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Café Scientifique, Up Next: Is the Genome Useful in Medicine?

March 21, 2013 at 2:06 pm
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Stephen Quake, PhD, Professor of Bioengineering and Applied Physics at Stanford University, will be speaking at our Café Scientifique series on Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m.

Topic of Discussion We are living in the genome age, where the productivity of DNA sequencers is advancing faster than Moore's Law. Dr. Quake will describe one contribution of biophysics to this field - the development of the first single molecule DNA sequencer. He will then go on to discuss several applications of high throughput DNA sequencing in medicine, ranging from non-invasive diagnostics to the first clinically annotated human genome.

Next Cafe Scientifique: Measuring the Networked Nonprofit

November 13, 2012 at 10:06 am
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Beth Kanter is the author of Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media for Social Change, Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation 2009-2013, and internationally recognized speaker and trainer. She is co-author of the highly acclaimed book, The Networked Nonprofit, published by Wiley in 2010, with Allison Fine and the recently published, "Measuring the Networked Nonprofit," with co-author KD Paine. Beth will be speaking at our next Cafe Scientifique on Thursday, November 15th.

I'm thrilled to announce the publication of my second book, "Measuring the Networked Nonprofit: Using Data to Change the World," with co-author and measurement goddess KD Paine. The book is about how nonprofits can measure and improve results from leveraging their networks. The frameworks and tips we outlined were field tested in real-time as part of my work as Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation with 60 of their grantees who participated in a peer learning/focus group and contributed many of the case studies.

Stem Cell Basics

January 29, 2013 at 1:27 pm
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Judith A. Shizuru, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine - Blood and Marrow Transplantation, will discuss the topic of stem cells at our upcoming Café Scientifique event on Thursday, January 31.

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.

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.