Assisted suicide supported across ethnicities
A survey regarding attitudes toward physician-assisted death was published June 9 — the day that the practice took effect in California.
Brain activity during cooperation differs by sex
When the researchers asked people to cooperate with a partner, then tracked the brain activity of both participants, they found that males and females had different patterns of shared brain activity.
Proposal to expand treatment of worm infections
A study supports a greatly expanded treatment program for parasitic worm diseases that could save millions from disability and possible death in sub-Saharan Africa.
Tech Bar opens
The School of Medicine has launched the Tech Bar — its own version of the Apple Genius Bar — to service smartphones, tablets and laptops on a drop-in basis.
Design thinking to improve patient experience
Students in a two-day course offered by the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford looked for ways to improve the patient experience in the Stanford emergency department.
Reproducible research: A hunt for the truth
Researchers write that “reproducibility,” “replicability” and several other terms are not used consistently in scientific communication.
Book, magazine donations sought
The Volunteer Resources Office at Stanford Health Care receives many requests each day from patients and families for magazines and books to help pass the time.
Insight into bacterial resilience, antibiotic targets
A study by researchers at Stanford and UCSF has generated a new understanding of the fundamental gene networks that make bacteria so resilient to environmental stress and, increasingly, to antibacterial drugs.
Swetter on choosing sunscreen
With summer just around the corner, a Stanford dermatologist discusses how to think about SPF labels, how to properly apply sunscreen, the differences between UVA and UVB radiation and more. what to consider when choosing a sunscreen and how to use it properly.
Stem-cell therapy for stroke trial successful
People disabled by a stroke demonstrated substantial recovery long after the event when modified adult stem cells were injected into their brains.
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