Inside Stanford Medicine View web version
Sept. 11, 2017
Vol. 9, No. 16
Among first-year medical students, wide variety of experiences

Among first-year medical students, wide variety of experiences

Stanford's Office of MD Admissions looks for applicants with the potential to shine in the classroom and the clinic, as well as with the qualities of a future leader in health care.

 
 
Fathers of American newborns keep getting older
 

Fathers of American newborns keep getting older

While data on the moms of newborn American children has been abundant, equivalent data on dads hasn’t — a gap that Stanford scientists have now filled.

 
Immune system changes during pregnancy are precisely timed
 

Immune system changes during pregnancy are precisely timed

A woman’s immune system changes throughout a normal pregnancy in a highly orchestrated manner, Stanford researchers have found. The findings lay the groundwork for tests to predict preterm birth.

 
Nearly all microbes inside us unknown to science
 

Nearly all microbes inside us unknown to science

A Stanford survey of DNA fragments circulating in the blood suggests the microbes living within us are vastly more diverse than previously known. In fact, 99 percent of that DNA has never been seen before.

 
Online game challenges players to design on/off switch for CRISPR
 

Online game challenges players to design on/off switch for CRISPR

Players will try to design a molecule that can turn CRISPR gene-editing on and off. Success could open the door to new research and therapies.

 
The fearful eye
 

The fearful eye

Andrew Huberman on using virtual reality to overcome your fears…

 
Expect the unexpected, Lucy Kalanithi advises new students

Expect the unexpected, Lucy Kalanithi advises new students

The Stanford internist spoke with Dean Lloyd Minor about medicine, empathy and physician burnout at an event for incoming students.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Michele Barry, Michael Kapiloff, Vivianne Tawfik 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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