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Teens get a taste of medical school

Local high school students spent a day at Stanford learning about various aspects of science and medicine as part of Med School 101.

In the “Paging Dr. Gadget” session, a student presents his team’s suggestion for an invention that would be more hygienic than tissues for dealing with a runny nose. The team came up with iSteam, a device that would first inject steam into the sinuses and then vacuum out the mucus and liquid. 
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Med School 101, a Stanford Medicine event that offers local teens a glimpse into the world of medical school, was held April 29 at the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge. More than 125 students from six Bay Area schools took part in a day of talks and demonstrations.

A student peers through a Foldscope, an inexpensive microscope made of folded paper and a bead of glass, in the “Frugal science” session.
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Students in “The brain whisperer” session learn how electrodes can be used to find out what parts of the living human brain are doing.
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