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Get a taste (or a feast) of curated intellectual content from Stanford+Connects events and the Stanford community at large. Browse our constantly updated top picks of Stanford-related articles, videos, photos and podcasts, all summarized and tagged to make it easy for you to hone in on whatever interests you most.

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  • What is the standard for a perfect face? Professor Jill Helms takes a closer look at how the human face has evolved over time and the importance of appearance in our society.

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  • 44 million people currently suffer from various cognitive diseases, including dementia. Professor Frank Longo discusses the scientific advancements made in Alzheimer’s research and what preventive treatment may look like in the future. 

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  • Professor Verghese explores the medical field, beginning with the origins of barber surgeons to today’s technologically enhanced experience. In describing the rituals involved, he argues that preserving this aspect of the practice of medicine is imperative to providing excellent patient care.

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  • Who are the fittest humans in the world? Professor Ashley seeks to find elite athletes to better understand their inherited traits of endurance by genetic sequencing. He describes some of these individuals, uncovers others around the world with similar qualities and explores the potential for human health.

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