Stanford Medicine Newsletter Updates For the Local Community


Insider perspectives on medical news

Stanford’s medical school recently launched a blog, called Scope, to provide the public with high-quality, timely information about biomedical research and health-care policy.

Scope covers achievements of Stanford faculty, staff and students, but also offers insight on medical and scientific developments around the world. Its writers discuss stories and issues that might not receive adequate attention or analysis by mainstream media. Recent posts covered research on ways to prevent certain cancers, the importance of teenagers’ getting enough sleep and a local program that provides veterans with mental-health services.

“Our goal is to offer depth and perspective to biomedical and health-care news, and to add a meaningful voice to the blogosphere,” said Paul Costello, executive director of the medical school’s communications office.

Scope is the latest offering in a series of new media initiatives from the medical school, including its “1:2:1” podcast, which features interviews with notable scientists, policy makers and journalists; a Flickr photo stream; a YouTube channel; a Twitter feed; and a Facebook fan page. Links to those resources can be found at

You can view the blog at

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