Less repetitive behavior seen in autistic girls
A study of about 800 children with autism found gender differences in a core feature of the disorder, as well as in the youngsters’ brain structures.
New medical students discuss ethical challenges
During orientation, Stanford’s new class of medical students met with deans to pause and reflect on the meaning of pledging their lives to the compassionate care of patients and the challenges involved in achieving that goal.
Interacting in Spanish in the clinic
A study has found higher rates of patient satisfaction among Hispanic, Spanish-speaking families that are able to discuss their children’s surgical care in their native language.
Charlotte Jacobs on 'Jonas Salk: A Life'
Physician-author Charlotte Jacobs, MD, professor emerita of medicine at Stanford, spent the past decade digging through archives, conducting over a hundred interviews and reading countless first-hand accounts and period news to write her latest biography.
Researchers home in on biological cause of ALS
A mutation linked to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis interferes with the transport of proteins in and out of a cell’s nucleus. Targeting this pathway with drugs or therapies may one day help patients with neurodegenerative disease.
Spectrum accepting grant proposals; deadline Sept. 30
Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to projects ranging from medical technologies to therapeutics to community engagement.