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    “This shouldn’t be the case in 2017”: A call for more research on transgender health

    Australia

    There’s a pressing need for more research into transgender health issues. That was the argument eloquently laid out at Stanford Medicine X talk this weekend by ePatient Charlie Blo...

    Sep 20, 2017 https://biobirds.com
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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://biobirds.com
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    Using design thinking to cope with chronic illness

    United States

    Design thinking may be able to help us disentangle one of the most perplexing complications in the prevention, management, and treatment of chronic disease: human behavior. At this...

    Sep 20, 2017 https://biobirds.com
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    Dean Lloyd Minor shares leadership lessons at Medicine X

    United Kingdom

    After graduating from medical school, Lloyd Minor, MD, now dean of School of Medicine, spent more than a decade honing his medical and research skills, developing the ability to in...

    Sep 20, 2017 https://biobirds.com
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    Update on Arctic Sea Ice

    United States

    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://biobirds.com
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    Now, that’s dogged research: Medicine X speaker shares a story of possibility

    United Kingdom

    When Doug Lindsay, a 21-year-old college student, first began to feel sick, he received a diagnosis of mononucleosis and was told to stay home and rest for the summer. He did, but ...

    Sep 19, 2017 https://biobirds.com
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    Grief in the time of social media

    United Kingdom

    When Alexis Roberts Keiner’s 9-year-old son died unexpectedly at day care in 2012, “we had to choose very quickly what kind of bereaved family we were going to be.” She shared her ...

    Sep 19, 2017 https://biobirds.com
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    Boosting physician wellness: Lessons from Stanford at Medicine X

    In a small, informal workshop at Stanford Medicine X on Sunday afternoon, a group of medical students, doctors and others met to discuss one of the biggest problems plaguing health...

    Sep 19, 2017 https://biobirds.com
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    Barriers in health care for people with disabilities: It’s not what you think

    On the final day of Stanford Medicine X, Alice Wong, founder and project coordinator of the Disability Visibility Project, moderated the poignant, at times humorous, and constructi...

    Sep 19, 2017 https://biobirds.com
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    Misconceptions about opioid use: A Medicine X discussion

    We often hear about the “opioid crisis” and its devastating effects — more than 90 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose and about 2 million suffer from substance use dis...

    Sep 18, 2017 https://biobirds.com
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    “The single most important opportunity of generations”: A call to reinvent caregiving

    Ai-jen Poo and her grandmother play mahjong together. “That’s our thing,” she says, with a smile. “She lets me win once a year on my birthday.” Always ready with a laugh and a stor...

    Sep 18, 2017 https://biobirds.com
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    Struggling to pick a hospital for cancer surgery? Medicine X panelists aim to help

    Researchers have known for several decades that it can make a big difference whether you go to a local hospital or to a specialty cancer center for surgery. In fact, one 2001 study...

    Sep 18, 2017 https://biobirds.com
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    Two hearts that beat as one: One twin’s fight to save her sister

    “Without time to waste, I instinctively grabbed Annie, thrust the car door open and began to sprint — with 70-pound Annie in my arms,” recalled 22-year-old Julia Kramer-Golinkoff i...

    Sep 18, 2017 https://biobirds.com
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    “We are all going to die” – so let’s talk about it, urges Medicine X speaker

    As part of a series of powerful talks at Stanford Medicine X this morning, Andrea Wilson took the stage to talk about what might be everyone’s least favorite subject. Death. Wilson...

    Sep 17, 2017 https://biobirds.com
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    Every single moment: One photographer’s journey with ALS

    It was a classic Medicine X moment: Patient-advocate and artist-in-residence Anthony Carbajal was on stage talking about his disease — “Having [it] really, really shows me that tim...

    Sep 17, 2017 https://biobirds.com
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    On humanity, dignity and seizing opportunity: A call to action at Medicine X

    The Friday mid-afternoon session of Stanford Medicine X featured three stories, each meant to jolt attendees out of their everyday thoughts, to prompt them to consider the meaning ...

    Sep 17, 2017 https://biobirds.com
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    “It’s going to take a collaborative effort”: Extending the enthusiasm of Medicine X beyond campus

    United States

    Lloyd Minor, MD, dean of the medical school, kicked off the second day of Stanford Medicine X by discussing some of today’s challenges in health care. After outlining work being do...

    Sep 17, 2017 https://biobirds.com
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    Cassini’s Dramatic End

    Australia

    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 16, 2017 https://biobirds.com
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    No longer spectators, Medicine X health entrepreneurs use digital tools to create change

    United States

    With her father beside her whispering encouragement, Lorelei Hoenen, a 6-year-old with a blonde ponytail, looked out across the silent crowd at Stanford Medicine X Friday morning. ...

    Sep 16, 2017 https://biobirds.com
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    A call for raised voices (with everyone included) as this year’s Medicine X begins

    There was a buzz in the air this morning as Larry Chu, MD, took the stage (to the event’s signature upbeat music) to kick off this year’s Medicine X conference — the highlight of a...

    Sep 16, 2017 https://biobirds.com
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    Research uncovers the neurons that drive thirst

    What makes us thirsty? On some level, the answer is obvious: If we don’t drink enough water, our bodies send us unpleasant wake-up calls in the form of dry mouths and an strong urg...

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

    United Kingdom

    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://biobirds.com
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    DNA sequence-directed shape change of photopatterned hydrogels via high-degree swelling

    Shape-changing hydrogels that can bend, twist, or actuate in response to external stimuli are critical to soft robots, programmable matter, and smart medicine. Shape change in hydr...

    Sep 15, 2017 https://biobirds.com
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    DNA replication-coupled histone modification maintains Polycomb gene silencing in plants

    Propagation of patterns of gene expression through the cell cycle requires prompt restoration of epigenetic marks after the twofold dilution caused by DNA replication. Here we show...

    Sep 15, 2017 https://biobirds.com
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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://biobirds.com