The scenario many of us learned in school is that two X chromosomes make someone female, and an X and a Y chromosome make someone male. These are simplistic ways of thinking about what is scientifically very complex.
Writer Loren Stephens reflects on her father's death from cancer and on her family's decision to hide the terminal diagnosis from him. This is part of Scope's collaboration with the publication Months to Years.
Researchers at Stanford are harnessing sound and acoustics to innovate technologies that boost medical and health applications; from a stethoscope that "hears" brain waves, to software that identifies the hums of mosquitoes.
In this installment of "Aspirin for prevention," physician-researcher Randall Stafford provides tips to calculate the risk of heart disease or stroke, to inform decisions about taking aspirin preventatively.