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    First generation medical students at Stanford matched with mentors

    Alvaro Amorin, a second-year Stanford medical student, immigrated to the United States from Peru when he was 15. During high school, he figured higher education wasn’t in the cards...

    Sep 21, 2017 https://professors.ac
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    Soft Robots

    Part of the reason I like science fiction is because it can be a thought-experiment about future technology and society. For this reason, like any self-respecting nerd, I often pay...

    Sep 19, 2017 https://professors.ac
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    • 23 hours ago

    Update on Arctic Sea Ice

    The extent of Arctic sea ice is an important marker for global climate change. In the last forty years it also has been unequivocally shrinking. NASA has been tracking Arctic sea i...

    Sep 18, 2017 https://professors.ac
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    Cassini’s Dramatic End

    The Cassini probe to Saturn has been considered one of the most successful space missions in history. Today it will plunge into the upper atmosphere of Saturn. As the atmosphere ge...

    Sep 15, 2017 https://professors.ac
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    Stars of Stanford Medicine: Avid runner and accessible health care advocate

    Alan Thong, MD, a Stanford clinical assistant professor of urology, is often found in the South Bay or East Bay, focusing on expanding access to Stanford’s comprehensive urological...

    Sep 15, 2017 https://professors.ac
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    • 5 days ago

    India Opens Homeopathy Laboratory

    As I continue my efforts to fight against pseudoscience in medicine, I often ask myself – how bad can it theoretically get? I have had this discussion with others as well, some of ...

    Sep 14, 2017 https://professors.ac
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    • 5 days ago

    Cureus medical journal aims to be the “digital scrub sink of the 21st century”

    I’ve struggled through the slow and often painful process of publishing, both as an author and peer reviewer. So I was curious about the medical journal Cureus, which aims to prese...

    Sep 14, 2017 https://professors.ac
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    • 1 week ago

    The Safety and Ethics of Self-Driving Cars

    Germany just came out with their first regulations for self-driving cars that address how they will be programmed with respect to safety. Specifically – what should the programming...

    Sep 13, 2017 https://professors.ac
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    PETA’s Counterproductive Attack on Young Researcher

    In North America house sparrows are a menace. They are an invasive species introduced in the 19th century, and have established themselves as a large population. Unfortunately they...

    Sep 18, 2017 https://professors.ac
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    How People Thrive

    There is a science to happiness and to what we might call thriving (sometimes called flourishing) – not just surviving, but being happy and fulfilled. Obviously any such phenomenon...

    Sep 16, 2017 https://professors.ac
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    Eliminating Personal Belief Exemptions for Vaccines

    In the US routine childhood vaccination is required for entry into public school, and in some states even private school. This is a reasonable public health policy. Vaccination not...

    Sep 15, 2017 https://professors.ac
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    Planting design seeds to fill diagnostic holes at low-income clinics

    Health policy researcher Kathryn McDonald, PhD, recently asked a group of physicians who work with low-income patients in San Francisco what keeps them up at night. They told her t...

    Sep 15, 2017 https://professors.ac
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    Naturejobs Career Expo London

    Springer Nature
    London, United Kingdom

    The Naturejobs Career Expo is the largest careers event and conference exclusively targeted towards the life sciences, physical sciences and medical field of study. We are proud to...

    Paper Deadline: Oct 02, 2017 Deadline: Oct 02, 2017 Starts: Oct 04, 2017
    Oct 04, 2017 0 0 Springer Nature
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    Stanford scientists find the immune clock of pregnancy to help understand preterm birth

    Much of human development happens on a flexible timeline. One kid might lose her first tooth at age five; another at age six. Both are normal. Pregnancy is different: It’s nine mon...

    Sep 13, 2017 https://professors.ac
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    Sustainably Using Space

    United Kingdom

    It does seem that human civilization has grown to such a point that sustainability is becoming a significant issue in many domains. Prior to the last century or so the world was re...

    Sep 13, 2017 https://professors.ac
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    The 26th Congress of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA 2018)

    FENS (Federation of European Neuroscience Societies)
    Nice, France

    EPA’s psychiatry congress will bring together expert clinical psychiatrists, researchers and leaders of stakeholder organizations in the field of mental health. The theme will be M...

    Paper Deadline: Feb 17, 2018 Deadline: Feb 24, 2018 Starts: Mar 03, 2018
    Mar 06, 2018 0 0 FENS (Federation of European Neuroscience Societies)
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    ECNP Workshop for Junior Scientists in Europe

    FENS (Federation of European Neuroscience Societies)
    Nice, France

    The ECNP Workshop is organised every year to stimulate high-quality neuroscience research into brain disorders and their treatments....

    Paper Deadline: Oct 16, 2018 Deadline: Oct 16, 2017 Starts: Mar 15, 2018
    Mar 18, 2018 0 0 FENS (Federation of European Neuroscience Societies)
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    Stanford Medicine’s stethoscope ceremony, in pictures

    And now, some more happy sights from last Friday’s stethoscope ceremony, where our newest MD students were officially welcomed to Stanford Medicine. “Not only are you extraordinari...

    Sep 16, 2017 https://professors.ac
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    Working to reverse blindness in the Himalayas and beyond

    The opening sentences alone grab you: “In the remote village where Geoff Tabin, MD, lived while working at a Nepalese hospital in the late 1980s, blindness was akin to a death sent...

    Sep 14, 2017 https://professors.ac
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    40 Years of Voyager

    On August 20th 1977 Voyager 2 was launched. On September 5th Voyager 1 followed. The reason 2 launched before 1 is because V1 was on a faster trajectory and would arrive at Jupiter...

    Sep 12, 2017 https://professors.ac
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    GMO and Dunning Kruger

    Japan

    Increasingly in modern society, with perpetual access to the internet, lack of information is far less of a problem than misleading or incorrect information. As Dunning (of Dunning...

    Sep 18, 2017 https://professors.ac
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    Talking love, loss and making choices with novelist Joyce Maynard

    I discovered novelist Joyce Maynard’s new memoir, The Best of Us, through — how else? — social media. Earlier in the summer a mutual friend posted on Facebook that the best-selling...

    Sep 19, 2017 https://professors.ac
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    John Oliver and the Nuclear Waste Hubbub

    Japan

    The most recent episode of John Oliver’s, Last Week Tonight, featured a discussion of how we handle (or don’t handle) nuclear waste in the US. This has spawned an interesting discu...

    Sep 15, 2017 https://professors.ac
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    On radiology reports: The case of Mr. X and the fistula

    Sometimes, I sneak an elusive “I” into my radiology reports, a micro-defiance against a system that has little use for first person reflections. Take the case of Mr. X, a man in hi...

    Sep 14, 2017 https://professors.ac
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    • 4 weeks ago

    Bacterial Solar Cells

    Plants make energy from light – a neat trick we would like to harness for our own use. Specifically, plants can turn sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into sugars, which are molec...

    Sep 12, 2017 https://professors.ac