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In this piece, Dean Lloyd Minor argues that doctors and researchers have a responsibility to educate people about the role and value of science.

In this piece, Dean Lloyd Minor argues that doctors and researchers have a responsibility to educate people about the role and value of science.

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Stanford researchers have shown in rats that pharmacologically active amounts of a fast-acting anesthetic drug could be released from nanoparticle "cages" in small, specified brain areas at which the scientists had aimed a beam of focused ultrasound. In principle, the same approach could work for many drugs with widely differing pharmacological actions and psychiatric applications, and even for some chemotherapeutic drugs used to combat cancer.

Stanford researchers have shown in rats that pharmacologically active amounts of a fast-acting anesthetic drug could be released from nanoparticle "cages" in small, specified brain areas at which the scientists had aimed a beam of focused ultrasound. In principle, the same approach could work for many drugs with widely differing pharmacological actions and psychiatric applications, and even for some chemotherapeutic drugs used to combat cancer.

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Geneticist Michael Snyder has tracked the expression of his genes for three years, focusing on changes in response to chronic or acute disease.

Geneticist Michael Snyder has tracked the expression of his genes for three years, focusing on changes in response to chronic or acute disease.

A team of Stanford researchers has designed a new flexible "micropillar" electrode to study the behavior of heart cells without affecting their behavior.

A team of Stanford researchers has designed a new flexible "micropillar" electrode to study the behavior of heart cells without affecting their behavior.

In this radio show, Stanford bioethicist David Magnus and host Russ Altman discuss the ethical implications of using AI in health care.

In this radio show, Stanford bioethicist David Magnus and host Russ Altman discuss the ethical implications of using AI in health care.

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Stanford researchers found that people who underwent a virtual reality experience, called “Becoming Homeless,” were more empathetic toward the homeless.

Stanford researchers found that people who underwent a virtual reality experience, called “Becoming Homeless,” were more empathetic toward the homeless.

Health care innovators should take a needs-driven approach, writes Paul Yock, founder of the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign.

Health care innovators should take a needs-driven approach, writes Paul Yock, founder of the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign.

Stanford engineer Ellen Kuhl is using computer modeling to provide insight into the progress of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.

Stanford engineer Ellen Kuhl is using computer modeling to provide insight into the progress of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.

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At a recent conversation hosted by Dean Lloyd Minor, journalist and entrepreneur Jessica Lessin discusses the state of technology and journalism.

At a recent conversation hosted by Dean Lloyd Minor, journalist and entrepreneur Jessica Lessin discusses the state of technology and journalism.

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A Stanford study examines a key aspect of artificial intelligence: If machines provide advice for patient care, who should those machines be learning from?

A Stanford study examines a key aspect of artificial intelligence: If machines provide advice for patient care, who should those machines be learning from?

A better understanding of how nanoparticles move from the bloodstream into a tumor could eventually lead to more effective cancer treatment.

A better understanding of how nanoparticles move from the bloodstream into a tumor could eventually lead to more effective cancer treatment.

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