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20 / 20 Blog Archive

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.
Apr 12 2021 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
  Palo Alto, CA — The most common strategy for beating the coronavirus is attacking the viral proteins responsible for disease, but the Mahajan Lab and colleagues focused their research on a human protein that interacts with the virus. The Stanford team, working with collaborators at the...
Apr 5 2021 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Palo Alto, CA — Interrupted patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic has been seen across the medical field with dire consequences. In ophthalmology, interrupted care can result in vision loss.  A team of ophthalmologists and clinical research coordinators at Stanford University created a...
Apr 4 2021 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog, Awards
Palo Alto, CA —Young Joo Sun Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow in the Mahajan Lab, received a grant from the Brightfocus Foundation to study a key protein involved in macular degeneration.