Exploring the essence of life

This issue of Stanford Medicine magazine highlights fundamental research at Stanford Medicine and the many ways in which scientists are exploring the science of life.

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Upfront is a quick look at the latest development from Stanford Medicine

Letter from the Dean

Unlocking the secrets of human biology

Closing gaps in our understanding of the human body is central for precision health


Shaili Jain, author of book called 'The Unspeakable Mind'

A legacy of trauma

A PTSD expert examines whether changes from extreme stress embed into family genetics

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Animal magnetism

Scientists find neurons that hard-wire brains to recognize the sex of strangers

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Positively healing

Allergy treatment works better when side effects are seen as good news

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