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Amy Standen

Amy Standen is a radio reporter for KQED Science. Her email is astanden@kqed.org and you can follow her on Twitter at @amystanden.

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Schizophrenia: What It’s Like to Hear Voices

August 11, 2014 | 8:30 am

Schizophrenia: What It’s Like to Hear Voices

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The voices they hear are almost always harsh. But what if those voices were warm and reassuring?

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What is Schizophrenia? Scientists Call for New Thinking

August 4, 2014 | 7:22 am

What is Schizophrenia? Scientists Call for New Thinking

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Researchers reconsider how to treat a condition that’s twice as common as Alzheimer’s disease. Read more …

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New Clinics in California Seek to Stop Schizophrenia Before it Starts

July 28, 2014 | 9:58 am

New Clinics in California Seek to Stop Schizophrenia Before it Starts

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Reagan was 19 when she began having hallucinations.The important thing is she knew something was wrong.

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Chevron Refinery Plans in Richmond Pose Risks, Says Attorney General

June 10, 2014 | 7:30 am

Chevron Refinery Plans in Richmond Pose Risks, Says Attorney General

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In a letter to the city, Harris says she still has questions about the oil company’s $1 billion expansion project.

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Judge Orders Silicon Valley Billionaire to Testify in Dispute Over Beach

May 8, 2014 | 5:03 pm

Judge Orders Silicon Valley Billionaire to Testify in Dispute Over Beach

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Venture capitalist expected to appear Monday in case involving access to a popular local beach. …read more

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Scientists Find A Planet Like Earth

April 18, 2014 | 9:29 am

Scientists Find A Planet Like Earth

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The planet, about 500 light-years from Earth, orbits in its stars habitable zone. …read more

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NASA’s LADEE Spacecraft Set to Crash-Land on the Moon

April 4, 2014 | 8:27 am

NASA’s LADEE Spacecraft Set to Crash-Land on the Moon

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Having solved a 42-year-old mystery about lunar “streamers,” the $280 million LADEE spacecraft is set to vaporize when it collides with the moon around April 21. …read more

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NASA Sends Fruit Flies to Space to Prep for Mars Missions

March 24, 2014 | 10:05 am

NASA Sends Fruit Flies to Space to Prep for Mars Missions

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Insects go into orbit as part of effort to understand challenges of a human mission to Mars. Read more. …

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New UCSF Lab Studies How Video Games Affect Our Brains

March 6, 2014 | 4:45 pm

New UCSF Lab Studies How Video Games Affect Our Brains

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Do skills acquired by playing video games transfer to the real world? That’s a debate driving new research. Read more. …

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Is Brain Stimulation a Medicine of the Future?

March 3, 2014 | 7:55 am

Is Brain Stimulation a Medicine of the Future?

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Scientists study whether ‘electroceuticals’ might treat depression and other ailments while ‘brain hackers’ experiment. . Read more …

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