Volume 21 Number 1
By Ruthann Richter
Some residents are grateful for new rules limiting the hours of resident service. Yet many faculty and residents question whether they will really lead to fewer mistakes and better patient care. In fact, some believe the rules have created more opportunity for error. >> Read Story
By Krista Conger
Trade your scalpel for a joystick – and gain a surgical team member with an incredible set of hands. >> Read Story
By Susan Ipaktchian
Attracting a critical mass of minority students: Done. Convincing them to build careers in academia: Not so easy. >> Read Story
Cancer center opens: A new building advances Stanford's plan to raise its profile in cancer treatment and research.
Short take: An oocyte (almost) never forgets – Scientists reveal how a living cell holds on to its memories.
Scope: A quick look at the latest developments at Stanford University Medical Center
Mission: Translational: Brain teaser – How can cancer patients protect their brains from radiation treatment's harmful effects? The answer might lie in your medicine cabinet.
Ask the bioethicist: Physician-assisted suicide – Is it ever justified?
Second opinion: Open-stack policy – A plan to make scientific publications freely available to all
The backstory: Herds of cats corralled
to create Web site
Linda Hawes Clever, MD, '65
President, Stanford Medical Alumni Association
Spring symposium provides a time to reconnect. >> Read Letter
Sheri Fink, MD, opens eyes to wartime's medical quandaries. >> Read Story
This distinguished physician's life of learning included a crash course in medicine. >> Read Story
Alumni dispatches beginning from the 1940s. >> Read Story