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Rare-breed rhinologist pursues both science and surgery

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Otolaryngologist Jayakar Nayak is a rare breed. The Stanford Sinus Center faculty member is part of a shrinking group of surgeons who also run basic science laboratories. "While I love surgery, and it can bring a lot of benefit to patients, I also love the research lab too," he says.

Permissive bankruptcy laws drive corporate default rates

New research conducted by Graduate School of Business and School of Engineering faculty members shows that, over the past 150 years, the U.S. corporate bond market has repeatedly suffered clustered default events. In a surprise finding, the study reveals that default episodes are only weakly related to bad business downturns. Rather, they seem to be a function of permissive bankruptcy laws.

The Arctic explorer history forgot lives on in the archives

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From Scott's doomed South Pole expedition to Shackleton's escape from Antarctica, the hardships of explorers at the ends of the Earth are legend. But few have heard of Elisha Kent Kane, whose journal and other belongings are in Special Collections. Stanford magazine tells his story.

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