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  • Drug Discovery Symposium runs April 19-20

    The annual conference will feature an interdisciplinary cast of researchers, industry leaders and policymakers who will discuss advances in therapeutics, including COVID-19 treatments.

  • Face, brain development share many genes

    Researchers at Stanford and KU Leuven have identified more than 70 genes that affect variation in both brain and facial structure. The genes don’t influence cognitive ability, further debunking beliefs that intelligence can be assessed by facial features.

  • Biochemist Robert Baldwin dies at 93

    Baldwin propelled leaps in scientists’ understanding of how proteins assemble themselves into the three-dimensional shapes that are essential to their function.

  • Cancer diagnoses increase at 65, study finds

    Analyzing a national cancer database, researchers find a bump in diagnoses at 65, suggesting that many wait for Medicare to kick in before they seek care.

  • Using population data to prevent disease in individuals

    In a virtual chat, the School of Medicine’s dean and the chair of epidemiology and population health discussed how the seemingly distinct fields can intersect to boost health equity.

  • Recognition for mitral valve repair

    Mia Cadua underwent surgery for mitral valve repair at Stanford Health Care, which was recently recognized for its excellent record with the procedure.

  • New fellows at bioengineering institute

    Drew Endy, Michael Moseley and Fan Yang have been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s college of fellows, which is composed of distinguished medical and biological engineers.

  • New director of Biodesign Center

    Makower will take over leadership of the center, which is dedicated to training people to be health-technology innovators, in the summer.

  • Medical students meet their matches

    Medical students learned on March 19 where they would be heading for their residencies.

  • Bioethicist Ernlé Young dies at 88

    An anti-apartheid activist, humanitarian, theologian, scholar, outdoorsman and skilled woodworker, Young co-founded the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics.

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