As part of an event Wednesday intended to celebrate the intersection of medicine and the arts, Stanford School of Medicine students displayed creative works ranging from an original violin piece to belly dancing. Three students were also recognized as winners of the Global Health Essay Competition.
“Social media has more eyewitnesses than ever, recording the voices of people on the ground,” said Storify CEO and co-founder Burt Herman to an audience in McClatchy Hall yesterday afternoon. “There is so much amazing source material out there that we can’t just passively look at what people are saying, but we have to drive through social media and see what people think.”
Using a computer model of the hepatitis C disease, Stanford researchers have shown that two new drugs intended to target the virus are cost-effective for patients suffering from advanced hepatitis C, despite some significant side effects.
Declining newspaper ad revenue and changing readership behaviors have contributed to a “psychological crisis” in the journalism industry, according to current Stanford Knight Journalism Fellow Anita Zielina, who spoke Tuesday at the Bechtel International Center. Zielina said journalists have tended to be pessimistic about the future of newspaper use, which has led to layoffs and general uncertainty about how the industry should change in order to regain an audience.
Menlo Park has been responding enthusiastically to Facebook’s proposed expansion of its headquarters, with citizens and officials expressing their support for the development. Supporters detailed a list of long-term and short-term benefits the city expects to receive from Facebook at a Menlo Park city council meeting last Tuesday.