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Arsenic shows promise as cancer treatment, study finds

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Miss Marple notwithstanding, arsenic might not be many people’s favorite chemical. But the notorious poison does have medical applications. One form has been used as a therapy for a particular type of leukemia for more than 10 years. Now researchers such as Philip Beachy, left, have shown that it may be useful in treating a variety of other cancers.

Training begins for second class of Global Health Corps

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The Global Health Corps, which gives recent college graduates the opportunity to work in the global health field, began its two-week orientation July 12 at Stanford for 38 new fellows. About a dozen faculty will teach sessions on topics such as social justice, microfinance and urban poverty in America.

The Iranian optimist: Abbas Milani

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As the first head of Stanford's Iranian studies program and the co-founder of the Iran Democracy Project at the Hoover Institution, Abbas Milani, an Iranian exile since 1986, has spent the past decade extolling the promise of democratic change in Iran. In a profile in Stanford magazine, Milani explains why he thinks democratic change is possible.

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  • 21st Century Conversations: Media X is launching its 2010-11 research theme at the Wallenberg Summer Institute July 20-22. The Summer Institute includes a one-day conference, "Social Media & Social Technologies: Changing Personal & Civic Conversations," and nine related half- and full-day workshops. For more, visit the website.
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