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Stem cell scientists warn against fraudulent treatment

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Leading stem cell researchers, including Stanford's Irving Weissman, are issuing warnings about unproven stem cell therapies being marketed on the Internet and have launched a website to educate and protect patients seeking such treatments. Most of these therapies have little or no benefit — and can be dangerous as well as costly.

'Three Books' authors take uncomfortable look at privilege

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Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman and Joyce Carol Oates' short story "The Undesirable Table" are the summer reading selections assigned to the incoming freshman class for this year's "Three Books" program.

Study finds enzyme key in fetal heart development

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Medical School scientists have identified for the first time an enzyme that plays vital roles in fetal heart development and in causing cardiac hypertrophy, an enlargement of the heart, in adults. The study, conducted by Ching-Pin Chang, assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine, and his laboratory, appeared July 1 in Nature.

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  • Lively Arts discount: Subscriptions for the 2010-11 Stanford Lively Arts season will go on sale Friday, July 9. Stanford faculty and staff will receive a 50 percent discount off subscriptions through Aug. 26. After that, the discount is 20 percent off for subscriptions and single tickets. Tickets for Stanford students are $10 for all paid performances. New and renewing subscribers can purchase tickets online via the Lively Arts website or by calling the Stanford Ticket Office at 650-725-ARTS. Single event tickets will go on sale to the general public Aug. 27.
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