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Thank a blood collector this week

September 10, 2013 at 10:16 am
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By Dayna Kerecman Myers   We’re celebrating Blood Collectors Week from September 8-14, 2013. Blood centers across the nation take this time to thank blood collection staff for their efforts to ensure blood is available when needed, and to highlight...


Where are the Cures? Accelerating New Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis & All Diseases

September 25, 2012 at 9:24 am
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By Scott Johnson, president and founder of the Myelin Repair Foundation. Listen to Mr. Johnson speak live on this topic at our next Cafe Scientifique series on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 7 p.m.

Just like millions around the world and perhaps many of you, I am a patient. I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis over 30 years ago. At that time, I was told there would be a cure in 30 years. If I were diagnosed today, I would be told the same thing.


A Plan for Clean, Sustainable Energy Worldwide in 20-40 Years

March 27, 2012 at 9:54 am
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By Mark Z. Jacobson, PhD, Director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University

Global warming, air pollution, and energy insecurity are three of the most significant problems facing the world today. My upcoming talk at Stanford Blood Center's Café Scientifique on 3/29/12 discusses a plan to solve the problems by powering 100% of the world's energy for all purposes, including electricity, transportation, industry, and heating/cooling, with wind, water, and sunlight (WWS) within 20-40 years.


Living with Type 1 Diabetes

December 6, 2011 at 12:10 pm
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By Marina Basina, M.D., a diabetes expert and Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Endocrinology, Gerontology, Metabolism at Stanford University

Type I diabetes is an autoimmune condition in which the body's immune system inappropriately destroys the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. Insulin is a key hormone which moves glucose into the cells and allows it to be utilized for energy and growth. Without insulin, glucose rises in the bloodstream, causing an abnormally high level of sugar in the blood.


Sleep Disorders: Everything You Always Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask

June 2, 2011 at 7:59 am
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At our May 2011 Café Scientifique, Dr. Dement discussed the importance of sleep and the consequences of sleep deprivation, narrowing in on three major sleep disorders; insomnia, narcolepsy and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and best treatment practices. He also shared his personal challenges with insomnia. Click here to listen to the podcast from his talk.


Lessons on Stress From Wild Baboons

April 27, 2011 at 9:06 am
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Tweet By Kevin O’Neill, Business Development Specialist, Stanford Blood Center After waiting for a year because of his packed speaking engagement schedule, we recently had the privilege of hosting Dr. Robert Sapolsky, PhD at our Café Scientifique series for a...


The George Bailey Effect

March 29, 2011 at 11:59 am
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Tweet After pregnancy complications in the spring of 2000 required Lauren Larsen be transfused with 200+ units of blood, she embarked on her current direction as a crusader for volunteer blood donations. In this role she has spoken at more...