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The Equation: February 2024

This special edition of The Equation features a Heart Health Month section celebrating Stanford Medicine’s year of advances in arterial artistry, including the first in-human beating-heart transplant, the pioneering of a new surgical technique, and the use of CRISPR technology to permanently lower a patient’s cholesterol.

It also includes stories of brain-computer interfaces to restore communication to those who have lost the ability to physically speak, a vital course in international humanitarian surgical skills to help save lives where resources are scarce, a fresh new series of We Are Stanford Med video clips highlighting Stanford med students’ distinctively invigorating dreams of changing communities in need, and the SHE Talks 2024 YouTube video that captures a maxed-out audience cheering on Dr. Karen Adams’ insightful exploration of women’s health at every phase of life.