Yvonne Maldonado, MD, discusses the Zika outbreak
The Zika virus has now been reported in 23 countries and territories in the Americas. Here in the United States, there have been about 50 cases of the virus in people who have traveled to infected areas and returned to the U.S.
Part memoir, part science, part inspiration and a lot of practical instruction
In new memoir, "Into the Magic Shop," Stanford professor, neurosurgeon, entrepreneur and philanthropist Jim Doty, MD, details his life’s journey from a hard scrabble upbringing to economic wealth that once seemed unimaginable.
How would you like to die? Tell your doctor in a letter
How would you like to die? To get these conversations started far and wide, VJ Periyakoil, MD, launched the Stanford Letter Project – a campaign to empower all adults to take the initiative to talk to their doctor about what matters most to them at life’s end. I…
When Breath Becomes Air: A conversation with Lucy Kalanithi, MD
In this podcast, Lucy Kalanithi, MD, talks about the words that her late husband, Stanford neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi, left behind -- a new book entitled, “When Breath Becomes Air."…
Neuroscience, optogenetics, and poetry: A word with Karl Deisseroth
Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD, calls the human brain “the most complicated object in the universe.” The Stanford psychiatrist and bioengineer is well-known for developing two game-changing techniques — optogenetics and CLARITY.
A "Well Designed Life" with Kyra Bobinet
In her new book,Well Designed Life: 10 Lessons in Brain Science & Design Thinking for a Mindful, Healthy, & Purposeful Life, Kyra Bobinet, MD, lays the groundwork for anyone to design the changes they want to see in their life.
A conversation with the Gates Foundation's Anita Zaidi
Anita Zaidi, MD, discusses the timely issues impacting the health of children around the world.
New bioengineering major off to its first year
From its outset, Stanford sought to imbue the Bioengineering Department with the different but essential traditions of the School of Engineering and School of Medicine.
Righting the greatest wrong
In this podcast, former President Jimmy Carter talks about the plight of women and girls around the globe.
Keith Humphreys on the nationwide heroin epidemic
New attention is being paid to a growing nationwide public health crisis - an epidemic of heroin use.
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.
Stanford Cancer Center South Bay opens to first patients
A patient and family advisory council recommended ways to maximize patient comfort at the new cancer center.
Getting under the skin of others
Actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith discusses her relationship to her own skin and how as a writer and actor she gets under the skin of her characters.