Stanford http://kalw.org en Driverless Distraction: Will we be safe when our cars drive themselves? http://kalw.org/post/driverless-distraction-will-we-be-safe-when-our-cars-drive-themselves <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p>When you listen to the radio in your car, you’re listening -- but mostly driving. Your hands are on the wheel, eyes on the road, and you’re aware of the cars around you, your speed, and your environment.But, it’s really easy to take our eyes off the windshield, even just for a second.</p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 00:15:07 +0000 Angela Johnston 34937 at http://kalw.org Driverless Distraction: Will we be safe when our cars drive themselves? The Science of Compassion http://kalw.org/post/science-compassion <p></p><p>What makes us want to be good?</p><p>&ldquo;Compassion is complex,&rdquo; says Emiliana Simon Thomas, the former associate director of CCARE, the Center for Compassion And Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University.</p><p>Brian Knutson, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Stanford University, adds: &ldquo;It&rsquo;s not quite an emotion, is it? It&rsquo;s more sophisticated.&rdquo;</p><p>Emerging science is exploring how our minds feel for others.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 01:23:32 +0000 Judy Silber 13623 at http://kalw.org The Science of Compassion Difficult Diagnosis: Treating Mental Illness in the Bay Area http://kalw.org/post/difficult-diagnosis-treating-mental-illness-bay-area <p><span style="line-height: normal; background-color: white; font-family: Helvetica; color: rgb(51,51,51); font-size: 14pt">On June 18th, City Visions explored&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(34,34,34); font-size: 14pt">new research on and interventions for mental illness.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: normal; background-color: white; font-family: Helvetica; color: rgb(51,51,51); font-size: 14pt">Questions discussed included: how are&nbsp;health professionals<strong>&nbsp;</strong>in&nbsp;the Bay Area identifying and treating people with me Thu, 14 Jun 2012 14:40:55 +0000 City Visions 12130 at http://kalw.org Difficult Diagnosis: Treating Mental Illness in the Bay Area Stanford sequences the Iranian genome http://kalw.org/post/stanford-sequences-iranian-genome <p><span style="background-color: transparent; line-height: normal; ">When scientists started studying genomes, and then sequencing them, their work was hailed as revolutionary. But, they were mostly done in connection with Caucasian genes and some African and East Asian populations. One of the races no one studied was the Persian race. That is, until last year. Stanford researchers received a $250,000 grant from a Persian American foundation called </span>PARSA<span style="background-color: transparent; line-height: normal; "> to study the Iranian genome. Tue, 05 Jun 2012 22:25:54 +0000 Hana Baba 11690 at http://kalw.org Stanford sequences the Iranian genome Connecting the Dots: afternoon edition for Wednesday, February 8, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-afternoon-edition-wednesday-february-8-2012 <p>Last night, in San Francisco&#39;s Ingleside neighborhood, a woman and a boy were sent to the hospital due to a <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/02/08/BA9M1N4M05.DTL&amp;tsp=1">mysterious explosion</a> allegedly caused by drug manufacturing. The situation is undergoing investigation; it has not been released what drug was being made or what the relationship of the two were. Police plan to arrest the 33-year-old woman&hellip;</p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 21:32:39 +0000 Antoinette Siu 5599 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: afternoon edition for Wednesday, February 8, 2012