Fall 2005

Volume 22 Number 3
 Jump to the Alumni section: Stanford Med Alumni Update

Special section:
Brave new brain

Brain waves

We may soon be able to fine-tune moods and feelings with greater precision than the latest drugs or therapies allow. It's more than just a little unnerving. >> Read Story

• Sidebar: The meaning of dreams
• Sidebar: Stanford's neuroscience institute
• Sidebar: Neural play-by-play

Thoughts on the mind from the Dalai Lama

The Buddhist leader discusses neuroscience. >> Read Story

Building a better brain

Enhanced math skills? Superior problem-solving abilities? Just make your request early enough and the human brain will happily adjust. >> Read Story

The replacements

Strokes kill brain cells. Can scientists cajole new cells to swap in? >> Read Story

Pain's stronghold

Treating pain as a problem of the mind as well as the body leads to relief. >> Read Story

Piece of mind

Jimmy Breslin, the Pulitzer prize-winning author, writes about his brain surgery. >> Read Story


More Stanford Medicine

Letter from the Dean: Neuroscience will continue to raise important new questions, including how we use this knowledge and how we share it.

’Scope: A quick look at the latest developments at Stanford University Medical Center

Science: Awash in DNA data – The microarray is a tool that came out of Stanford labs a decade ago. Scientists are beginning to harness its power for patient care.

Ask the bioethicist: A gift from death – Is it true that people can become organ donors only if they are already brain dead before life support is withdrawn?

Short take: Home grown – A scarcity of viable embryonic stem cell lines spurs researchers to grow their own

In brief: It's a girl – Digital unwrapping reveals a little mummy's secrets

The back story: The path of an invitation – What brought the Dalai Lama to Stanford?


Stanford Med Alumni Update

Letter from SUMCAA President

Susan Knox , MD, '85
President, Stanford University Medical Center Alumni Association

A look at the year ahead. >> Read Letter

Alumni profile: Loren Eskenazi

An "only-in-California" practice leads to altars in the OR — and perhaps smoother recoveries. >> Read Story

Medical alumni reunions 2005

Some 400 alumni, faculty and guests gathered at Stanford May 6-7 for this year's reunions. >> Read Story

Class Notes

Catch up on the latest news about your classmates. >> Read Story