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Apr 17 2018 | NeuWrite West
Humans are biased, including against particular groups of people, and often subconsciously. Biases may have been useful for our evolutionary ancestors – for instance, allowing for quick, stereotyped responses to potential threats or prey. Unfortunately, they are not so useful for social or...
Apr 17 2018 | NeuWrite West
From courtroom sentencing to graduate school admissions, from voting on the president to choosing who to sit next to on the bus, our biases play a role in the decisions we make and the actions we take.
Scientists have made an important step forward in addressing one of the worst human cancers, a brain tumor called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) that affects school-age kids and has a median survival time of only 10 months.
In mice, a fatal brainstem tumor was cleared by injecting it with engineered T cells that recognized the cancer and targeted it for destruction. The Stanford discovery is moving to human trials.
Carol Dweck, PhD, Stanford professor of psychology, has spent her career investigating how having a growth mindset — the belief that traits such as intelligence or health are not fixed, but can be changed with effort — helps kids succeed.
The researchers who warned about abuses of Facebook data show how psychological profiling gets results.
This excerpt from a moving short film highlights Ting's journey from loss to healing and explains why he chose to establish the Esther Ting Memorial Professorship in Addiction Medicine at Stanford.
Clinical depression affects more than 16 million people in the United States, and each year, 44,000 people in this country die by suicide.
Apr 11 2018 | NeuWrite West
Anxiety is a feeling we all face on a daily basis about our jobs, our relationships, and even the meaning of our lives. But when normal anxiety gets so severe that it interferes with daily functioning it becomes generalized anxiety disorder. But where is the seat of anxiety in the brain?
Apr 10 2018 | Stanford Engineering
What if clinician imperfection could be improved by a form of artificial intelligence that continuously detects, and prompts correction of, defects in bedside care?