Inside Stanford Medicine View web version
June 20, 2016
Vol. 8, No. 12
Don’t despair in the face of failure, biochemist tells grads

Don’t despair in the face of failure, biochemist tells grads

Peter Kim, the medical school’s keynote speaker at this year’s diploma ceremony, recounted the failure he and fellow scientists faced in trying to create an effective HIV/AIDS vaccine.

 
 
Study finds differences in male, female brain activity when it comes to cooperation
 

Study finds differences in male, female brain activity when it comes to cooperation

When the researchers asked people to cooperate with a partner, then tracked the brain activity of both participants, they found that males and females had different patterns of shared brain activity.

 
Ramping up treatment of parasitic worm disease cost-effective, researchers find
 

Ramping up treatment of parasitic worm disease cost-effective, researchers find

A study supports a greatly expanded treatment program for parasitic worm diseases that could save millions from disability and possible death in sub-Saharan Africa.

 
Sofia Montoya: Living proof of the power of CPR
 

Sofia Montoya: Living proof of the power of CPR

Sofia Montoya, 8, survived cardiac arrest because a staff member at her school and first responders gave her CPR after she collapsed on the school’s playground.

 
Study finds support across ethnicities for physician-assisted death
 

Study finds support across ethnicities for physician-assisted death

A survey regarding attitudes toward physician-assisted death was published June 9 — the day that the practice took effect in California.

 
Possible psoriasis drug target identified
 

Possible psoriasis drug target identified

Researchers have discovered a protein involved in psoriasis, a highly common skin disease, opening up new potentials for therapy.

 
Mohs surgery for melanoma in situ offered at Stanford Health Care

Mohs surgery for melanoma in situ offered at Stanford Health Care

This spring Stanford Health Care began using the Mohs technique for melanoma in situ, which is less expensive than the traditional surgical approach, creates a smaller wound and reduces the cancer’s rate of recurrence.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Sanjay Basu, Ranak Trivedi and others.


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