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Feb 22 2018 | PBS - KQED
New research will transform the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Carolyn Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D. Director of the Translational OCD Research Program at Stanford Medicine, explains the latest research including potential rapid acting medication.
Feb 18 2018 | CNBC
The human brain evolved to scan for things that improve our survivability, Ellen Leanse says. But these days many of us are scanning for Facebook 'Likes' and other social media notifications instead. Leanse teaches a Stanford course that encourages students to design products that spur creativity...
Feb 13 2018 | Fortune
Although drug reps are just one small piece of the puzzle, and heroin and illicit fentanyl account for at least half of all opioid overdose deaths today, prescription opioids are still a huge part of the problem, and opioid prescribing has decreased only 15% to 20% since its peak in 2012, despite...
Feb 12 2018 | KQED - npr
The average adult checks their phone 50 to 300 times each day, and smartphones use psychological tricks that encourage our continued high usage — some of the same tricks slot machines use to hook gamblers.
Feb 8 2018 | CNBC - Make It
Schools across the country should dust off their "If you believe it, you can achieve it" posters, because scientists from Stanford University have discovered the brain pathway that directly links a positive attitude with achievement.
Feb 6 2018 | Vilcek Foundation
Perseverance might well be Sergiu Pasca’s middle name. The first in his family to attend college, Pasca, now an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University, has secured a place on the international neuroscience stage through sheer force of will.
Feb 4 2018 | KQED - NPR
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with virtual reality researcher Jeremy Bailenson about his new book Experience on Demand. And she also tries some VR herself.
Feb 2 2018 | The Mercury News
Sergiu P. Pasca uses models of the human brain, created through cellular reprogramming technology, to explore the biological underpinnings of brain disease.
Jan 30 2018 | The Mercury News
An elite team of computer scientists and medical experts from Google and three major U.S. universities believe they’ve found the best way yet to predict whether a hospitalized patient will end up leaving via the front doors or the loading dock at the morgue.
Jan 22 2018 | KQED - Science
Since October, when dozens of women accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, a torrent of stories about male sexual misconduct has roiled workplaces in entertainment, journalism, government and the restaurant industry. Even yoga teachers now face a day of reckoning.