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Grand Roundup: Top posts for the week of Feb. 7

Image of the Week: Mystery man and his mystery machine: Another "mystery photo" from the Stanford Medical History Center Flickr photo stream.

Why are female physicians paid less than male ones?: Numerous media outlets covered a study showing that a widening pay gap exists between male and female physicians. Stanford sociologist Shelley Correll, PhD, an expert in gender inequality, comments on the findings.

Valentine's Day in a dish: heart cells made from skin cells help study, treat disease: Videos showing heart cells created from skin cells illustrate the work of Stanford's Ricardo Dolmetsch, PhD. Dolmetsch and his colleagues performed the conversion using iPS-cell technology, in which cells can be reprogrammed in a petri dish into embryonic-stem-cell-like induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells.

Stanford Professor Jennifer Aaker to deliver a keynote at Medicine 2.0: Larry Chu, MD, the organizing chair of the Medicine 2.0 conference at Stanford this fall announces that Graduate School of Business Professor Jennifer Aaker, PhD, has been confirmed as the opening keynote speaker for the conference starting Sept. 17.

Food stamp use shows scope of child poverty: Findings published in 2009 in the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine suggest child poverty in the United States is even more widespread than previously suspected. Stanford's Paul Wise, MD, comments on the findings and how the current economic downturn is making the situation worse.

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