Podcast: The relationship between science and magic
When he’s not developing computer models to improve cancer detection, Parag Mallick, PhD, is juggling fire, walking on stilts or mastering card tricks. In this podcast, he talks about how he became a member of a professional performance troupe and the relationship between science and magic.
Schneider on disease and data sculptures
Many infectious diseases, including malaria, are marked by cyclical ups and downs. David Schneider takes a creative approach to making sense of those ups and downs.
Biodesign marks 15th anniversary
Stanford Biodesign has been renamed the Byers Center for Biodesign, and it’s now focusing on creating health-care technology that’s affordable.
Gamers to help design TB test
A new version of the Eterna video game could allow citizen scientists to design a molecule that would simplify the widespread use of a new TB test.
Zika and its effects on the developing fetus
Desiree LaBeaud, MD, discusses the current understanding of Zika virus as an emerging pathogen and its effects on the developing fetus.
Childx speaker discusses children's health
Dr. Zulfiqa Bhutta from the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto will be part of a Childx panel focusing on the critical needs of health systems in low- and middle-income countries.
Harry Oberhelman dies at 92
Oberhelman, who trained more than 160 surgical residents and served as chief of general surgery for decades, died Feb. 10.
In this 1:2:1 podcast, Tom Brokaw discusses his battle with cancer.
Veteran NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw takes life at a much different pace than during his swashbuckling days as a mega broadcaster. In 2013, he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma at age 73.
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.
Podcast: Part memoir, part science, part inspiration and a lot of practical instruction
In his 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.
Memoir tackles mortality and facing an early death
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."…
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.