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May 8, 2017
Vol. 9, No. 9
Stanford art students get lesson on the evolution of anatomy illustration

Stanford art students get lesson on the evolution of anatomy illustration

Historical curator Drew Bourn of Lane Medical Library recently reveals how a 16th-century anatomy book revolutionized medical education.

 
 
Scientists assemble working human forebrain circuits in a lab dish
 

Scientists assemble working human forebrain circuits in a lab dish

Stanford investigators fused two stem-cell-derived neural spheroids, each containing a different type of human neuron, then watched as one set of neurons migrated and hooked up with the other set.

 
In-home care of dementia patients falls mainly on women
 

In-home care of dementia patients falls mainly on women

As the population ages, a surge in patients with dementia will place an inordinate burden on working women, risking “hard-fought gains for equality in the workplace,” according to Stanford researchers.

 
California handgun sales spiked after two mass shootings
 

California handgun sales spiked after two mass shootings

In the six weeks after the Newtown and San Bernardino mass shootings, handguns sales jumped in California, yet there is little research on why — or on the implications for public health, according to a Stanford researcher.

 
5 Questions: Samuel So on stamping out viral hepatitis in the U.S.
 

5 Questions: Samuel So on stamping out viral hepatitis in the U.S.

A Stanford liver disease expert and leading anti-hepatitis campaigner recently discussed what it will take to rub out viral hepatitis and why it’s important. Hint: It causes more than 20,000 U.S. deaths annually.

 
Report details how to reduce impact of climate change on human health
 

Report details how to reduce impact of climate change on human health

A Stanford report last fall offered wide-ranging recommendations to the new president of the United States for mitigating the grave effects of climate change on human health.

 
Wide array of research projects in 34th annual symposium
 

Wide array of research projects in 34th annual symposium

Juggling medical school and scientific research, Stanford students came together in a poster board competition to show the depth and breadth of their projects, from global health to stem cells.

 
Vantage point: Threat to Medicaid puts children’s health care on the line

Vantage point: Threat to Medicaid puts children’s health care on the line

If Medicaid funding is compromised, it destabilizes the entire children’s health care system on two fronts, writes the president and CEO of Stanford Children’s Health.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Waldo Concepcion, Carolyn Lee, Peter Tass and others.


Inside Stanford Medicine is a twice-monthly newspaper that reports on the accomplishments and activities of the faculty, staff and students in the Stanford Medicine community. To suggest a story or to get more information, contact editor John Sanford at (650) 723-8309 or jsanford@stanford.edu.

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