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Jul 6 2021 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Palo Alto, CA – As genetic testing and molecular biomarkers open new avenues for medical care, researchers are more reliant on samples from human subjects than ever. Participants sometimes want to know research study results, which is driving the scientific community to consider when, what, and how...
Jun 28 2021 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Palo Alto, CA ­— Jennifer Vu, a recent Stanford graduate and researcher in the Mahajan Lab, earned the 2021 Oral Communication Program Excellence in Honors Thesis Presentation Award.  This prize recognizes students who not only take on original research, but also display exceptional talent in oral...
Jun 15 2021 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Palo Alto, CA — A study by the Mahajan Lab, in close collaboration with Rajesh Rao’s lab at the University of Michigan, helps improve our understanding of vitreoretinal lymphomas (VRLs) and demonstrates how liquid vitreous biopsies can be used for precise, personalized molecular diagnoses capable...
May 24 2021 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Palo Alto, CA — I recently listened to The Edge Effecton NPR’s Hidden Brain, an episode focusing on the benefits of diversity. The edge effect is an ecology term that refers to the biodiversity that flourishes at the boundary of two or more habitats.  With this concept in mind, Yo-yo Ma founded the...
May 6 2021 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Palo Alto, CA — Most people today, including many physicians, see the hypodermic needle as a mundane instrument that isn’t worth a second thought. This is not so for eye surgeons. The hypodermic needle is one of their most important surgical instruments with a fascinating history.

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