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May 23, 2016
Vol. 8, No. 10
Mom's voice activates many different regions in children's brains

Mom's voice activates many different regions in children's brains

A far wider swath of brain areas is activated when children hear their mothers than when they hear other voices, and this brain response predicts a child’s social communication ability, a new study finds.

 
 
Less decline than expected in rate of brain, spine defects after folic acid fortification program
 

Less decline than expected in rate of brain, spine defects after folic acid fortification program

Rates of neural tube birth defects were already dropping before folic acid food fortification began in the late 1990s, but the decline has since slowed, according to a large new study.

 
Stanford Medicine magazine explores how relationships influence health
 

Stanford Medicine magazine explores how relationships influence health

The spring issue of the magazine explores the many ways our connections with others influence our health and our lives. Also included is a Q&A with Jessie and Glenn Close on ending the stigma of mental illness.

 
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford celebrates 25 years
 

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford celebrates 25 years

The June 10 anniversary also kicks off a one-year countdown to the opening of a 520,000 square foot, state-of-the-art, new main building of the hospital.

 
Trauma service turns 30
 

Trauma service turns 30

The doctors and nurses with Stanford’s Level 1 trauma service treat the Peninsula’s most gravely injured residents and conduct research on how to improve care.

 
Small wonder: How nanotechnology could detect and treat cancer
 

Small wonder: How nanotechnology could detect and treat cancer

A growing field called nanotechnology is allowing researchers to manipulate molecules and structures much smaller than a single cell to enhance our ability to see, monitor and destroy cancer cells in the body.

 
Spirit, Leadership award winners announced

Spirit, Leadership award winners announced

Tacy Abbott Framhein and Charlene Rotandi have been named winners of the Anne G. Crowe Spirit Award, and Teresa Burk and Jacqueline Genovese received the Inspiring Change Leadership Award.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about William Kennedy, Laura Roberts and others.


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