editor’s choice

December 2019

All Right Now

Over-the-Counter Cancer Tests?

Trevor Martin, PhD ’17, wants to bring diagnostic kits to a drugstore near you in an attempt to “democratize disease detection.”

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

latest

December 2019

Farewells

Prominent Particle Physicist

Ann Elizabeth Nelson, ’80

By

John Roemer

December 2019

Farewells

Two-Time Olympian and Software Entrepreneur

Brian Gregory Job, ’73

By

John Roemer

December 2019

Features

An Existential Moment for Democracy?

Stanford University scholars discuss democracy’s decline worldwide and the role of the United States in preserving it.

By

Jill Patton

December 2019

Departments

Treeunion

A special branch of the alumni family celebrated together during Reunion Homecoming.

By

Summer Batte

December 2019

Columns

Accelerating Stanford’s Impact

Observations from Stanford Pres. Marc Tessier-Lavigne.

By

Marc Tessier-Lavigne

December 2019

All Right Now

Anatomy of a New Hospital

Seismically sound and state of the art.

By

Kathy Zonana

December 2019

All Right Now

The Day the Bomb Dropped

Len Gardner, MA ’50, describes his introduction to World War II.

By

Sam Scott

December 2019

Features

Sleep and Genes

As sleep research at Stanford approaches its 50th birthday, a new generation of scientists are using biomedical techniques to illuminate the mysteries of Nod.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

December 2019

All Right Now

‘Autofocals’ Adjust Themselves

These glasses don’t just look smart.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

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