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…
Thinking outside of the box: A conversation about mental health with Stanford psychiatrist Amit Etkin
When it comes to treating mental illness, Amit Etkin, MD, PhD, is thinking outside of the box and collaborating with other Stanford scientists to map the origins of mental illnesses in the brain and develop improved treatments for depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Maria Grazia Roncarolo on fast-tracking stem cell and gene therapy to the clinic
Leading stem-cell expert and Stanford professor of pediatrics Maria Grazia Roncarolo, MD, will be leading a session on stem cell and gene therapy at Stanford’s inaugural Child X conference this spring.
Stanford launches smartphone app to study heart health
A free iPhone app allows users to contribute to a study of human heart health while learning about the health of their own hearts, and uses a new software framework developed by Apple.
Days are long, years are short: Paul Kalanithi on time
In this 1:2:1 podcast, Stanford neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi opens up about his battle with terminal lung cancer and how he is facing his own mortality.
Steven Brill on "America's Bitter Pill"
In his new book, "America's Bitter Pill, Steven Brill reignites a conversation about health care in America.
Seth Ammerman on the AAP's stance against marijuana legalization
In this 1:2:1 podcast, adolescent medicine specialist Seth Ammerman, MD, discusses the AAP’s stance on youth and marijuana.
Researchers isolate stem cell that gives rise to bones, cartilage in mice
The discovery of a skeletal stem cell in mice sets the stage for new methods to grow cartilage and bone for use in medical therapies.
Christopher Scott on the new face of longevity research
Stanford bioethicist Christopher Scott, PhD, says longevity research is on the brink of something big.
Scientists seek to map origins of mental illness, develop noninvasive treatment
A collaborative Stanford project could lead to improved treatments for depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Bill Newsome on Stanford's "Big Ideas" and the state of neuroscience
Bill Newsome, PhD, is challenging faculty to think broadly about the intersections of neuroscience with society, engineering, medicine, and other fields, through the Stanford Neurosciences Institute's Big Ideas initiative.