …

Medicine

Focused ultrasound offers new hope for shrinking tumors in children

“It was nerve-wracking treating someone so young,” Ghanouni says. The technology had been used for a few desmoid tumors in adults, and Ghanouni and …

Medicine

Stanford freshman headed to Nobel Prize Awards Ceremony to present research | Scope Blog

Stanford undergrad Prathik Naidu has some big plans this weekend: He’s heading to Sweden to present his research at Sunday’s Nobel Prize Awards …

Sweden

Jeff Bingaman, Former United States Senator from New Mexico, in Conversation with Professor Pamela S. Karlan

<b>Jeff Bingaman, JD ’68 – Former United States Senator from New Mexico</b><p>THESE DAYS, JEFF BINGAMAN, JD ’68, DOESN’T MISS THE SENATE MUCH—OR ENVY HIS …

Law

New report provides recommendations to reduce the cost of prescription drugs in the U.S.

People living in the United States spend more per capita on prescription drugs than people living in any other country. In an effort to make …

Pharma

On the road to diabetes: How to halt disease progression and turn back to health

While diabetes is a serious chronic disease with devastating complications, it usually develops after years of insulin resistance, or pre-diabetes. …

Diabetes

Trustees talk land-use, concerns about GOP tax proposals

The Board of Trustees convened earlier this week for its second meeting of the academic year, discussing Congressional tax proposals and their …

Education

Update on Stanford GSB Financial Aid

December 7, 2017<p>Dear Stanford GSB Community,<p>I am writing to provide an update on Stanford GSB’s historical practice of awarding financial aid, what …

Business School

Uptick in gun violence research reveals several consequences of policy changes

There’s good news, of sorts, on the gun violence research front — namely that there’s an increasing number of studies on the issue, which has long …

Guns

A Dramatic Reduction of Protected Federal Land: Parsing the Administration’s Proposals to Cut Back Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Monuments

On Monday, President Trump announced the dramatic reduction in protected federal land in Utah, including cutting Bears Ears National Monument …

Law

New Stanford study analyzes recent research on causes of gun violence

December 7, 2017<p>Consensus is growing in recent research evaluating the impact of right-to-carry concealed handgun laws, showing that they increase …

Law

SLS Announces "Stanford Legal" Radio Program on SiriusXM Stanford Radio

<b>Exclusive show to take on, decipher America’s toughest legal issues of the day</b><p><b>Co-hosted by Stanford Law Professor and leading legal scholar Pamela</b> …

Law

NCAA Top 10 - Stanford University

Courtesy: Stanford Athletics<p>Related Links<p><b>STANFORD, Calif. –</b> Three-time NCAA champion and two-time Olympic gold medalistMaggie Steffensis one of 10 …

Stanford Cardinal

How to master the neuro exam

As a medical student, neurology can be one of the most intimidating rotations. The brain is so complex and the neuro exam so difficult to master that …

Medicine

Sad numbers: what is wrong with Russian non-profit media?

I am spending this academic year at Stanford trying to answer the question “How might we secure financial sustainability of independent investigative …

Creativity in workforce development and innovation

Bibliography<p>Includes bibliographical references and index.<p>Contents<p>Chapter 1. The case for creativity and innovation<br>• Chapter 2. What is …

Creativity

Newly renovated Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford to open its doors | Scope Blog

This is a big week for the Stanford Medicine community: The renovated Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford will officially open its doors on …

Health Care

A natural fix for heart valves

In the operating room, cardiac surgeon Joseph Woo, MD, is poised to begin a challenging operation on a man whose aorta and aortic valve have been …

Medicine

Seven Stanford Medicine faculty members appointed to endowed professorships

Daniel Chang, Howard Chang, Christopher Garcia, Amy Ladd, William Maloney, Geoffrey Tabin and Jerome Yesavage have been appointed to endowed …

Medicine

Researchers investigate fruit flies as a step toward understanding the human brain

Researchers have been trying to map out the brain’s complex neural circuits to understand how diseases like Parkinson’s disrupt healthy brain …

Molecular Biology

What would a CVS-Aetna merger mean for health consumers?

CVS Health recently announced it would buy Aetna, the country’s third-largest health insurance company, for $69 billion — a deal that could revamp …

Health Care

Students’ early test scores do not predict academic growth over time, Stanford research finds

A new analysis of data from all public school districts in the United States indicates that poverty does not determine the effectiveness of a school.

Stanford senior Madeleine Chang named a 2018 Rhodes Scholar

Madeleine Chang is one of four Stanford seniors and an alumnus who will head to the University of Oxford next fall to begin their graduate studies as …

Nambur students chosen for Stanford programme

Three students of VVIT, Nambur have been selected for the prestigious Innovation Fellowship programme of Stanford University. The engineering …

Education

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford celebrates new facility | Scope Blog

On Nov. 30, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its new building.<p>Slated to welcome its first …

An ‘accidental professor’ leads Stanford’s Faculty Senate

Elizabeth Hadly, professor of biology and faculty director of Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, chairs the Faculty Senate, which is celebrating its …

Education

Children’s care at risk when families have no place to call home

Joy’s mom, Patricia Gutierrez, walked her to preschool, the local playground and a nearby mall. “She likes to be independent,” Gutierrez says of Joy, …

Housing

At code-a-thon, participants asked to develop solutions to combat the opioid epidemic

This week programmers from across the country will convene in Washington, D.C., to take part in a code-a-thon hosted by the U.S. Department of Health …

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Affordable Care Act plans provide risk protection, but use of ratings can be misleading

Most relatively healthy Affordable Care Act plan consumers pay more out-of-pocket than they may have thought based on the rating level — from bronze …

Health Care

Many different types of anxiety and depression exist, new study finds

Five new categories of mental illness that cut across the current more broad diagnoses of anxiety and depression have been identified by researchers …

Depression